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Laravel Validation

// July 29th, 2014 // No Comments » // Mused Ramblings, Tech

I don’t support the idea of validating data in Controllers against the contrarian argument of doing this using Models. Models are not just merely a map to our data stores but also hold associations, foreign key mappings and other canonical information. Hence, my argument that they should hold validation rules too. Anyhow, the problem I […]

Getting parent paths to work on Basset – Laravel 4

// September 6th, 2013 // No Comments » // Tech

I build my assets on Laravel 4 using¬†Basset. Jason has done an excellent job documenting it, but there are a few caveats that slip through and haven’t been mentioned. I use a vanilla CSS stylesheet in my collection and the parent paths to images just won’t work. I would get an error because after Basset […]


// August 15th, 2012 // No Comments » // Mused Ramblings

I keep my posts on the blog very germane to technology and internet. But every once in a while you hear something that moves you, changes something inside you, gives you what you were looking for. I came across this video from Louis Vuitton, they have Yasiin Bey (Mos Def) and and Neils Shoe Meulman, […]

Free GIT repository hosting

// June 2nd, 2012 // 4 Comments » // Tech

GIT has been a revelation. GIT is awesome. GIT is how files should be versioned. Even though this guy, this guy and this guy hate it, they haven’t been able to convince me against git. When I pit the two against each other, after hours of fighting, GIT goes around SVN, making a lethal cut […]

5 startup hiring mistakes

// July 17th, 2011 // No Comments » // startup

Lately, I have been reading a lot about how companies hire their first circle of people. Everyone would advice you to choose the first circle from people you already know, your friends, previous colleagues, people who have worked with people you know well. Basically, people about whom you know more than whats on their resumes. […]

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