Delivery-focussed Elixir, Python, XSL/XQuery, (No)SQL, and Agile consultancy, specialising in content migration, API design, and (micro)services.

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Oldham-Made is no longer offering consultancy services in the UK

Another casuality of #Brexit

2019-04-02

Announcing the launch of WorldTimeAPI.org

A simple JSON/plain-text API to obtain the current time in, and related data about, a timzone.

2018-07-17

5 years old today!

And still going strong

2018-03-04

Querying for Entities with Ancestors with a partial Key

Retrieve an Entity which has Parents when you only have the Entity's Key

2017-11-18

One solution to fix a hanging docker command on macOS

If executing `docker` is slow, this fix may help.

2017-07-20

One simple trick to level-up your tests

I’ll keep this short, because it really is simple.

2017-02-20

Creating a Docker Machine with a fixed IP

If you run multiple docker machines, pinning their IP can be a life saver!

2016-09-27

Useful Docker shell aliases, functions, and notes

2016-09-25

Subword movement in ZSH

Handy tip for ZSH users coming from Emacs

2016-09-24

Quick tips for Elixir deployments

2016-09-20

Erlang-mini on Raspberry Pi

Install a minimal version of erlang on your small device

2016-09-18

Examples of using stow to manage your dotfiles

Cheatsheet of stow usage

2016-07-14

Unit testing infinite while-loops

A useful approach to unit testing around infinite while-loops

2016-06-15

CORS and Ramses

Quick hint if you're having CORS trouble with Ramses

2016-04-05

Oldham-Made now offering Agile consultancy

Need an experienced and qualified Scrum Master for your Python team?

2016-03-28

3 years strong

2016-03-04

Announcing the launch of python-tool.net

A simple tool for reformatting Python data-types

2015-08-22

Announcing the launch of json-tool.net

A(nother) simple tool for reformatting & transforming JSON data

2015-04-02

Announcing the launch of xml-tool.net

A simple tool for reformatting/beautifying XML data

2015-03-08

Announcing the launch of yaml-tool.net

A simple tool for reformatting & transforming YAML data

2014-11-26

Why I hate TDD

Or, more accurately, why I hate badly-named tests.

2014-09-20

Posting Python packages to PyPI

2014-08-20

Installing Supervisord on OS X Mavericks

2014-08-04

Decorator inheritance through meta-programming

Rule 4: Complex is better than complicated.

2014-06-30

Stop using usernames!

Seriously. It will make things much easier for your users.

2014-05-05

Introductions count

A strong introduction counts, especially for software.

2014-04-14

Super simple BDD with Buildout

Behaviour-Driven Development without the overhead

2014-03-23

Quick tip — Don't set a screensaver on OS X Virtualbox guests

2014-02-20

Changing OS X system date from Terminal

2014-01-10

XSD: import vs. include

2013-08-21

Log4j errors with thrift+java

Updated thrift recently, and found that afterwards

2013-07-06

Can't clone svn subdirectory using git-svn?

2013-05-09

MySQL & the libtoolT error on x86_64

Quick fix for the `cannot remove 'libtoolT': No such file or directory` error

2013-04-30

Fixing timezones in PHP

Quick fix for a server that showed PHP to be an hour "out"

2013-04-08

Installing Thrift on OpenSolaris

A quick script to get you started

2013-03-25

Useful buildout recipes

2013-03-18

Quick tip — Staying up-to-date on linux

2013-03-08

Nginx, Subversion, and 413's

2013-02-22

Thrift & Python 2.6: troubleshooting installs

2013-02-10

Installing thrift

2013-02-07

Quick tip — Installing PyYAML for Jython

2013-01-27

Using Travis-CI with submodules

How to fix those pesky "Permission denied" errors

2013-01-10

Setting up vsftpd on CentOS

I've always found setting up vsftpd a bit of a pain, so here are some simple instructions to follow and help with a few "gotchas".

2013-01-01

Compiling lxml/libxml2/libxslt for a virtualenv

2012-12-02

Changing MySQL's datadir on OpenSolaris

2012-11-21

OpenSolaris Cheat Sheet

Some useful commands for working with OpenSolaris

2012-11-10

Wordpress Pretty-URL Rewriting in IIS

2012-09-11

Fixing "InnoDB is in the future!" errors

2012-09-08

Subversion and "/!svn/vcc/default" errors

2012-08-20

Running with Jython

2012-08-01