Why Hire Krispy Brown?
Jan11

Why Hire Krispy Brown?

[I have been offered a position so am now back in work, but I’ll leave this up for a the record] Well after 9 months I decided to address the issues with my life/work balance, and leave New Scientist.  It was a really interesting and challenging job, and I wish them all the best – it’s such a great magazine, and the people there make it a really stimulating place to work.  BUT: I realised that the travel and stress...

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My Beer Writing Website
Oct10

My Beer Writing Website

Just a quick post to link to my more ‘beer focused’ website; beerwriter.co.uk, where I’m transfering all my thoughts on beer, pubs, and home brewing.  I’ve started doing full mash (beer making from first principles, using barley grain) now, after nearly five years not doing a brew, and I’m just remembering how much fun it is. I decided to try my hand again now as I’ve spent a day at one local craft...

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Krispy Joins New Scientist as Lead Developer
Nov01

Krispy Joins New Scientist as Lead Developer

UPDATE:  After nine months I’ve now left New Scientist, it was an exciting place to work, and it helped improve my WordPress knowledge and dev skills, BUT the life / work balance was not right for me, and I decided that it was time to leave and spend more time with my wife – we only live once and I don’t want to have too many regrets! Well after 18 years working for the magazine distributor Frontline Ltd, it was time...

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New Website;  ReadStories.co.uk
Sep26

New Website; ReadStories.co.uk

I’ve been very busy during my days off between jobs (I start an exciting new Lead Developer role at New Scientist magazine soon!), and decided to create a family friendly online story website, utilising the huge 8,000+ archive I already have created for another website. This new site; readstories.co.uk uses a modern responsive design, using some javascript frameworks to allow me to create a tiled layout every easily, then...

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Beer Festival Mobile App Updated
Aug04

Beer Festival Mobile App Updated

It’s July 2014 and I’ve been finding the time to update the popular mobile App I did for last two year’s festivals.  It contains the cask beers, bottled beers, and ciders – well it will once I process the excel files into my MySQL database. The lists do change up to the last minute, so I’ll try and keep them spot on – but the main bulk of the beers are ordered and will be on their way. The tasting notes and strengths...

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