Alun Rowe

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

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How to easily transfer Epub’s and PDF’s to your kindle

How to easily transfer Epub’s and PDF’s to your kindle

Validate MRZ passport numbers with Regex and PHP

Recently I needed to validate passports using the Machine Readable Passport Zone (MRZ) numbers using Regex.

Exporting Weight data from Garmin Connect

Garmin connect is a great place to collect all of your fitness data together from your weight to calories burnt etc.

Recently I was asked if I could get the weight at a out of the site for use in EXCEL so I had a little dig around and found the following:

Adding days to a date in Excel

It’s one of those things I end up googling overtime I need to do it so, in the spirit of this blog, I’m going to write down everything I learn about this topic here so I know where to find it in the future!

Connect SequelPro to Homestead Vagrant Mysql database

In my experience the best way to connect SequelPro on my Mac to a Homestead Vagrant MySQL database is via SSH. Here is a guide to the setttings you need

Posting a form in WordPress sends you to a 404 page

Ever tried posting a form to a Wordpress page and just got a 404 page in return? This should help you fix it!

Turn a SimpleXML object into a PHP array

Nice simple quick trick but makes dealing with SimpleXML so much easier!

Excel/VBA equivalent of the PHP Implode function

On a recent data import between Xero and OnePageCRM I needed to turn multiple column address into an address list into a single line. For this I needed the PHP implode function so I wrote one for Excel

HP Photosmart Printer drops out using BT Homehub 3

Many months ago I purchased an HP Photosmart 5520 Wireless printer/scanner to use in the home office. Initially it ran very well but as we were doing some work on the house I simply plugged it in whenever I happened to need it. Once the building work had finished the printer was installed in a more permanent position and the problems started to reveal themselves.

Apple TV cannot be seen using BT Homehub 3 Wireless

How to get your Apple TV working using a BT Homehub 3.

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