With latest version of Raspbian being based on Debian Jessie, this still comes with PHP 5.6 by default. Since PHP 5.6 reaching its end of life, and only security updates support starting tomorrow, it's time to start looking at the newer versions. PHP 7.0 was released last december in 2015 but is still not merged in the stable branch. Luckily there's a little workaround for this issue!

After using Vagrant for the past few years and Docker gaining more adoption every day, I decided to give it a go as well. In this post I'll guide you through the installation process and how to configure it and use it with docker-compose.

There's also a TL;DR with just a download link if you don't care how it works but just want to get started ;-)!

OMG, yes, I received a f*cking signed copy of the latest album of Sum 41! It was held by every member of the band and signed by each and every one of them. I've been a huge fan since I was younger, and however I kinda outgrew their music, I couldn't be more happy with this! The music on the last album is like Screaming Bloody Murder more towards the heavier sound, and that's a good thing, in my opinion.

"Wire Cutters" is an adorable & award-winning animated short film about a robot miner sent to another planet and all the things that happen when he suddenly bumps into another bot. It is also about the dangers of exporting our capitalism to outer space and the soul-crushing regret we all will feel when we realize that we are unable to change our ways, dooming us to greed-encrusted loneliness and, potentially, oblivion.

Last weekend sun was shining and since I live in Ghent I can go up the belfry for free. So why the hell not! Went on the belfry, almost died of the wind and the cold, but got a nice picture of the historic centre of Ghent out of it. If you're ever in Ghent and you have the chance to go up the belfry, it's highly recommended! The inside and other sides are interesting as well.

Actually this was a couple of weeks ago, but I've been busy and only got to writing now. It's been almost a year since I moved out of my parents house and started renting my own place. After seeing some very nice things on the /r/battlestations subreddit, I finally got my ass to Ikea to get myself a cheap and clean desk with a chair. After that, my old build got a little surprise upgrade as well.

Sum 41 has been teasing us with new singles of their upcoming album, 13 Voices. The first single, Fake My Own Death was a bit of a change, but, I liked it. The second one, War, also felt somewhat different in the beginning, but in the end also still ok. But now they released God Save Us All (Death to POP). And this one just felt plain weird to me.

Yesterday we went with a couple of friends to the international fireworks festival in Knokke-Heist. Every 2 days there's another country that participates. Today was the UK, the 25 minute show with music was pretty nice, I tried to take a few pictures the first 5 minutes but quickly gave up.

Not that long ago I was fidling around with my Xdebug settings and discovered by accident that you can enable a nice color formatted var_dump by changing just one small setting. It improves readability a lot and also color highlights errors which obviously comes in very handy when debugging code.

Every year from July 23th until August 20th there's an increased chance in seeing shooting stars, around this time the Perseid Meteor shower strikes with a peak around the 12th of August. The 12th I slept through my alarm (really, fml) and the other days it was too cloudy at night to capture anything.