Updating Drupal 8 Minor Version

Submitted by daniel on Mon, 09/10/2018 - 13:18

With the latest release from Drupal also including the latest security fixes, it was time to update again. One issue that experienced Drupal developers are probably quite used to by now are the continual stream of security advisories that need to be addressed, especially if you are managing a site that also includes peoples data. This means regularly maintaining your site to ensure it is kept up to date and secure.

To du or not to du

Submitted by daniel on Mon, 09/03/2018 - 11:56

Do you have a need for finding out what is taking up all the room on your server? Do you want to figure out what is eating up all your disk space. Of course there are different ways of doing this, for example the ls command.

e.g ls -al

will lists all the files in your directory and where applicable gives you a nice list of the files and directories. It will even show you the size of the files. e.g. if I want to list the following folder:

/var/lib/psa/dumps/domains/danlobo.co.uk

Are Recruitment Agencies a dying breed?

Submitted by daniel on Tue, 11/21/2017 - 14:00

I have been working as a Web Developer since 2001. Until a couple of years ago I have worked as a contractor in a number of roles thanks in part to the army of Recruitment Consultants who are registered on the job boards gaining access and to my credentials and matching me with possible opportunities, arranging interviews and setting up contracts and of course making sure you get paid for the work that you do.

Agile Web Development

Submitted by daniel on Wed, 10/11/2017 - 16:33

I get asked alot these days about Agile. Everyone seems to be doing it!

I was recently asked to put together a short presentation about various Agile methodologies and look at the benefits and challenges when applied to web development today. 

For those interested I thought I would share my presentation here. 

 

How to Shuffle on your post iOS 8.4 device

Submitted by daniel on Thu, 09/03/2015 - 12:47

If you have an iOS device and you like to shuffle their Music collection, then you may be wondering "where did the shuffle option go?". Well it turns out that this feature still exists but activating it can be a bit hard to find.

How the Music App Makes You Shuffle Songs Now

Now, in order to shuffle your whole library of songs, you have to actually select a song to begin with. Then, you have to hit the small Now Playing bar at the bottom, and make sure the Shuffle icon is selected.

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Responsive Images, Retina Displays and srcset sizes v's multipliers

Submitted by daniel on Fri, 06/12/2015 - 11:55

If you have a website the chances are you probably have some images or photos to break up your text or help to convey a message or story etc. Well if your website has been created fairly recently, chances are that your site responds to different viewports.

Getting your PS3 Controller to work on Windows

Submitted by daniel on Sun, 03/01/2015 - 02:50

I recently ended up running Windows on my Mac via bootcamp to run various titles that I had purchased from steam that did not run natively on my Mac. I had previously managed to run similar titles on my Mac and discovered I was able to use my PS3 controller(s) via bluetooth fairly easily, however getting the PS3 Controller to not just show up but available for use seemed to be a lot more difficult for Windows.