Pluralsight Blockchain Webinar

Earlier in the year I did a live Pluralsight webinar to about 700 people talking about what a Blockchain is? Why you would want to use one? The differences between a Blockchain and a Database and other interesting facts about the technology.

The recording of that Webinar is now available to watch on YouTube.

If you are interested in learning more about Blockchain from either a high level executive briefing standpoint or more as a software developer and architect, then I have the following courses available at Pluralsight.

State of Blockchain : Executive Briefing

Blockchain : Principles and Practices

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Side Hustle Success Podcast Episode 5 : Mental Roadblocks that Stop us From Working

In this episode we look at some of the typical mental roadblocks that can get in the way of you being productive and look at some different solutions to help you.

Kevin’s Businesse’s

https://www.beamcalculation.co.uk

https://www.steelbeamcalculator.co.uk

https://www.steelbeamcalculator.com

Stephens Blog

https://stephenhaunts.com

Stephens Courses at Pluralsight

https://app.pluralsight.com/profile/author/stephen-haunts

Stephens Books on Amazon

Stephens Article : Removing Mental Roadblocks from your work

https://stephenhaunts.com/2018/05/23/removing-mental-roadblocks-from-your-work/

Stephen Book on Procrastination

https://amzn.to/2vk63s3

Bose QC35 Headphones in Black

https://amzn.to/2LJBzCL

Steves new Standing Desk (Flexispot E2B Sit / Standing Desk Frame)

https://amzn.to/2PRPXw4

Flexispot Standing Desk Top

https://amzn.to/2wrDOGi

Flexispot Anti Fatigue Mat

https://amzn.to/2NymBkM

Tools for Titans by Tim Ferris

https://amzn.to/2N7wd92

Deepwork by Cal Newport

https://amzn.to/2PoqJo8

Blinkist book summaries

https://www.blinkist.com

$79.99 a year or $12.99 a month

7 day free trial.

New Courses at Puralsight

I have been very busy recently making new courses for Pluralsight and I am delighted to say I have just released two of them over the past week. The first course is called, Executive Briefing: State of Blockchain. This couse is a little different to the normal content on Pluralsight in that it is a short filmed course as opposed to screen casts and demos. 

The idea of this course is to teach information to tech leaders and C level execs quickly as they won’t normally have time to sit and watch long courses. My course is all about blockchain where I talk about what it is, why you would need it, potential use cases. I also run through a matrix of questions about whether a blockchai is suitable for your company and the key differences between a blockchain and a database.

This course was good fun to produce as I had to setup all the lighting and camera myself aswell as record good audio. This is much harder than you think with getting the lighting right to reduce glare from the computer screen and my glasses. I am really pleased with the results though.

Asynchronous Messaging with RabbitMQ and EasyNetQ

Accessing Rabbit MQ from .NET Core on the Apple Mac

The second course I have released this week is a more traditional Pluralsight course called, Asynchronous Messaging with RabbitMQ and EasyNetQ. This course is about the RabbitMQ messaging platform and how to use it with the EasyNetQ client library. The course is aimed at C# developers using .NET Core or the .NET Framework, and it will get them up and running and productive very quickly as it is very demo focused. 

This course works as a great companion to my other course, RabbitMQ by Example, which builds up the same sample application scenario but using the much more complicated RabbitMQ client library. If you want to compare the default client library to the EasyNetQ client library, then both courses will give you that information. If you just want to make your life easier and go straight to EasyNetQ, then this course contains everything you need. 

Side Hustle Success Podcast Episode 4 : The Tools of Our Trade

In this episode, Steve and Kevin talk about the hardware, software, and services they use to run their businesses.

Kevin’s Businesses

https://www.beamcalculation.co.uk

https://www.steelbeamcalculator.co.uk

https://www.steelbeamcalculator.com

Stephen’s Blog

https://stephenhaunts.com

Stephen’s Courses at Pluralsight

https://app.pluralsight.com/profile/author/stephen-haunts

Stephen’s Books on Amazon

https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=dp_byline_sr_ebooks_1?ie=UTF8&text=Stephen+Haunts&search-alias=digital-text&field-author=Stephen+Haunts&sort=relevancerank

Stephens Book, A Gentle Introduction to Beating Procrastination and Getting Focused, is now available as an Audiobook

https://amzn.to/2vk63s3

Bose QC35 Headphones in Black

https://amzn.to/2LJBzCL

Steves new Standing Desk (Flexispot E2B Sit / Standing Desk Frame)

https://amzn.to/2PRPXw4

Flexispot Standing Desk Top

https://amzn.to/2wrDOGi

Flexispot Anti Fatigue Mat

https://amzn.to/2NymBkM

Kevin’s Recommendation

Emyths Revisited

https://amzn.to/2PrQcxK

Steve’s Recommendation

Microsoft Universal Folding Keyboard

https://amzn.to/2nJWOLg

Side Hustle Success Podcast Episode 3 : Is the 4-Hour Workweek Realistic?

In this episode, Stephen and Kevin talk about how feasible the 4-hour workweek is them.

Kevin’s Businesses

https://www.beamcalculation.co.uk

https://www.steelbeamcalculator.co.uk

https://www.steelbeamcalculator.com

Stephen’s Blog

https://stephenhaunts.com

Stephen’s Courses at Pluralsight

https://app.pluralsight.com/profile/author/stephen-haunts

Stephens Books on Amazon

https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=dp_byline_sr_ebooks_1?ie=UTF8&text=Stephen+Haunts&search-alias=digital-text&field-author=Stephen+Haunts&sort=relevancerank

Tim Ferriss Blog – Author of 4-hour workweek

https://tim.blog

4 Hour Work Week on Amazon.co.uk

https://amzn.to/2v2060g

4 Hour Work Week on Amazon.com

https://amzn.to/2LN9L4C

Steves Recommendation: Noizio nature sounds app for Mac. Noisli for IOs, but also has web version (https://www.noisli.com).

Coffee shop ambiance with Coffitivity

https://coffitivity.com

Noizio on Mac

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/noizio/id928871589?mt=12

Noizio on Windows

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/noizio/id960716999?mt=8

Noisily for Web, IOS and Android

https://www.noisli.com

If you want to read the transcript, click onto the full post.

Flexispot E2B Sit / Stand Desk and Getting Healthier

Since I have been working for myself I have been trying to make sure I get more exercise by walking more. The problem though is that I then go to an office and sit down for 8 hours which is not good for you. To remedy this I decided to invest in an electric sit-stand desk so that I can make sure I stay more active during the day.

In this video, I talk about my new desk and the reasons for getting it.

If you are interested in the desk I got, then the details are here.

Flexispot E2B Sit / Standing Desk Frame

https://amzn.to/2PRPXw4

Flexispot Standing Desk Top

https://amzn.to/2wrDOGi

Flexispot Anti Fatigue Mat

https://amzn.to/2NymBkM

 

Side Hustle Success Podcast Episode 2 : The Working Environment

Here is our second episode of the Side Hustle Success Podcast where me and my co-host Kevin Taylor talk about working environments. Should you work from home, an office or anywhere else?

This is the YouTube version, but you can also listen on iTunes, Stitcher, and TuneIn Radio, as well as at our dedicated website.

If you like the show, then please to leave a rating on iTunes of YouTube and please subscribe. This show will be released every two weeks on a Thursday.

Show Notes

In this episode Steve and Kevin talk about working environments, work from home, coworking, digital nomads, and hiring offices.

Kevin’s Businesses

https://www.beamcalculation.co.uk

https://www.steelbeamcalculator.co.uk

https://www.steelbeamcalculator.com

Stephen’s Blog

https://stephenhaunts.com

Stephen’s Courses at Pluralsight

https://app.pluralsight.com/profile/author/stephen-haunts

Stephens Books on Amazon

https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=dp_byline_sr_ebooks_1?ie=UTF8&text=Stephen+Haunts&search-alias=digital-text&field-author=Stephen+Haunts&sort=relevancerank

 

Steves Recommendation : Documentary called Minimalism

https://www.netflix.com/search?q=minimal&jbv=80114460&jbp=0&jbr=0

The Minimalists blog and podcast

https://www.theminimalists.com

Kevin’s Recommendation: The Four Hour Work Week

Tim Ferriss Blog – Author of 4 hour workweek

https://tim.blog

4 Hour Work Week on Amazon.co.uk

https://amzn.to/2v2060g

4 Hour Work Week on Amazon.com

https://amzn.to/2LN9L4C

If you want to read the show transcript as opposed to listen, then the full transcript is below.