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Meetnapping

Meetnapping

Ever found yourself finding nothing to contribute to a meeting? Or perhaps giving one piece of somewhat token input as a stakeholder and otherwise uninvolved? Yeah, I get that a lot. Meetings sap hours of my productive...

State of the version

It’s become somewhat of a tradition to do a PHP version round up at the end of the year. In 2014 Anthony Ferrara posted PHP versions in the wild and last year I continued the tradition (with his blessings) with my PHP...

Install PHP7.1 on OSX with homebrew

Last year I published this handy guide for installing PHP 7 on homebrew. This week, I went and bumped my local machine to the new 7.1 beta3^, and here’s how. If you’ve already installed 7 locally, chances are you’ve...

Continuous TLS

Continuous TLS

This is a quick code dump post to share a script for automating LetsEncrypt certificate renewals for my blog! What is LetsEncrypt? LetsEncrypt is a certificate authority who’s goal is to provide free certificates to...

I’m leaving Australia

There I said it, I’m leaving Australia! And here’s why. On August 9th (in exactly two weeks) I’ll be flying out of Australia. Why you ask? Good question. The Australian Census (more formally known as the Census of...

Travel Tips From an Evangelist

Three states in three days – or more! Life on the road can be fun and exhilarating but equally exhausting at the same time. Earlier this month I bounced between Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane in 48 hours! Here’s a...