The release of PHP 5.6 is imminent, and it’s about to bring a little-known debugging tool into the limelight and package repositories everywhere. Here’s a quick-start guide to making phpdbg useful.
As a software developer, you come to realise that most code in the world is not written by you. You also quickly learn that it’s generally faster to write new code, than to fix old code. Combine those two snippets of binary wisdom and you have the conclusion that most of your time working on software will be spent fixing other people’s code.… Read the rest
I launched a new personal website last week, and changed my domain registrar and hosting company in the process. Being concerned how this would affect my primary email account (mail at samtuke dot com), and keen not to lose any of the 10.000+ messages that are stored there, I set about backing them up to a local folder.… Read the rest
So you’ve heard about the plucky new all-in-one host-it-yourself Linux distribution that’s turning Raspberry Pi’s into Freedom Boxes? ArkOS is a nifty little Arch Linux spin-off with slick marketing and granny-friendly interface. Yes it runs owncloud, dovecot, XMPP, transmission, and many more.… Read the rest