April 20, 2015

Homebrew PHP and MAMP MySQL socket fun

While setting up a new project in MAMP for my day job I ran into an odd problem trying to run artisan migrations. Running this command: Threw this error: A quick google search came up with this which pointed to: Changing that fixed my issue, but what was the actual cause of the issue? I installed PHP locally using Homebrew, and MAMP is using it's own versions of PHP and since I was...

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February 20, 2015

Speaking Engagements! A Brief Recap

"Insert clever statement of ‘it's been a long time since I last posted here'" Now that we have that out of the way, the past few months have been quite busy for me. I gave my "Laravel Forge: Hello World to Hello Production"  talk at the first php[world] conference (organized by the great people behind php[tek] and php[architect] magazine) and it was my first non-local conference...

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December 15, 2014

Weekend Project: NerdsAreDrinking -- Laravel, Twitter, and Commands

Last Friday I was enjoying an after work beer at my favorite taproom with Brian and Nicole. Brian is one of my two cohosts of the Nerds Drinking Podcast. As we sat there talking each one of us checked into our beers via untappd and I made the comment: "Wouldn't it be amusing if the @nerdsdrinking twitter account retweeted our beer checkin whenever we had untappd tweet?" We had a decent chuckle...

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December 10, 2014

So you want to start a user group?

No one ever wants to start a user group until they've already made their mind up they're going to start a user group. Starting a group is one of those things other people do. People who are well known in the community, have had 20 years of experience on their user group topic, and have a job making millions of dollars in the area of the user group. In reality, the people starting and running user...