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Apple · 6 MIN READ

WWDC 2015 Thoughts

As I write this, I am only about 1 hour fresh off the WWDC 2015 keynote. As a developer, this is definitely my favorite Apple keynote of the year. Last year was the first time I can remember, that Apple did not introduce any new hardware at WWDC. That’s mostly because they didn’t have to, as they had their announcement […]

Laravel · 2 MIN READ

Upload Files to AWS S3 using Laravel

Update: Freek Van der Herten has an updated version of this tutorial, which is better on memorey and supports larger file uploads. Uploading to Amazon S3 can be a great way to keep your files loading quickly with their CDN, and allow you to work more on your code, rather than your filesystem. Laravel 5’s […]

Laravel · 3 MIN READ

Git and WordPress Workflows

Using Git with WordPress has always been a little bit of black magic. You can’t keep the database under Git, nor can you run migrations on the database. We are left just putting our code and files under Git management, and leaving the database migrations up to something like WP Migrate DB.

Technology · 4 MIN READ

Synology DS414J Review

My need for storage have never been very high. I was very early to adopt SSD drives, because I loved the speed gains so much more than the loss of capacity of spinning hard drives. With my growing family, my wife started taking lots and lots of pictures and videos, and suddenly those SSDs weren’t […]

Laravel · 1 MIN READ

Box your website, or let it breath?

When you set out to design a new website, especially a writing centric website, how you present the primary content is often a major concern. Boxing your website is a technique that was mostly used a lot during the previous decade, but is starting to fade. Here is a screenshot of the previous version of this site. […]

Laravel · 1 MIN READ

FireFox Bug using FlexBox and Percentage Based Margins

There seems to be a small bug in FireFox when you are using percentage based margins and Flexbox. If you are using Flexbox, and you have set a percentage based bottom or top margin, they are not applied in FireFox. I have setup a CodePen to demonstrate the problem and you can track the Bugzilla […]