Random thoughts & observations

From the mundane to the profound and everything in between here’s what’s rocking our world

Configuring Laravel 4 htaccess rules on a remote host

Configuring Laravel 4 htaccess rules on a remote host

Posted: Friday 1st November, 2013 - 1:59pm
Author: James Griffiths

We've recently been developing with Laravel 4 and hit some issues with getting the apache mod_rewrite rules to work when transferring a website from our local development server to the remote server.

After many headaches and roadbumps along the way here's how we resolved that issue...

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The cashless society and its consequences

Posted: Wednesday 24th October, 2012 - 9:23pm
Author: James Griffiths

The cashless society is an idea that’s been floated around for the past few decades but in recent years has started to gain momentum in the mainstream media. News articles abound with information explaining how electronic transactions will remove the headache of lost or stolen debit/credit cards, solve the problem of not having enough cash or spare change in your pocket to pay for products/services with and eliminate waiting times with current payment methods by offering the ability, for example, to pay via a swipe of a payment screen on a smart phone.

Sounds great doesn’t it?

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Remembering Steve Jobs

Posted: Friday 5th October, 2012 - 9:26pm
Author: James Griffiths

Today marks the first anniversary of the death of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs; a man whose personality was often as newsworthy as his accomplishments. Loathed and admired, in almost equal measure, Jobs had an impact that went far beyond the borders of silicon valley. Helping to transform the image of computers from dull, grey and beige towers to engaging and aesthetic devices that spawned a multi-billion dollar industry which became an integral part of everyday life for millions of people was just one of his many achievements.

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IE6 - 10 years old and counting

Posted: Saturday 3rd September, 2011 - 9:21pm
Author: James Griffiths

If you're a web developer the chances are this is one anniversary you won't be celebrating but Microsoft's IE6 is, officially, over 10 years old.

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