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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


ReactJS Firebase Blogging Application

I have just released a dev branch of my first ReactJS application which utilises Firebase database. If you are looking to build ReactJS application, then I encourage you to clone my repo and create any PRs which you think will be helpful towards the project. You can also preview my ReactJS blogging app here and please …

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Written by Michael Brooks - RSS Feed - - Aggregated on Saturday February 4, 2017


How to motivate yourself to lose weight or become more healthy when working …

We are now into the new year (Happy New Year everyone) and usually at this time, everyone is looking to either lose weight, or become more healthy or even a combination of the two. As a Web Developer who has been in the field for just shy of 4 years, I think I have found a good way to keep myself motivated to becoming …

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Written by Michael Brooks - RSS Feed - - Aggregated on Sunday January 8, 2017


Plans for the new year

I never do the "New year, New me" bullshit, I have always believed that the end of the year is a time to reflect what we have done over the past few years and what we can improve upon for the new year to come. Let's start with looking back at what happened with myself. I have gone through two workplaces, my first …

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Written by Michael Brooks - RSS Feed - - Aggregated on Monday December 26, 2016