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Paul Conroy
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Maximum Media recently ran a comprehensive survey of over 20,000 of their readers on Irish attitudes to love, life, work, home and politics. The results were launched alongside a new-look group site at http://www.maximummedia.ie/

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Eircom's eFibre service is generally pretty good, with the exception of their DNS servers. These seem to fall over far more than the rest of the service.

Fortunately swapping out the eircom DNS for the far more reliable Google ones is fairly straight forward, so I put together a simple step-by-step guide to making the change.

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Just pushed a small update to the Eamon Dunphy Soundboard android app, more as a crash course for myself in using Android Studio than anything else!

New in this version:
- added a new set of quotes
- the ability to set a quote as a ringtone or notification sound
- migrated from phonegap to native code, fixing ad freezing issues

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Last week I gave a talk at the Dublin leg of the Agile Tour about our experience moving to an agile workflow at Daft.ie from a waterfall approach.

When we were researching our transition, we found plenty of examples of companies for whom it went smoothly, but far fewer going in to detail on the inevitable problems encountered. So for my talk, I focused instead on the parts of the transition that went particularly badly for us, in the hope that it'll help some other teams heading down the same path avoid the same heartache!

I'd a few people asking me to put up the slides, but they aren't really designed to stand alone for anyone who hasn't seen the talk. So I took my notes from the day and expanded them a bit on my blog.

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A couple of months back, there was a funny +CommitStrip comic doing the rounds, where a CTO tricked his team in to paying more attention to commit messages by styling them like click-bait headlines on a twitter timeline (http://bit.ly/1ybtYzd).

Fond as I am of taking funny ideas way too seriously, I put together GwitLog to bring this comic partially to life. It's a PHP composer package which takes a git commit log and attempts to format it like a social media timeline. It doesn't re-write the commit messages in a click-bait-y style - maybe in version 2!

It's fairly stand-alone, so can be deployed as part of a stand-alone script, or you can go nuts and integrate it as part of your CI tool to output updates in real-time for each build!

I put together http://www.gwitlog.com as a simple example of the package in action - give it a try with your git commit logs and let me know what you think!

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A couple of months back, there was a funny +CommitStrip comic doing the rounds, where a CTO tricked his team in to paying more attention to commit messages by styling them like click-bait headlines on a twitter timeline (http://bit.ly/1ybtYzd).

Fond as I am of taking funny ideas way too seriously, I put together GwitLog to bring this comic partially to life. It's a PHP composer package which takes a git commit log and attempts to format it like a social media timeline. It doesn't re-write the commit messages in a click-bait-y style - maybe in version 2!

It's fairly stand-alone, so can be deployed as part of a stand-alone script, or you can go nuts and integrate it as part of your CI tool to output updates in real-time for each build!

I put together http://www.gwitlog.com as a simple example of the package in action - give it a try with your git commit logs and let me know what you think!

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A couple of months back, there was a funny +CommitStrip comic doing the rounds, where a CTO tricked his team in to paying more attention to commit messages by styling them like click-bait headlines on a twitter timeline (http://bit.ly/1ybtYzd).

Fond as I am of taking funny ideas way too seriously, I put together GwitLog to bring this comic partially to life. It's a PHP composer package which takes a git commit log and attempts to format it like a social media timeline. It doesn't re-write the commit messages in a click-bait-y style - maybe in version 2!

It's fairly stand-alone, so can be deployed as part of a stand-alone script, or you can go nuts and integrate it as part of your CI tool to output updates in real-time for each build!

I put together http://www.gwitlog.com as a simple example of the package in action - give it a try with your git commit logs and let me know what you think!

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Important to stay on top of current events..
Cutting through all of the noise and bluster of the debate around the independence referendum to get a quick answer to the question, "Is Scotland still part of the UK?"

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Google have rolled out an improved search box within the search results when searching for a specific domain.

By default this box will allow users to search within Google results for that domain, with auto-complete enabled. Where this gets more interesting is that if the right markup is enabled in the publisher's site, this box will make use of the site's own search facility.

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Most applications tend to involve sending email at some point, and testing of that in a local development environment can be a pain. Fortunately a tool called Mailcatcher exists to make this far easier than it would otherwise be.

I've put together a short post on the +Square1.io blog with a simple walkthrough of using Mailcatcher along with Vagrant and Laravel to test email sending locally when developing.
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