Jeremy Brown

April 28, 2021

A Review of Deep Work By Cal Newport

Originally published on the 19th of January 2017. It’s funny to be writing a review of this book about deep work while sitting in an uber watching the driver check and fiddle with his phone every few minutes! Road safety issues aside, this highlights a very real problem we all face today we are constantly distracted in our digital alwa...
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April 28, 2021

2000 km with the Cannondale Slate

Originally published on the 29th of December 2016. TL;DR; This is an awesome go-anywhere-do-anything bike that is pure FUN - if you are in a rush skip the review and check out this gallery of highlights from the past year. I’ve had my Cannondale Slate Force CX1 for almost exactly a year and done over 2000 km on it on and off-road, tumb...
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April 28, 2021

How to stop the BlueJeans App for Mac using all of your CPU and Battery

Originally published on the 19th of December 2016. Update - this blog post is pretty out of date but it still gets some search traffic, I'm not sure this approach still works... YMMV TL;DR Use AppPolice for the Mac to control how much CPU the BlueJeans for Mac app can use (100% or 1 core seems to work) so that your computer is usable w...
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April 28, 2021

New OpenAPI Specification Shortcode for Hugo

Originally published on the 13th of July 2016. One of the things I’ve been meaning to try for a while is to experiment with combining Open API Spec (formerly known as Swagger Spec) and static websites. So I’ve hacked together a quick experiment that allows you to embed OpenAPI Spec inside a Hugo site. You can see an example of this in ...
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April 28, 2021

Why I'm voting remain, no matter how painful it feels

Originally published on the 23rd of June 2016. Today I voted in the UK’s EU Referendum to remain in the EU, and it really irked me because there are many things that are broken in the EU. In the end it came down to couple main things: • Risk: I really think that Martin Lewis (one of the most balanced experts who has spoken up about thi...
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April 28, 2021

Building the Ultimate Home Media Center with the new AppleTV 4, Plex/Kodi and a QNAP NAS

Originally published on the 8th of June 2016. TL;DR; The Apple TV 4 can run Plex or Kodi (XBMC) directly and play all my Movies, TV Shows and Music from my QNAP NAS. It’s quite a sweet setup. I’ve finally had a bit of time to work on a project I’ve had on my back burner for quite some time, building a home entertainment system to play ...
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April 28, 2021

Moving from WordPress to a static site using Hugo and Netlify

Originally published on the 16th of November 2015. Update - this site has now moved to world.hey.com I’ve had it in the back of my mind for a while to move this site to be a statically generated site to escape the constant admin and update cycles of wordpress and over the weekend I finally managed to get around to it. In the end it was...
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April 28, 2021

How to run OpenShift V3 on an existing Kubernetes Cluster

Originally published on the 27th of July 2015. [Important Note - this is a very old post and completely outdated] I’m a big fan of Kubernetes and the ideas it brings to enable running Docker containers at scale. However if you’ve used Kubernetes you’ll know that right now the tooling around it is pretty basic from a developer and appli...
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April 28, 2021

Ansible Tip: Running Interactive Scripts with Ansible

Originally published on the 31st of May 2015. Sometimes when you run a script with Ansible it requires an interactive prompt like y/n or something similar. I recently ran into this problem and after a bit of head bashing I found the following solution in a little Linux utility called ‘yes’ which repeatedly outputs a line with a specifi...
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April 28, 2021

Apigee not Apogee

Originally published on the 27th of May 2015. I recently left Red Hat to join Apigee and one of the funniest things I get asked when I say this is if I’m going to make computer games! Obviously you won’t get this if you are not old enough or geeky enough to know it but Apogee was a company that made really good shareware computer games...
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