Laravel Quick Start

Quick reminder of steps to setup a Laravel project on Ubuntu/Linux Mint and similar. First install composer: Install PHP dependencies:   Use composer to create your Laravel project: Install composer.json... » More

Password-less Login to the MySQL Command Line

The goal here was to be able to log in to the MySQL command prompt be simply typing rather than: This is particularly useful for automation of routine backups etc. mysql_config_editor The command mysql_config_editor has several options (e.g. add,... » More

Gitlab Bulk Update can_create_group

I had been allowing normal users to create groups within Gitlab but subsequently discovered some confusion among users between groups and projects. Some users had been creating a group with a single project when a project with multiple members was more... » More

Minecraft Overviewer

Minecraft Overviewer Just some instructions to remind myself how I got the Minecraft Overviewer working on CentOS. Now create a config file to tell Overviewer where the assets (texture images etc) are: Then run Overviewer telling it the location of your config... » More

Gitlab API Command Line Access

There appears to be a few methods for managing a Gitlab installation from the command line. I liked python-gitlab and I installed it onto Linux Mint/Ubuntu as follows: After installation I created a config file: With the content as below but the... » More

Restoring a Gitlab Bundle

I had an odd request today from a guy who had deleted his GitLab project and his local repos. I had been making backups using: and sifting through the backups under /var/opt/gitlab/backups/  I extracted the latest tar and under the... » More