Category Archives: General

Change frequency of Time Machine back ups on OSX

Create a new plist called in ~/Library/LaunchDaemons Add the following: Label ProgramArguments /System/Library/CoreServices/backupd.bundle/Contents/Resources/backupd-helper -auto StartInterval 259200 RunAtLoad KeepAlive The 259200 is the time in seconds between backups – i.e. 259200 seconds is 3 days.

Rails App Set Up

My default prototyping for an app is still Rails, it’s so quick and easy – if I just want to build something to test out an idea I think the framework is amazing. Here’s what I tend to do when first setting up, note I do the initial create using RubyMine which is as easy… Read More »

Laravel Gripes

Only a couple of weeks into Laravel and trivial but feels like it doesn’t support – for want of a better phrase, pythonic syntax. I’m more lines of code than I would in Ruby or Python oh and there are lots of types of arrays… you have to declare it’s an array also! $myArray =… Read More »

Helper methods in Laravel

Rails gives you a great helper framework for each controller, allowing you to keep the logic out of the view, wanting to replicate but looks like Laravel takes a different approach. First create a helper file in the root of the app $ touch helper.php Now add the following namespace App\Helpers; class Helper { public… Read More »