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A thoroughly festive outing

A thoroughly festive outing

Well, the festive season really is upon us (complete with rain and gale force winds!) – and what better way to celebrate, than with a fantastic five star three course lunch?

We’ve been to some...

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A day at the farm

A day at the farm

It might not be where you’d expect to find web developers, but High Mead Farm was our destination last week for a spot of volunteering. High Mead is an amazing place  – a working farm community...

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Git Workflow, Deployment and Hooks

Git Deployment

We use a simple post-receive git hook to make a production ready repository that we can push to from our local machines. We’ve also setup SSH keys on the servers we deploy to so...

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We’re recruiting – calling PHP developers in Dorset!

Join the team  – we’re on the hunt for an experienced PHP developer to help shape our dev team.

We’re looking for an in-depth knowledge of PHP, MySQL etc, along with  experience with MVC...

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Ubuntu server 12 stuck at the grub boot menu waiting for key press

Ubuntu server 12 stuck at the grub boot menu waiting for key press

Our local headless VirtualBox server (Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS) fails to boot some mornings, waiting for a key-press. It appears that grub is configured, out of the box, to halt, if there are prior boot...

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Undo-ing ‘git reset hard’

Chances are, you’re here because like me, you ran git reset --hard HEAD on your last hour or two’s worth of work. If you’re lucky then hopefully you ran git add . or added your files to the...

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CASE Expressions, for complex Order Bys in SQL

So here’s the problem I was having:

I wanted to order a set of data by Date End, with ‘date_end’ a datetime column in our database.
However, the data could also be 00-00-0000 00:00:00 – which...

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Sublime Text 2 Packages we love

Sublime Text 2 Packages we love

Here at Freshleaf Towers, we’ve grown to love Sublime Text 2. No, love may not be strong enough – we adore it. One of the main reasons we covet it is down to its extendability with...

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Rafts! Bridges! It’s a team building day

Rafts! Bridges! It’s a team building day

On Wednesday we took a trip outside of the office for a team building day. Squinting in the bright Dorset morning (we don’t get out much), we travelled down the Jurassic Coast to Brenscombe...

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Own a colour, save a child’s life

Own a colour, save a child’s life

Dulux launched a website initiative with Unicef in which users are asked to buy one of the 16.7 million colours that a smartphone screen can display in order to help the charity. This unique...

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