For a long time I’ve thought Swindon could do with a co-working space, and now it has one!
I need to calculate bank holidays in the UK as part of a project I’m working on. You might think this would be easy, but then you realise that Easter moves, Christmas and Boxing Day bank holidays rollover if they fall on a weekend etc.
We saw in an earlier post some of the work I’d done to create the widget for Kyero, now we needed a way for the users to build the widget themselves (initially just selecting locations), here begins my adventures into the Google Maps API v3.
I wanted to fetch my delicious bookmarks for display on this website, I started by creating a command in Laravel (it’s my favourite way of testing things like this work!) that would run my delicious class and fetch bookmarks.
This is part of a two part series in fetching Delicious bookmarks into Laravel. in this part we create our new console command for fetching bookmarks and the class for handling them.
Getting Amazon S3 storage working in Laravel has caused me a few headaches today, so I thought I’d blog about how I got it working for others (and future reference for myself!).
Today I had reason to need to find all the files in a directory older than a given date and delete them.
Doing this over SSH meant it wasn’t a case of re-ordering and selecting with the mouse…
One of our sites recently was running out of bandwidth every 5-10 minutes, a quick look at the stats showed vast amount of traffic from bots/spiders, not necessarily bots that would be useful for us either!
It sounds like a bad joke doesn’t it? However the punchline isn’t funny at all.
You really don’t want to be on the receiving end when your backup procedure fails to give you the information you need, just when you need it most.