January 16, 2018

How to move a dependency to Composer while requiring an old version

A common problem I run into with older applications are dependencies that have been added and loaded from the application's repository. You would often see a "libraries" folder with a "className.php" type file. If you're lucky you'll have the entire folder of the dependency including the release notes to be able to find out exactly what version you're using. Composer lets us easily move to this...

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January 15, 2018

The Only Way Out is Through

On my deathbed I will pray To the gods and the angels Like a pagan to anyone Who will take me to heaven To a place I recall I was there so long ago The sky was bruised The wine was bled And there you led me on 2017 was a pretty rough year for me and I'm not sad to see it go. Professionally I was laid off from a job I really loved, from a team that was one of the best I've...



October 9, 2017

Beach House 2017

Around 36 hours post hurricane Nate. Orange Beach, AL.



September 25, 2017

How to lose me as a customer

I have been subjecting my twitter followers to some rather cryptic ranting about DigitalOcean (DO) lately. I’ve been a DO customer since February 2016 when I moved from Linode to DO. I don’t do a lot with my virtual private servers (VPS). I host about 15 WordPress installations for various projects (Mostly family and friends sites). I run several command line applications that eat up a chunk...

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