Alun Rowe

ramblings about cars, tech, web development and more. BOTB Winner in 2010

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Billy Joe’s Plectrum

Manchester, so much to answer for…

OSX – Adding a new app path to your $PATH

Every time I see “just add /usr/local/whatever/” to your path in some documentation I just want to scream!  I’m no bash, zsrch, etc officianado so I just want to curl up into a ball trying to work out how to do this! Fortunately I have discovered that this snippet works just fine so far for […]

Mimicking Laravel scheduler during local development

When I’m developing on my local machine (OSX Mac) I sometimes need to see how the scheduler is going to interact with my application.  Perhaps running some garbage collection or sending notifications etc. Until now I’ve had to manually sit running php artisan schedule:run myself which is not what I signed up for when I […]

Connect Codeigniter PHP7.3 to MSSQL

How to connect Codeigniter 3 to an MSSQL server from an Ubuntu 16.04 server

FIXED: DNSMASQ not resolving .test domains for Valet

My Laravel Valet server seemed to have stopped working but on closer inspection DNSMASQ was to blame. Here’s how I fixed it.

Export all mysql databases from Homestead

Export all your mysql databases into separate files using this command line code

Forwarding emails without creating a user account in Office365

Forward Office365 emails without having to create users. Great for company splits eg de-mergers etc

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Weeknotes w/c 25/11/2019

Monday The excesses of the last week are coming one to roost. My cold that was lurking in the background is now starting to make it’s okay for domination of the human race… Washing machine seems all good still. Tuesday I have stumbled across the Flight attendant meme. I already hate it. It’s everywhere on […]

Week notes w/c 18/11/2019

After seeing Mark Bolton and John Oxton tweeting about week notes I thought I’d give it a go… largely I don’t have time for long rambling blog posts about 1 thing so the idea of a diary makes far more sense to me… Tuesday I’d been a member of Thame Roundtable for a few years […]

Fixed: Cannot create Skype account with Office 365 email address

Here’s something incredibly annoying! If you have an Office365 account you cannot create a Microsoft account for use with Skype using that email address.

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