My XAMPP Dashboard now lists subfolders

My XAMPP Dashboard now lists all the subfolders in my htdocs folder

Following my post about Studio by WordPress.com, I’m still using XAMPP for a few projects.

By default, XAMPP offers a dashboard page at http://localhost/dashboard/ which besides some welcome blurb includes a few useful links such as to phpMyAdmin (for managing the MariaDB database).

Something I’ve often wished that it had was a way to detect the folders within htdocs and offer links to them. So, I’ve written my own.

You can find the code on my GitHub.

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Studio by WordPress.com is a game changer

Studio by WordPress.com is available for Windows and Mac and claims to be a fast, free way to develop WordPress sites, themes and plugins locally.

How does Studio by WordPress.com on Windows compare with two other local development server options XAMPP and Laragon?

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Trello classic label colours v2.0.0

I have updated my Trello classic label colours CSS hack using the Stylish extension for Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox.

You can find the updates on my GitHub:

https://github.com/garethjmsaunders/trello-label-colours

I have removed this style from Userstyles.org as it was throwing unknown errors or claiming that the CSS had an error every time I tried to upload changes.

Fix for Scrum for Trello (for Chrome)

I use Trello a lot. Trello is a simple but powerful, kanban-inspired project management tool which allows you to create cards on lists to visualise what work you still have to do, work in progress and work that is done. I use it to manage most of my projects, and indeed most of my life.

A few years ago, a couple of developers released Scrum for Trello, a Chrome and Firefox plugin that adds aglie story points functionality to Trello. (Story points help you see the relative size of a task compared with the others.)

I use it all the time, but recenty it broke. This is what I did to fix it.

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Establishing digital at the heart of the University from IWMW 2016

I had a bit of a surprise this afternoon when I spoke with my sister Jenni on the phone.

“I saw that lecture you gave at the university, on YouTube,” she said.

“What lecture?”

Jenni sent me the link.

It turned out to be the one above, a talk given to the Institutional Web Management Workshop (IWMW) at John Moore’s University in Liverpool in 2016, on the eve of the infamous Brexit referendum.

There was an electricity outage at Lime Street station on the day we were meant to return to Scotland, so we hot footed it down to the Liverpool docks, hired a car and I drove back to Leuchars station where I’d parked my own car. Then I drove to Anstruther to place my vote firmly in the box that said: no I do not want to leave the EU.

Anyway, this was my talk, illustrated with a lot of LEGO-related slides.