Alun Rowe

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

Codeigniter 3: Get arguments on the Command line (CLI)

As the app is multi-tenanted the url is of course important to distinguish the customer whose data needs synchronising and the CLI was going to cause us issues here…

Setup GivEnergy Inverter with Octopus Flux

After signing up to Flux i found the setup of my inverter a bit confusing so I made this simple guide.

Installing WordPress with DBngin

If you are running DBngin on your Mac and want to install a local copy of WordPress for development you will find the WordPress installer won’t work.  The reason behind this is DBngin uses sockets to make it’s connections.  If you head to the command line and type “mysql” you’ll see an error like this: […]

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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