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Welcome, and thank you for stopping by! Please enjoy my site. My aim is to bring you a range of content covering life and working in tech through my blog as well as a knowledge base of my collected learnings and experiences as an IT engineer covering DevOps, System Administration, Technical Support skills, and general IT/tech as well as anything else I come across.

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Recent Posts

Troubleshooting Skills

24 minute read

Looking at the art, and the science, of troubleshooting technical issues

Introducing Regular Expressions

17 minute read

Regular expressions are a powerful tool for searching and manipulating text. They are used in many programming languages, text editors, and other tools. They...

Top Tips For A Successful Interview

28 minute read

Following on from my recent article on how to write a good CV I had some requests to continue on with my thoughts on how to do well at interview. Again, I’v...

How To Write A Good CV (or Resume)

23 minute read

I know that there’s a lot of churn going on in the industry right now and a lot of people are suddenly and unexpectedly looking for a new role. Over the pas...

2023 IT Industry Layoffs

14 minute read

I want to talk a little about the trend that’s arrived in late 2022 and into early 2023 (and possibly but hopefully not beyond) where a large number of devel...

Getting Started With Git

21 minute read

Git is a near ubiquitous tool in modern software development and DevOps practices. Understanding how to use it is a key skill in working effectively and effi...