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We needed to implement persistence in our record list filtering behaviour. The filter system is being powered using URL parameters that are appended to / updated when you change the filter options - however this does not persist when you leave the page and come back to it. We all agreed it was going to be tricky, given our design, and I was the unlucky developer whose queue it ended up at the top of...
save. Using Laravel 5 Middleware for Parameter Persistence. This thought occured 8 minutes ago about Laravel 5, Middleware, PHP, Persistence & Session. I am lucky enough to get to work on a large Laravel 5 full time in my day job, with some awesome developers. I recently came up with what is, ...
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I simply cannot imagine who thought that having a single port for everything, including power, was somehow a good idea???
I can see it now, every conference there will be at least one speaker who needs to borrow yet another special adapter...

And yet, people will still give them all their money...
 
"The new MacBook also does away with all of the connectors we've come to know from current MacBooks, going with a single USB-C connector. This one port carries USB, VGA, DisplayPort, HDMI, and power, all with one cable. Apple will be offering adapters, naturally, for those of us that need more than a single port."

Docks are gonna be huge with this machine. Also, PASS. You can't have anything plugged it while it's charging unless you use of the Apple's adapters. Boo.
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The first in my new series of Ansible tutorials. This covers some of the basics of playbooks and sets up the groundwork required for deploying PHP applications and setting up databases, which I will cover in future tutorials.
How To Configure Apache Using Ansible on Ubuntu. This thought occurred 1 minute ago with the tags Ansible, Apache, DigitalOcean, Howtos, PHP & Ubuntu. Note: I originally wrote and published this article as a DigitalOcean Community Tutorial.
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This is pure awesome! :-)
 
Here's my cover of The Last Goodbye by Billy Boyd! Done by 79 Tracks of the human voice! Let me know if you like!
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Mosh is fantastic, but the security implications of keeping 1,000 ports open worry me... However, there is a fairly simple solution with UFW :-)
Anyone who works with Linux servers will have used SSH. It's the stable of server management and cannot beat a GUI. The only downside with SSH is when you're on a slow or intermittent connection, and your SSH connection keeps dropping out or locking up. It's not fun at all... Enter Mosh.
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"Sleek" isn't the word I'd use... Maybe "ugly" or "bloated"...
 
Google Hangouts for Android is getting a sleek new look + a few more improvements to make it faster and easier to use.

Read all about it → http://goo.gl/RqtWSr
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A fantastic little `git bisect` tutorial :-)
If you're reading this, you're an avid user of git, have made tons of commits and now you're trying to find.. where the hell did the bug get introduced ? git-bisect is a perfect tool to find that. ...
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After only 6 months, my T440s has a broken 'P' key. Is the transparent backlit material, or the chicklit design that's made it so weak? :-(
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Had a power outage... UPS shutdown my server after an hour, and quietly shutdown itself... 30 seconds later... the power came back on! 
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Since I missed `php artisan serve` in Laravel so much, I made my own package to bring it back :-)
Users of Laravel 4 will remember that it came with a fantastic little command: php artisan serve. This was a quick and easy shortcut to boot the PHP development server, and work on your Laravel application locally. However, Laravel 5 came along and the command was removed, and everyone was sad.
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Software Engineer (PHP Developer).
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Web Technologies, Linux, and Security.
Employment
  • Tectonic Digital
    Senior Developer, 2015 - present
    Lots of Laravel :-)
  • InterSect Alliance
    Development Team Lead/Product Manager/Software Engineer, 2012 - 2015
    I am one of the developers of the Snare Server event management and logging analysis system. It involves a lot of creative PHP development, web user interface work, low level Linux development and administration, some perl, bash, and even some C thrown in. I manage the teams version control and testing infrastructure, and am always looking for new ideas to make things easier.
  • UberGlobal
    Platform Engineer, 2006 - 2012
    I performed a number of different duties at UberGlobal. Starting as a customer support representative, I moved into the accounts department when they needed someone to fill a vital role, and then finally into a development position. Part of the development role was the build and manage numerous internal and customer facing applications in technologies such as PHP, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, WHMCS, MySQL, etc. It also involved working with global domain registries, supporting all sorts of APIs and solving problems with very creative solutions.
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Achievements Unlocked: "Get Married" & "Produce Offspring".
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What is there to say about me...? 

I'm a geek who is married to a fantastic wife, and has a very cute, and far too smart for his own good, little boy. I'm a software engineer by day, specialising in PHP, and a jazz saxophone player by night. To top it all off, I'm a Christian and an avid reader.

If I could only keep one device, it would be my Kindle!
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I can solve a Rubiks cube in around 3 minutes.
Education
  • University of Canberra
    Engineering, 2004 - 2007
  • Canberra Grammar School
    1996 - 2003
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