Customer, Partner, Vendor.

Over the last 9 months, a lot has happened in my life; I have a nice titanium plate in my shoulder now courtesy of a major car accident. I changed roles at Novosco ↗ from Infrastructure Engineer to Cloud Technologist - focusing more on R&D and emerging platforms, and I helped out Frank Denneman ↗ and Niels Hagoort ↗ in editing their best-selling vSphere 6.5 Host Deep Dive book ↗....

July 18, 2017 · Myles Gray

My VCIX6-NV exam experience

I’ve been putting off doing VCAP level exams for a long time, probably longer than I should have in hind-sight. But a month ago I took my brave pills and booked what would be my first VCAP level exam: VCIX6-NV ↗. So the date was set and I have been studying in pretty much all the free time I have over the last month - repeating HOLs over and over, standing up, breaking, fixing my home lab’s NSX environment, setting all kinds of stuff with API instead of the UI to try and get a grasp of everything this exam is supposed to encompass....

September 23, 2016 · Myles Gray

Photography Trip to Chernobyl, Ukraine

I am very passionate about my photography, usually I’ll go on a few trips a year just for that and this was one of those instances. I’ve decided I might as well start posting them up here so I have a nice centralised location I can give to people that want to see them. We visited quite a number of places, most prolific in my mind was DUGA-3 which is hands down the single largest free standing structure I’ve ever climbed at 160m, It’s very hard to get the scale of it in any of the pictures, but just know, the ladders were very rusty and large sections were missing as you climbed up, got to the top though, much to the dismay of our guide Igor, who, according to himself only ever went halfway up and that was more than enough!...

August 20, 2015 · Myles Gray

Another racecar engine build…

So after the last one met it’s fate fairly quickly due to a number of tuning problems I set about rebuilding the engine again, this is what happened: Why not follow @mylesagray on Twitter ↗ for more like this!

April 16, 2014 · Myles Gray

QUBMC – El Chorro Video 2013

Spent a lot of my free time recently finishing up an edit I was doing for my climbing club ↗, for our trip to El Chorro, Andalucia, Spain in February. Shot it on 4x GoPro HD Hero 2 cameras over about a week, check it out. Why not follow @mylesagray on Twitter ↗ for more like this!

November 19, 2013 · Myles Gray

Ice Climbing trip to Scotland

Video I shambled together for my university climbing club’s recent trip to Scotland. Why not follow @mylesagray on Twitter ↗ for more like this!

February 11, 2013 · Myles Gray

How to: Run emoncms on NginX and PHP5-FPM

For those of you that don’t know, emoncms ↗ is a small cms that will accept inputs via GET requests for things like power meters, temp probes for measuring household power usage, PV panel, windmill etc power production levels. To achieve this you need to use git to download the newest version of emoncms (the new more modularised version): git clone git://github.com/emoncms/emoncms.git Next step is to set up a mysql db:...

November 12, 2012 · Myles Gray

R53 Mini Cooper S JCW Engine Rebuild

Spent a good deal of my summer building the engine in my R53 Mini back up from scratch with the help from an American friend. Car now produces 293bhp and is good to rev up to 8.3-8.5K rpm, a full spec list can be found here ↗. Nice little time-lapse of the build: Why not follow @mylesagray on Twitter ↗ for more like this!

September 13, 2012 · Myles Gray

How To: Use geolocation to get a user's location and weather from IP address

For those of you wondering how weather detection works (had it on the old site), it works through using a geolocation API to look up your IP address and map it against a database of IP locations, which then queries the Yahoo! Weather API. This can be handy for changing your site’s background to match the weather or the local time of the user. Updated 15/05/2012 - Changes to Yahoo! APIs fixed in newest version below....

April 3, 2011 · Myles Gray

Thermite FTW!

My friend and I bought 7Kg of thermite (5kg Fe2O3 + 2kg Al) to have some fun with… This is what we came up with: Thermite - 1Kg - Plastic Bottle Thermite - 1Kg - Cardboard Tube Thermite - 4Kg Why not follow @mylesagray on Twitter ↗ for more like this!

March 30, 2011 · Myles Gray