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How to prepare your devbox for Vagrant

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Vagrant is an incredibly useful way to manage and control development setups, it allows you to define a base box and install extras in a repeatable manor. With this as a starting point, you may find you want to configure … Continue reading

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Xen Server API (PHP)

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Its been a while since I’ve posted, been a bit busy. However, I have recently been working with Xen Server, and as such have knocked together a quick library to help me interact with the Xen API. I have made … Continue reading

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Xen Server – A Local ISO Storage Repository

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If like me, you have a store of ISOs that you use to to create various virtual machines from its useful to have them accessible at any time. By default XenServer allows you to create storage repositories for ISOs on … Continue reading

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Raspberry Pi – Full Screen Web Browser

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The Raspberry Pi was designed as an affordable “computer” to get people interested in software and development, it has; but it has also spawned a huge other set of uses. As well as being a small computer running Linux, it … Continue reading

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XenServer upgrade – Missing Templates

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Coming to create some new VM’s on one of our XenServer hosts recently, I ran into an interesting problem of the templates not being in sync between various servers. All servers started life as a XenServer 6.0 install, and both … Continue reading

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Google Image Search Updates – Good or Bad for publishers?

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Recently Google rolled out a huge change to the image search interface, on the outside this may seem like a huge step forwards, the new interface is much nicer and more streamlined for a normal user. Google constantly strive to … Continue reading

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The Stupid Cookie Law – Dead at last?

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  In a bit of an about face, the organisation responsible for policing the UK’s recent policy on cookies, have announced they are to stop asking users for permission to set cookies via their own website. This basically means the … Continue reading

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Responsive Design: A step too far?

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2012 has definitely been the year where mobile and tablets devices have really taken off, this has meant web developers and designers have had to think differently about how they design and create their sites.  Going back a bit, to … Continue reading

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PHP 5.4 on Windows

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I’ve decided to try using some of the new PHP 5.4 features after hearing a talk from Lorna Mitchell on features you will use, http://www.lornajane.net/resource/the-php-5-4-features-you-will-actually-use now I’ve had a few problems getting PHP to start on my Windows laptop so … Continue reading

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#PHPNW12 – PHP North West Conference 2012

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Having been back from my 2nd PHP conference a week now, my mind hasn’t stopped working. Having been last year, I had a little idea of what to expect, but nothing quite prepares you for how much your mind starts … Continue reading

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