Status updates tagged with "dayjob"

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Fixing bugs that only appear in the development environment because the error reporting is verbose. There must have been a change to the error reporting levels on the development server since this code was last worked on.

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This afternoon I've been playing with PHP and GD to dynamically create Open Graph images. I then moved a website from a shared host to a VPS -- the VPS is proper quick in comparison.

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This morning I am mostly writing SQL queries for reports. I've also converted values in a db table column from plain text to json strings to allow for multiple values. Feels a bit hacky, but works ok. Should probably create another table at some point.

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Starting my day by converting a small CodeIgniter 3 app to CodeIgniter 4. It's a microservice and it only has 2 routes and 2 controllers, so it should be a quick win.

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Replacing some manually installed PHP libraries with Composer dependencies. I'm sure they were only ever installed manually as a stopgap, but I can't help think it would have been cleaner and possibly easier to use Composer in the first place.

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Deleting session files and pushing the limits of rm: exec: Failed to execute process '/usr/bin/rm': the total size of the argument list and exported variables (5.5MB) exceeds the OS limit of 2MB.

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Trying to get an old PHP application updated to work with PHP 8.2. I'm hitting a bunch of errors and I'm working my way through them, slowly.

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Philip Newborough and a donkey enjoying a beer.


My name is and I’m a full stack web developer living and working in Lincoln, England. This website ( serves as my personal homepage. When I’m not working with tech, I love to ride bicycles with my wife and friends.