Writing is difficult!

October 12, 2020

Writing is definitely difficult, as is evident by the 3 and half year gap between this and my last post!

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Upgrading to Bootstrap 4 in Laravel Spark

April 30, 2017

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!

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Timestamps, DateTime class and timezones!

January 25, 2017

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.

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PHP replacement for Apples iTunes Connect Reporter

December 5, 2016

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!

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Testing an AWS Elastic Load Balancer

September 23, 2016

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

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Passing custom parameters from Nginx to PHP

September 5, 2016

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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First Post Back

October 25, 2015

So this is my first post back on my personal site. Using this site as a testing playground and also a writing platform to try and learn more and increase my skills.

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