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Archive for Computers

Laravel 5 – Handling laravel/laravel updates

It’s been a while since my first post about Laravel, I’ve learnt a lot recently (mostly from Laracasts and Dayle Rees) but yesterday stumbled on a real problem with how the project was setup, so thought I’d cover here what I did to fix it.

by Keiron on January 23rd, 2015 | PHP, Quick Posts | No Comments » |

Linux : Delete files older than specific date with a specific extension

Today I needed to find a bunch of files that hadn’t been touched in a while and had a very specific extension on one of our servers.

by Keiron on December 11th, 2014 | Linux | No Comments » |

Getting started with Laravel (Part 1)

I’ve been itching to learn a new language or new “something” for ages, normally client work gets in the way and I end up focussing on that. I’ve been fortunate enough to come off the end of a group of projects in recent days and due to the impending arrival of child number 2 haven’t taken any new ones on, perfect timing for tinkering.

by Keiron on September 23rd, 2014 | PHP | No Comments » |

Gravity Forms: Submission Timestamp

We recently purchased Gravity Forms for doing some client projects and it’s fantastic… I thought I’d got everything I need but there was one thing it didn’t do that really surprised me, in the notification emails there was no way of getting the exact time the submission button was hit! This really surprised me, this seems like one of the most obvious things you’d want to know. Support were fantastic and answered my query in just a few minutes, it has to be done with a hook (this still surprises me!), so here you go: First create a hidden field in your form, we’ll use a hook to fill this in after submission. Add the following to your functions.php function… Continue reading »

by Keiron on February 19th, 2014 | PHP | No Comments » |

Setting up a Windows computer the easy way! Ninite

I say the easy way, is there any such thing where computers are concerned? Murphy’s Law generally applies! However I have found something that does make it easier…

by Keiron on December 6th, 2013 | Software | No Comments » |

iTunes.exe Missing

I had a strange one today, I haven’t loaded iTunes for a while (my iPod holds most of the stuff I want to listen to), but my son needs some party music for his first birthday. So I loaded iTunes and the shorcut referenced a location that no longer exists?! A quick check showed there was no iTunes.exe! Rather than uninstall and reinstall and lose all my settings, a quick Control Panel -> Programs and Features -> iTunes -> Repair did the job splendidly! Hope this helps someone!

by Keiron on May 16th, 2012 | Software | 4 Comments » |

USB Charging – Veho Pebble

My Pines USB Charger that I raved about back in 2010 finally gave up the ghost! Actually it died a while back when I was at Web Dev Conf 2011 (just the time when I needed it not to!), so I ordered a Veho Pebble this week with Amazon’s free delivery option (expecting not to have it until the middle of next week!) and it’s already here so that will be getting some testing over the next week before I need to use it in anger!  

by Keiron on May 16th, 2012 | Hardware | No Comments » |