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Plant trees and stay focused

Stay focused, be present I have recently been trying to find some apps that will help me with my focus. I used an app called impulse blocker which would block any website that you would add to the list. You can enable and disable it whenever you liked, but I often found I would just disable it for a large duration …

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Written by Michael Brooks - RSS Feed - - Aggregated on Wednesday May 23, 2018


I did a tandem skydive at 15,000ft

Tandem skydives are an exhilarating experience. Last Saturday, I took a tandem skydive thanks to my lovely wife who bought it for my birthday present. I have to say, I wasn’t nervous at all, calm as a cucumber in fact. I always try to never over think any situation and say to myself… “It’s been done a million times …

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Written by Michael Brooks - RSS Feed - - Aggregated on Monday May 14, 2018


We don’t need a social networking website. We need building websites to be …

Some may know that I’ve been wanting to build an open source social networking website for a long time. The trouble with building a social networking site is there is so much to do. Especially if you want to build something that’s on par with the likes of Facebook. No one wants to help build it with you and it’s …

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Written by Michael Brooks - RSS Feed - - Aggregated on Wednesday April 25, 2018


A brave new world

The beginning of a new chapter My wife will be leaving her place of work this week to go on her own adventure and creating her own pet sitting business. She is very scared and nervous, but I keep reassuring her that everything will be okay and if it doesn’t work out, we can move on to something else. Where it all …

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Written by Michael Brooks - RSS Feed - - Aggregated on Monday April 16, 2018


Crossfit Home Workout

This is a bit of a late post and one I had on my mind after completing my home crossfit workout on Monday. Monday was a bank holiday and for some reason, my Crossfit box closes on bank holidays which means most of us are lost and wonder what to do with ourselves. If the weather is good, he will set a workout in …

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Written by Michael Brooks - RSS Feed - - Aggregated on Thursday April 5, 2018


Motivational Posters

Purchase some motivational posters I have opened up an online store with Woocommerce and Printful and will be selling motivational posters. If you would like to take a look, then head over to this page and see for yourself. If you would like to give feedback, then please feel free to contact me through comments, …

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Written by Michael Brooks - RSS Feed - - Aggregated on Thursday March 1, 2018


Homemade Air Conditioner

MagPi's 's Twitter account was asking if anyone has any good air conditioning Raspberry Pi projects, but so far no one has made one which is appalling in this UK heatwave (currently over 30C). After some time into the conversation, this article popped up, and as you can see he has made quite a mess of the copper …

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Written by Michael Brooks - RSS Feed - - Aggregated on Tuesday June 20, 2017


5 of the best Laravel books

Laravel - Up and Running: A Framework for Building Modern PHP Apps Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk Matt Stauffer What sets Laravel apart from other PHP web frameworks? Speed and simplicity, for starters. This rapid application development framework and its vast ecosystem of tools let you quickly build new …

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Written by Michael Brooks - RSS Feed - - Aggregated on Monday June 12, 2017


Most helpful GIT command...

This little command is a lifesaver and will save you so much time when switching and merging previous branches in your GIT workflow. git checkout - git merge - See the little minus symbol at the end? That basically tells GIT you want to checkout the previous branch, or merge the previous branch. This will …

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Written by Michael Brooks - RSS Feed - - Aggregated on Tuesday May 23, 2017


Xbox One Elite Controller Review

I recently had this given to me as a Christmas present and I think it's time to give it a review. This controller is a beast and I doubt I have yet to use this controller to it's full potential. It has so many knobs and triggers that you feel a bit lost when using it for the first time. However, after a few rounds …

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Written by Michael Brooks - RSS Feed - - Aggregated on Sunday May 21, 2017