Jack Skinner

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August 2016

Install PHP7.1 on OSX with homebrew

now 3 commands and an update!

Aug 26 2016

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 already run a simple sudo xcodebuild -license to sort out Xcode's license agreement. Steps to upgrade ^Update — 3rd December 2016 ...

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July 2016

Continuous TLS

Never worry about another certificate renewal again!

Jul 30 2016

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 help encrypt the web! It's backed by well known internet and privacy organisations such as EFF, Mozilla, Akamai and Cisco. My blog ...

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I'm leaving Australia

And here's why...

Jul 26 2016

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 Population and Housing) is a compulsory survey of everyone in Australia, and of their dwellings and its happening on August 9th. I ...

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A year in the life

To the stratosphere and beyond!

Jul 22 2016

A year ago today I walked through the front doors of MYOB HQ in Glen Waverly and its been one hell of a 12 months! This weekend has been a chance to reflect on what an amazing year its been! And yet its impossible to boil down the entire year into a single blog post. 525, 600 minutes; so how does one measure the year? It started with an announcem ...

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February 2016

It's time for a new build!

What to do with a shiny new box!

Feb 2 2016

So I finally replaced my personal laptop - fresh MBP 13" machine! Here's a partially exhaustive list of devtools and configuration for machines I run. Networking I run Buffered VPN, so its first on the download list alongside Chrome, Iterm2 and Slack (I'll configure the 16+ teams I'm a member of later on). OSX has an official download tool for t ...

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