Boot Raspberry PI (2 or 3) from a USB Stick

Update: Works with the Raspberry PI 2

I have a tendency to get busy on stuff when I’m under pressure for some completely different stuff, in this case I’m fiddling with my Raspberry PI instead of writing my exam report. Continue reading “Boot Raspberry PI (2 or 3) from a USB Stick”

Using virtual hosts with MAMP free

mamp vs mamp pro virtualhosts localhost

MAMP PRO supports the easy setup of custom domains like awesomeproject.local for developing your web projects. Since I like to stick to learning technologies I found a way to enable the same behaviour in the free version of MAMP. Continue reading “Using virtual hosts with MAMP free”

Running jQuery mobile themeroller on localhost

Since I’m again creating a web based app for my exam project in web development, I of course had to take another look at jQuery mobile. It’s playing along quite nicely so far and offers a lot of brilliant interface possibilites, that are easily customizable through their themeroller.

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CodeIgniter and Sparks, Fatal error: Call to a member function isMobile() on a non-object

codeigniter ellislab

Now this is just going to be a quick tip about a tiny pitfall in the amazing extension system for CodeIgniter: Sparks.

I was lucky to find a spark to detect mobile devices for a project I’m working on right now, so I wouldn’t have to drag together all the specifications for various user agents, written by James Constable. The problem I ran into was, that CodeIgniter would output an error whenever I tried to load the spark, which went like this: Continue reading “CodeIgniter and Sparks, Fatal error: Call to a member function isMobile() on a non-object”

Installing and running node.js on Mac OS X

Since node.js is the new cool kid on the block, I want to write a really short introduction how to install it on Mac OS X and start playing with it.
Exploring technologies is something I try to fit in my everyday, that’s why I’m choosing the verb playing. This little and quick guide is really more for everyone who has more experience with PHP than with ruby or python. I don’t even want to talk to you ruby on rails people, you know how all this stuff works, shoo! Continue reading “Installing and running node.js on Mac OS X”

Why you should start using git now

git logo

The famous version control system git got a new logo and their documentation got a redesign! That shall not be the primary issue of this article, but it’s still very positive to see, that the project is making an effort to become a little sexier and more approachable to the public. Continue reading “Why you should start using git now”

A Developers Mindset

I listened to a podcast called Lullabot, which is dedicated to the Drupal CMS and found this beautiful quote in episode 103: Views in Core.

As a developer that always offends me. If you’re writing the same code more than three times, than you should fix that, so I did and at the time I wrote a 1500 line module called Views. Continue reading “A Developers Mindset”