curl does not work on laravel with php 8

first be sure you have activated the curl-extension in your php.ini file.

After that get the cacert.pem file from curl – Extract CA Certs from Mozilla and safe it o your computer. i saved it into my php-directory. after that edit php.ini again and modify the following entry to point to the .pem.file:

[curl]
; A default value for the CURLOPT_CAINFO option. This is required to be an
; absolute path.
curl.cainfo = "C:\php\php80\cacert.pem"

Install Bootstrap in Laravel 8

run those commands in your project:

npm install bootstrap
npm install sass
npm install sass-loader

If not exists, create the file

resources/sass/app.scss

and add this:

@import '~bootstrap';

and last add the compilation in the file webpack.mix.js:

mix.sass('resources/sass/app.scss', 'public/css')

After that compile it with npm run dev and you’ll see public/css/app.css

After that you can add this code to your template to import bootstrap:


<link href="{{ asset('css/app.css') }}" rel="stylesheet">

iGITt iGITt – Initiales

Git global setup
git config --global user.name "User Name"
git config --global user.email "user@example.com"
Create a new repository
git clone https://gitlab.abc.de/username/project.git
cd bmln
git switch -c main
touch README.md
git add README.md
git commit -m "add README"
git push -u origin main
Push an existing folder
cd existing_folder
git init --initial-branch=main
git remote add origin https://gitlab.abc.de/username/project.git
git add .
git commit -m "Initial commit"
git push -u origin main
Push an existing Git repository
cd existing_repo
git remote rename origin old-origin
git remote add origin https://gitlab.abc.de/username/project.git
git push -u origin --all
git push -u origin --tags

Bangladesh

Ich kauf mir T-shirts 
Made in Bangladesh
Die kosten wenig
Doch sie kleiden mich fesch
Ne Jacke, ne Hose 
Und die Unterwäsch’
Nähen kleine Kinder
Aus Bangladesh

Und es ist mir egal
Ob die Kinder dort leiden
Hätten sie was gelernt
Müssten sie mich nicht
Einkleiden

Ich kann ja nichts dafür
Es liegt auch nicht an mir
Dass die da drüben halt
in jungen Jahren arbeiten

Das ist deren Kultur
Arbeiten rund um die Uhr
Für Primark, Mango, KiK
Kinderhände sind so geschickt

Beim Fabrikunglück in Sabhar
In der Nähe der Hauptstadt Dhaka
Kamen über 1100 Menschen ums Leben

Nur weil die Fabrik 
In sich zusammenbricht
Hausbau ist nicht deren Ding
Kleidung bekommen sie hin

Ich kann ja nichts dafür
Es liegt auch nicht an mir
Dass die da drüben halt
in jungen Jahren arbeiten

Das ist deren Kultur
Arbeiten rund um die Uhr
Für Primark, Mango, KiK
Kinderhände sind so geschickt

Ich kann ja nichts dafür
Es liegt auch nicht an mir
Dass die da drüben halt
in jungen Jahren arbeiten

Das ist deren Kultur
Arbeiten rund um die Uhr
Für Primark, Mango, KiK
Kinderhände sind so geschickt

How to install PHP 7.3 on Windows 10

First of all download the PHP-Version you want to install. In my case it will be the PHP 7.3 x64 Thread Save versio. This is the link to the download section on php.net: https://windows.php.net/download#php-7.3 In my case i downloaded the ZIP-file of VC15 x64 Thread Safe (2020-Oct-27 16:52:12). Unzip the ZIP archive to a new folde which will be your php installation folder. So choose wisely 🙂 I used c:\php\php73 for that. After you have unzipped the PHP-Archive you need to locate the file php.ini-development and rename it to php.ini.

Open the php.ini file in any texteditor and change the extension_dir settings to the choosen directory, followed by an /ext. In my case its c:\php\php73\ext. Or you can set it like below:

; On windows:
extension_dir = "ext"

After that you need to add your path to the php-directory (in my case: C:\php\php73) to the Windows PATH variable. Search for “PATH” in the Windows Search-Bar to edit the environment variables.

Edit Environment Variables

Search in the system variable for the Path entry and edit this to add your PHP-path

After you have added your line click ok on all Windows to save your settings

To verify everything worked correctly open your command shell by typing cmd into the windows search bar

and type php -v in your command shell. You shall get the version information of your php installation. And now everything is done.

The same procedure is for every other php version like 7.x or 7.4. To install php in different directories (in my case C:\php\phpVERSION) gives you the chance to use different php version on Command Line Interface by setting the direct pth to the executable CLI.

Lasercutting from hell

I’d like to have an so called “Alien Cube” as a lamp hanging from my ceiling. And on Thingiverse there is a template for lasercutting one. Link: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1805216

But the template is for 10x10x10cm and i want it BIIIIG! My version should be 38cm side length. This Box should then be illuminated by LED stripes and LED-powered light strings. A nice idea. So i redsigned the whole thing added some roundings to the 90° lines and made my template “Kangaroo style” 🙂

Lastly i cut some poplar plywood with a thickness of 3mm. And it took 5 rounds for the lasercutter to get through the material. And as described on Mr. Beam’s Homepage this lasercutter can cut poplar up to a thickness of 4mm and birch multiplex up to 3mm. So i thought: This will be a fast and nice project with the more stable birch wood. I was so wrong.

My lasercutter is cutting that bloody birch multiplex 3mm plate sind 25 hours now 🙂 Its the 35 time the laser is going around and around and around 🙂 I am cutting 10 Hours a day and it seems that 10 hours are similar to 1mm of cutted wood. I hate birch so very much, i ordered a bunch of poplar hoping those plates will arrive soon 🙂

Damn. It takes hours and hours and hours.

But i want to know how birch multiplex 3mm is cutted, so i stay patient. Normally i demo-cut a few circles on a new material to check how many rounds a cut-through will take. But i forgot this totally. So now i have to wait until i can be sure everything is cutted through. After each cutting-session i open the lid and try to move the cutted pieces but thes still stay in place. Hopefully this gets to an end on the weekend 🙂

After that i will proceed the cut tests with a circle of 1cm and different speeds and power-settings, so i can provide the best setup for cutting birch multiplex with 3mm thickness.

Romantic Moves for pre-save

You want to get my new remastered Version of ROmantic Moves right from the start. So you can use this link to pre-save my album:

https://ditto.fm/romantic-moves

This Ditto SmartLink puts all the pre-save & live links to my latest release on one easy-to-share page, so fans can hear my music no matter which platform they prefer.

Remastered version of Romantic Moves will be released soon.

In 2003 I wrote Romantic Moves. An album with 10 SynthiePop tracks and released on Jamendo 2006. Since I’m listed as an artist on the most popular streaming platforms and my latest album “Michael” was released there, I decided to put the older albums there as well. All albums will be remastered and added within one year. Some of them will have new covers, because the demands on resolution and quality of the cover start have increased in the last 20 years 🙂

New Album-Cover of Romantic Moves Remastered

New Version of the Romantic Moves cover due to a needed better resolution for the streaming platforms
Old cover version i like more, but have no better quality nor the original picture used for the cover 🙂

Check out my accounts on Apple Music, Spotify and other straming platforms. You’ll find them all in my footer on this website.