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stylistpick.com are hiring! PHP + QA

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Well, far be it from me to try and sell things on my blog! However I am currently hiring for 3 positions at StylistPick.com (Stylefantasia Ltd).

We are a new online fashion company financed by the same investors who backed both Asos and Net-a-porter (Index Ventures). We run an online ‘shoe & handbag of the month’ club where customers receive personalised product recommendations every month based on their fashion taste. We bring curation to ecommerce and through our subscription model have highest repeat order rates. Read More

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Trials of setting up PHP for Magento on RHEL5

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Big delay on any posting going on here for some time! As you all are most likely aware by now; 2 months ago I accepted the role of Lead Developer at a new start up company. Anyone who has joined a start up venture at such an early stage will corroborate this, it is blummin’ hard work! My job description ranges from sys admin, programmer, front end developer, customer services, stock taker and anything else that needs doing! One of my biggest achievements and tasks was getting a production ready environment set up and migrate a live site in 5 days. Good news is, I did it! I still have a million and one things to do to get everything exactly how I want it, but here’s how I configured the environment and migrated in such a short time so other people can hopefully save some tears and frustrations….. Read More

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To specialise, or not to specialise

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I was recently informed that “when someone talks about specialities, I worry. People should be open to all technologies”. Something along those lines anyway! I was a bit taken a back by this as the reason for it being brought up was a previous rant on my blog about PHP Developers/Programmers having to be experts in frontend web development also. But, I’m not so sure that this should be exempt from personal interpretation and opinion… Should you specialise? When should you specialise? What does it mean to specialise? What is the correct way to specialise in a of a few certain aspects of your skillset? Are specialities different from expertise? Read More

links for 2010-09-24

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Realising Good Ideas

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I don’t know about you, but I am often mulling over a new idea. I am constantly trying to find ways to make my own life easier and combining them with interests I already have.

The question is, how can you tell a good idea from a bad idea? Is there such a thing as a bad idea? How do we realise our good ideas into existance?

These are questions I am constantly asking myself everyday. My answers to them change hourly, but always remain on the same theme. I think the first way of answering these is by taking charge and in effect; Take control of the first step. Read More