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Controller routes in Silex

I’ve been using Laravel 4 for a while now, and occasionally Kohana too, but in my current project I’m trying out Silex.  It’s a micro-framework, which means it only gives you the bare-bones rather than bucketloads of features, but that keeps it lightweight and gives the developer a sense that Read more…

By Matthew, ago
Life

In his father’s footsteps

Apart from his delivery date, Samuel has always been early.  He was wide eyed and taking things in right from the very start.  He was on his tummy lifting his head fairly early, relatively speaking.  He was sitting early.  He was standing early.  He was walking his way around the furniture early.  It's as if time just isn't moving quickly enough for him.I say "early" - that may be a slight exaggeration.  In the grand scheme of things he's not altogether ground-breakingly early, he's just right at the very early end of the scale for each of those developmental milestones.  Physically, Samuel is hitting his targets earlier than most of his contemporaries, which makes me very proud.And now he's started to walk.(more…)

By Matthew, ago
Life

Taking stock

Mother Teresa once said "We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop."  I like that image, that the whole ocean in all its vastness is still essentially composed of drops.

I'm also reminded of a line or two in a song from the musical Into The Woods which says "Oh, if life were made of moments, even now and then a bad one! But if life were only moments, then you'd never know you had one."  I like that too.

And with those two notions at the forefront of my mind, I thought it would be good to write a quick summary of how Samuel has progressed since his birth, charting some of the highlights and milestones of the past 12 weeks.  I guess this is for posterity.  Or reference.  Or guidance.  Or amusement.  Or indeed just to pass the time.

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By Matthew, ago