Taylor Otwell on Laravel

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I promised myself never to release Laravel until I had great documentation, and I never release a new version until the documentation is totally up to date. Any PHP programmer can pick up Laravel and start using it in a matter of minutes. The expressiveness of the code itself and the great documentation truly make coding enjoyable. http://taylorotwell.tumblr.com/post/21038245018/why-laravel

Google+: Please give us a write API

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It seems that Google has been on a relentless campaign to get Google+ to work. From only allowing YouTube users to comment with a Google+ account to their desperate attempts to integrate it into Google’s own search results (which seem to be all but gone now…) it all seems to be very pointless on Google’s… Read more »

Nagios plugin for checking the status of supervisord processes

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If you have never used it before, supervisor is an application that runs on your server to monitor a number of different applications. With supervisord, you get all of the benefits of turning long-running applications into daemons without all the extra code required to make that happen natively. The configuration for supervisord is extremely flexible,… Read more »

Installing all* the fonts on Red Hat EL6

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I am currently working on a project that takes screenshots of websites, and needed a quick way to get the most common fonts installed on the screenshot server. This worked wonders (although, it still needs a bit of tuning, I will work on that later. yum install google-\*-fonts wine-fonts dejavu-\*-fonts

Internet Explorer 6 makes me sad.

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In this day and age, I can’t believe that people are still using Internet Explorer. Because I am a good net citizen, I decided to help my uneducated users out. if (preg_match(‘/MSIE [456]/i’, $_SERVER[‘HTTP_USER_AGENT’])) { require ‘templates/blank_development/ie6.php’; exit; }