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A blog about web development and design



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Benchmarking with Bees with Machine Guns

Sun, 14 Feb 2016 15:02:37 GMT

The last week or so I've been stress testing/optimising various services using Bees with Machine Guns. If you've not heard of it before, the repo adequately describes it as:

A utility for arming (creating) many bees (micro EC2 instances) to attack (load test) targets (web applications).

This is partly


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Bristol Instagram Meetup Photos

Wed, 02 Dec 2015 15:49:45 GMT

Last week I attended my first Instagram meet up here in Bristol (#igersBristol). As part of the meetup we got a private tour around some parts of Bristol University including the Wills Memorial Building. Here's a round up of my photos.

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Using The Raspberry Pi As Network Attached Storage

Mon, 25 May 2015 21:30:00 GMT

The last couple of days I’ve been playing around trying different Samba share set-ups, to get the most throughput using the Raspberry Pi as a NAS. I thought I’d share what I’ve found to be the most effective.

It’s worth noting that all my results are


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That Was 2013

Fri, 27 Dec 2013 10:40:00 GMT

A few weeks back Mark Davies and I started to think about how we could bring together all the end-of-year music blog posts about the top songs and albums.

Introducing thatwas2013.com, a web app that collects the blog posts about the top tracks and albums of the year and


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Saving Your Commits With Git Hooks

Thu, 21 Nov 2013 20:46:00 GMT

I’ve been moving more and more towards using AngularJS as my JavaScript framework of chose recently. With this, the demand for creating/having an API to save and get data from has become a necessity.

Git-stats is a small Node app that I’ve been used to cut


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Rando Snap

Thu, 12 Sep 2013 09:15:00 GMT

Every Friday at Synth we try to take a bit of time out of our normal work schedule to work on something different. Last Friday Dom and I were the only ones in the office (everyone else was at Bestival) and we had a shot at making something with an


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