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Setting up rclone through docker

I run a variety of websites, both for myself and for clients. One thing that is very important to do is to ensure that when you have a decent backup approach in place. I personally achieve this through the use of WPvivid to perform nightly backups of files and the database to a cloud storage provider. However, just having the backups saved to a...

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Update all Git repositories

Over the years I’ve been working to move more and more of the content into version control. This spans both my development work and writing for this site and books/documents. However, as I switch between multiple computers where I will use one as my day-to-day driver and a second one for when I’m travelling to and from work, ensuring that I keep...

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Imposter Syndrome in Consultancy

Do you find yourself feeling like you’re a fraud? Feeling like you’re getting by on chance, that your friends, colleagues and the client will soon find you out? If so, then you might be dealing with Imposter Syndrome also sometimes referred to as the Imposter Complex. What is Imposter Syndrome? Imposter Syndrome is a term originally coined by ...

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Stress – What is the right level of stress?

When you think of stress, you no doubt think of a situation similar to this picture. A situation of discomfort, strain and pressure, which could be caused by innumerable reasons. While this is definitely one form of stress, stress is also something that can also make you feel excited, motivated and challenged. Types of Stress As I’ve alluded...

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Creating dynamic sub-menu in Excel

Excel is a powerful tool and has a lot of opportunities that people aren’t aware of. In this post, I’m going to talk about one of these, the ability to easily make a dynamic sub-menu. The Example We are going to make a simple look up, which when you specify a country will give you a list of major cities. For this example, we are only going to ...

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Positive impact of changing my hosting provider

In this post, I’m going to talk about my recent change of hosting provider and the impact it has had. Honestly, I hadn’t expected there to be one, so I have been left surprised by the impact it has had. Why move hosting provider? While in hindsight this is very obvious, it was something that I hadn’t thought about properly previously. Prior to...

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It’s been a while and what the future holds

Hello Internet, it’s been a while! My last update was written in January 2014! This is obviously a very long time ago and a lot has happened in my life since then. The primary change in my life is that I have moved away from primarily working in development roles into more business consulting and project management. This means that while I might...

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