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View guzzle-http-errors-example.php
// create client
$client = new \GuzzleHttp\Client();
$res = $client->request('GET', $someApi, ['http_errors' => false]);
// check http status code
if ($res->getStatusCode() != 200) {
// handle it
#DESCRIPTION: script for automating the daily mysql backups on development computer
#AUTHOR: tleish
#DATE: 2013-12-20
#USAGE: ./
# example cron for daily db backup @ 9:15 am

Git Submodules basic explanation

Why submodules?

In Git you can add a submodule to a repository. This is basically a repository embedded in your main repository. This can be very useful. A couple of advantages of using submodules:

  • You can separate the code into different repositories.

FFMpeg Commands for Transcoding MTS video (from AVCHD-Lite Cameras, like Panasonic DMC-TS1/2)

720p -> H.264 (x264) video + AAC 128kbps audio:

Medium quality 720p:

ffmpeg -i 00001.MTS -threads 3 -y -vcodec libx264 -sameq -acodec libfaac -ab 128k -ar 44100 -ac 2 -s 1280x720 -vpre normal -b 1M output.mp4

High quality 720p:

#!/usr/bin/env bash
# Upgrade an Amazon Linux PHP 7.0 EC2 to PHP 7.1
# Must be ran as sudo:
# sudo bash
# Can be added to ./.ebextensions/20_php.config like so:
# container_commands:
# 20_php71_upgrade:
# command: sudo bash scripts/
# overwrite master with contents of seotweaks branch (seotweaks > master)
git checkout seotweaks # source name
git merge -s ours master # target name
git checkout master # target name
git merge seotweaks # source name
View laravel-connection.php
<?php // Namespace DB;
use Illuminate\Database\Capsule\Manager as Capsule;
class Connection {
public function __construct()
$this->capsule = new Capsule;
// Same as database configuration file of Laravel.
View captcha.php
// captcha class by noidsit
// generate captcha uppercase alphanumeric
// if you want to use upper/lower case alphanumeric add lower case alphabet
// usage string = new Captcha(16,230,32,6); //fontwidth, image witdh, image height, how many characters
// string->captgen(); to generate captcha
class Captcha {
private $fontwidth;
private $width;
private $height;
# Git
sudo apt-get -y install git
# Node.js
sudo apt-get -y install nodejs
sudo apt-get -y install npm
sudo ln -s /usr/bin/nodejs /usr/bin/node
View make_api_calls_php.php
function CallAPI($method, $url, $data = false) {
$curl = curl_init();
switch ($method)
case "POST":
curl_setopt($curl, CURLOPT_POST, 1);