Murray Adcock (site owner) wearing shades and raising a single eyebrow.

oh hi!

I'm afraid you've stumbled into the personal playground of Murray Adcock.

Ad hoc thoughts from an ad hoc mind!

What I'm Up To

Installing Craft on Arcustech

It's no secret that I'm a big fan of Craft CMS; so big that, when the opportunity presented itself, I didn't hesitate to shift my work's website onto the system as well. Unfortunately, whilst my personal installation of Craft has been sailing along smoothly, our hosting provider at work has been a little trickier. The initial install was a bit bumpy, but the big issue has been updates: every time we've ran an update it's been a coin toss over whether the site would crash or not - hardly ideal! L...

Folk, Friends, Family, Fuzzies & Foliage

Every time we go away, whether for a long weekend or a more significant holiday, I spend a not inconsiderable amount of time planning how best to go about writing up the trip once we're back at home. Despite that, I don't think I've ever actually managed to do so! We tend to come back, spend a bit of time sorting life stuff out, then get swept up in seeing friends, planning new adventures, or just day-to-day work and living. This time, however, I have a full day in hand. Hopefully that means pla...

A Folk Load of Music

The first week of August can only mean one thing: Sidmouth Folk Festival. Whilst I'm still a relative newbie to the folk'ing delights on offer, Alison and her family are very much regulars, having attended almost every year since she can remember. That makes it a fairly permanent fixture in our diaries (which I've mentioned before), as well as a prime opportunity to visit friends and relatives in the South West; the fact we get to do so whilst indulging in some of Britain's best traditions (read...

Editing Commit History in Git/GitHub

I recently tweeted about an issue I was having with Git authors: A downside of gamified services is that when they fail it can be _de_motivating. My new laptop's Git author was wrong (100% my fault 🤦‍♂️), so I'm missing a month of commits. There's no real consequence, but I somehow feel anxious (and angry!) about those white squares! #CodeNewbie@theAdhocracy I wasn't kidding about the anxiety and anger either; those white squares genuinely got to me in a way that was probably not health...

Third Time's The Charm

If you happen to have swung by theAdhocracy in the last week or so, you'd have probably noticed things were looking a little different. You'd more than likely have also encountered a few errors or warnings[1], so apologies if that was the case. I've been teasing some of the changes for a while, but it feels fantastic to finally lift the lid and officially launch the redesign. As such, it is my absolute pleasure to introduce you to the third version of theAdhocracy; it's easily the biggest change...