A collection of writing and resources to do with working with Linux, especailly Debian, AWS Cloud Dev-ops, PHP Web Development with Laravel, Building this website as a Static Site with Jigsaw and making it all pretty with Tailwind CSS.

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Welcome to my blog about Laravel, Jigsaw, Debian Linux, Cooking, Gardening and trying to find work... Looking For Allrounder Role Devops SEO Design Development Creative

I wanted to right a new post about the sort of job role I am looking for. In the past I have had a wide variety of roles from Creative Graphic Designer to Laravel Developer. So I wanted to outline the sort of roles I would be suitable for and to help...

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Welcome to my blog about Laravel, Jigsaw, Debian Linux, Cooking, Gardening and trying to find work... Mysql speed improvements and query optimisation

January 19, 2023

Yesterday, I came across an issue where a Laravel spider I had running crawled to a snails pace. It was running by selecting a url from the database, using curl to get the html, extracting the title,...

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Welcome to my blog about Laravel, Jigsaw, Debian Linux, Cooking, Gardening and trying to find work... Upgrading PHP to version 8.2 on Debian Linux

January 16, 2023

Today I decided to upgrade my PHP version to 8.2 on my local Debian desktop to test compatability with Laravel versions 8 and 9 and soon to be version 10 of laravel! I wrote a blog previously about...

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Welcome to my blog about Laravel, Jigsaw, Debian Linux, Cooking, Gardening and trying to find work... PHP Functions for Domain Names and IP Addresses

December 17, 2022

I am working on a project that involves lots of domain names and splitting the actual domain name and the top level domain from the url. The PHP function parse_url is a good starting point for...

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Welcome to my blog about Laravel, Jigsaw, Debian Linux, Cooking, Gardening and trying to find work... Awesome AllotmentAndy

December 16, 2022

There are many useful github repos of links to topics called Awesome. I wanted to make something similar and some of my favourite Awesome pages include: chiraggude/awesome-laravel...

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Welcome to my blog about Laravel, Jigsaw, Debian Linux, Cooking, Gardening and trying to find work... SEO

December 12, 2022

I was looking into resources for SEO and found this image on this Github repository which I thought was a rather good summary of Search Engine Optimisation (SEO). It is at the bottom of this page....

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Welcome to my blog about Laravel, Jigsaw, Debian Linux, Cooking, Gardening and trying to find work... Adding Tiktok Links To My Social Media Link Extractor Package

December 11, 2022

Adding tiktok links to my Social Media Link Extractor package on github and packagist.

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Welcome to my blog about Laravel, Jigsaw, Debian Linux, Cooking, Gardening and trying to find work... Typesense outputing the search results part 2

December 10, 2022

After the sucess of getting the basic search engine working. I looked at outputing the data as a neat webpage and also adding more fields and data to the json import. This is a second part to build...

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Welcome to my blog about Laravel, Jigsaw, Debian Linux, Cooking, Gardening and trying to find work... Emergency Debian Commands when the computer crashes to try and save it

December 9, 2022

I have an old laptop that often crashes when i use it. I was taking a backup of the files on it, but it seemed to hang a lot and became unresponsive so I wanted to write a blog post about how to...

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Welcome to my blog about Laravel, Jigsaw, Debian Linux, Cooking, Gardening and trying to find work... Setting Up A Typesense Website Search Engine

December 6, 2022

I wanted to setup a search engine for the urls and pages for my londinium.com site. I looked a options and found typesense which is an opensource solution and looks interesting. I installed it...

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Welcome to my blog about Laravel, Jigsaw, Debian Linux, Cooking, Gardening and trying to find work... Serverless Laravel with Bref using AWS Lambda Part 2

November 28, 2022

So my first idea is to get it working and up and running using my AWS ec2 debian instance which will call a lambda function and spider the website and save the data in the mysql db on the ec2 box....

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