Welcome to joel-murphy.co.uk

Joel at Cloud Native Wales meetup in Cardiff

Welcome to the personal website of Joel Murphy. Here is a message from the author:

You’ve probably stumbled across this website because I’ve directed you here to learn from my tutorials, or to explore my travel experiences. Otherwise, there’s a chance you’ve been stalking my social media profiles and ended up clicking through to here? (hey, it’s okay - we’re all human and get curious sometimes! 😂) Anyhow, a warm welcome to you, regardless of how you ended up here! 😄

I’ve created this website as a central repository of information to document topics, events, and developments I find interesting in my personal & work life. You’ll find that the majority of the content posted here is about technology; this is because it’s the industry I work in and one of my favourite hobbies outside of work. I also post about my travels, conduct product reviews, and share money saving tips , which you non tech savvy visitors may be interested in reading about 📖.

You may have already noticed that I’ve used an absurd amount of emoji’s throughout this website. There’s no real reason why I’ve done this but I believe they add a nice personal touch to the content I write. Let’s be honest, who doesn’t love emojis unless you’re a caveman without any sense of humour? 👌 🥰 💯

If you’re here to learn about technology related topics, you may be interested in my Tutorials, my Talks & Presentations, and my Blog Posts. I try to update these when I have free time (which isn’t very often sadly) 😔.

All of the content published to this website will be available in English. If the content I produce gains some popularity, I’d be more than happy to give permission for it to be translated into other languages. However, please notify me of any planned publications you hope to make ahead of time, as it would be appreciated to get accredited in the form of a link back to the original source 🔗.

That’s all for now. I hope you have a fantastic day 🌞 or night 🌝 - depending on which part of the world you’re from. 🌎 If you have any questions or concerns about the content on this website, or just want to chat, please feel free to reach out to me by clicking on the contact button located in the side bar of this website.

Cheers! 🍻🍻🍻

– Joel

Recent Blog Posts

Learning Objectives for Quarter 4 of 2019

16 Sep 2019
future learning objectives
As the final quarter of 2019 has approached us, I’m setting out some learning objectives for the next 3 months. This post describes my learning objectives and why I’ve chosen those particular subjects.
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Downloading Google Chrome without internet

07 Jul 2019
google chrome offline download
You may have hit a situation where you need to install Google Chrome on a machine without internet. This is particularly the case when I’m managing servers without external internet access.
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How to pin programs to taskbar with powershell in Windows 10 or Windows Server 2012+

05 May 2019
windows pin taskbar powershell
Today I was looking for a solution to create a shortcut to Windows .exe files / Windows binaries / Windows Applications (whatever you want to call them). For future reference, here is a solution which works perfectly with Windows Server 2016 and Windows 10. All credits go to the original author for the starting point. I just made some simple amends and modified the script to take a list of arguments so multiple applications can be added to the Windows Taskbar at the same time. This solution can be used with configuration management and provisioning tools. All you have to do is supply a list of applications to be pinned and invoke a powershell script. Awesome!
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