Alun Rowe

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

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.

Wayne Coyne of the Flaming Lips on stage at Brixton Academy stood in front of an 18ft tall inflatable robot

The Flaming Lips – Brixton – 2019

A Short note: epic, life affirming and 18 foot inflatable robots. There really is nothing that compares. Thank you Flaming lips for everything

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GitHub Desktop – Authentication failed with a private repository

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Validate UK Driving Licence number using REGEX (DVLA)

Regex to determine the validity of a UK Driving Licence number

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

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