PHPNE Talk – Filesystem Abstraction

I gave a short talk at PHP North East on 18 February 2014 on PHP filesystem abstraction, with an emphasis on how it can be implemented through the Flysystem library. It was my first talk, so I probably over-prepared the material, and then forgot half of what I wanted to mention, but the slides are […]

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Laravel 4 – moving uploaded files

Note: This article was written for Laravel 4.x and now very outdated. Please see the comments below for recommendations on other resources you can use for later versions of Laravel. When handling uploaded files in the controller, there is a point where the file needs to be moved to its final destination. Unusually for Laravel, […]

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Validating Flight Codes

Working on a portal that allows end users to enter their flight details for Operation Wallacea (OPWALL) trips, we were finding many details not being entered correctly. Since the portal was to take some of the load off the operations staff, having to double-check everything was not really saving any tine. The flight codes (or […]

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Android 4.0.4 Dynamic IP Issue

Trying to connect a A1CS Fusion5 Xtra Android tablet to my WiFi, I was finding it got stuck in a continuous loop: obtaining IP address->saved settings->obtaining IP address->saved settings, and so on. It seems to be a problem afflicting a lot of Android 4.0.4 devices. I have not been able to find a way to […]

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FileZilla without the Spyware

Update January 2015: It seems that direct access to the compiled application is no longer available. The list of files is still there, but every link now redirects to the Sourceforge malware-ridden downloader. Another update and a solution: I have just had this tip passed on to me (thanks Mike:), and it is brilliant. When […]

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