Dave James Miller

Developer. Computer Geek. INTJ.

Laravel Breadcrumbs Redux

I’ve decided to start working on Laravel Breadcrumbs again… Read More

Laravel’s Dependency Injection Container in Depth

Laravel has a powerful Inversion of Control (IoC) / Dependency Injection (DI) Container. Unfortunately the official documentation doesn’t cover all of the available functionality, so I decided to experiment with it and document it for myself. Read More

Shooting the messenger app


“Before legislators rush in, they also need to think about unintended consequences. If internet firm…

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Cadbury World

Funding hapi.js maintenance


Eran Hammer, author of open source framework hapi.js, posted on Twitter about the troubles of findin…

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Windows 10 Creators Update notes

Today I installed Windows 10 Creators Update on my laptop (ASUS ROG). It wasn’t as straightforward as I would have liked… I decided to keep notes, in case the same thing happens on any other computers or at the next Windows… Read More

Play Lode Runner online


I remember playing this on the Atari as a child…

The WordPress Template Hierarchy


Can we have some pizza?

Downloading old websites from Archive.org


Usage is very simple: # Install sudo gem install wayback_machine_downloader # Download latest archiv…

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The IKEA effect


“The act of creating a thing with ones own hands increases the perceived value to the creator.” “To…

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Peer review scheduler in Prolog

Continuing my exploration of Prolog, I decided to write a program to generate a schedule for peer reviews. Read More

Getting started with SWI-Prolog

Today I decided to learn a bit about Prolog. Here is how to start using it… Read More

Docker Reference

This week I have been learning about Docker… Here is what I’ve learned so far. Read More

Hot air balloon over work

Firebase Costs Increased by 7,000%


Some interesting comments about lack of support from Google. Seems to be a recurring theme in Google…

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Luna & Bailey

My sister’s dogs

WordPress Themes by Anders Norén


I really like Baskerville (which I’m currently using for this blog) and Lingonberry.

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First blog post

This is the first blog post I’ve written in several years (except at work). I’ve just decided to start blogging again, and I thought I’d start with why… Read More

Tracking your SEO progress


How do you know if your SEO campaign is working? You track your progress over time in several key ar…

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Conversion Rate Optimisation (CRO)


SEO is all about getting more visitors to your website – but just having more visitors isn’t the end…

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Avoiding black hat SEO practices


Black hat SEO is the practice of artificially increasing your search ranking by violating the search…

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Technical SEO


As a website owner, content optimisation and link building are two things you can do to improve your…

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Off-site SEO – Building external links


When it comes to SEO, optimising your content is important, but not the whole story – other websites…

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