Writing is definitely difficult, as is evident by the 3 and half year gap between this and my last post!
This is a post I’ve been meaning to write for a while however a recent post on the Laravel Slack channel gave me the nudge to actually do it!
Welcome to 2017! This post may seem obvious to most but it’s something that caught me out when recently dealing the DateTime class and DateTimeZone class.
So as of tomorrow (6th December 2016) Apple will be turning off its AutoIngestion Tool which is used by loads of people to get the stats for the apps in the App Store. To their credit they have given plenty of warning and made sure there was a replacement tool. The only downside is the replacement tool (Reporter) is a java based script that returns data to you either as text or xml and simply downloads any CSV files to the same working directory as the script!
So recently I was faced with a problem with needing to test an AWS Elastic Load Balancer (ELB) that was serving multiple domains and I needed to test this before the domains was transferred over. This is normally ok as you can simply edit your hosts file and add something similar to
So nearly 1 year after I put this site back online I’m finally writing a new post. Yeah I kinda suck at keeping a personal site up to date. Even worse when I told myself to stick it on Github and use Jekyll, “Stick on there and into GIT, I said. It’ll be easier and I’ll be more likely to update it I said”. Well I was wrong!
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