A collection of articles and snippets I've collected over the years.
January 13, 2015
We've been toying with the idea of using a standing desk for work quite a while after we had read about them on the internet. The benefits of using them are still unproven but after experiencing...
December 6, 2014
Recently, whilst working on an old website at work, I found a need to add additional parameters to a Script.aculo.us Ajax.autocomplete call The documentation show that this is possible via the...
November 30, 2014
Just some Apache configuration stuff.
September 16, 2014
I have a script polling a Beanstalkd queue and needed to put it into the background, and bring it to the front whilst debugging it.
August 13, 2014
If you're trying to update or drop a table in MySQL and you're getting the error 'Error Code: 1217. Cannot delete or update a parent row: a foreign key constraint fails' you need to toggle the...
August 5, 2014
July 25, 2014
When a client requests a feature, how do you provide a reasonable estimate? What do you base your estimate on. How much contingency do you add?
June 5, 2014
Today I've needed to find out if it was worth testing a client's website with Safari 5 on Windows. Here's some shell foo to find out from an access log
April 29, 2014
March 31, 2014
After upgrading to PHP5.4 on one of our older code-bases I'm finding the error logs full of PHP Strict Errors and warnings. As this code is old and not financially viable to fix all these issues I...
March 13, 2014
I have a few steps I usually follow when I find myself working on one of these websites so here's how I use Git with Web Development.
March 1, 2014
If you need to perform a Find and Replace with a Regex in PHPStorm and want to replace a dollar sign ($) you'll need to escape it with a double slash
February 14, 2014
Whilst working on a legacy project* at work I'm getting lots of pages with the PHP warning "Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in ...". The warning is showing because I like to develop...
February 13, 2014
Can't find the VirtualBox Guest Additions ISO? Here's a link to the VirtualBox downloads server.
January 23, 2014
Today I read a well written blog post over at NPR Music called ‘You’ve never heard Public Enemy’s ‘It Takes a Nation of Millions To Hold Us Back’ in which one of their young interns, Austin...