December 19, 2013

Using a repository that doesnt have composer.json

Have you ever run across a repository that you'd love to throw into your project via composer and the repository author didn't include composer.json? I ran into that exact issue with a project and had to figure out what the best way to handle the situation was. There are a few different ways you could include the repo. I'll show you how I did it without having to copy the repository directly into...



November 12, 2013

ScreenCloud Issues with Ubuntu 13.10

I didn't realize how much I used ScreenCloud until it broke when I upgraded to Ubuntu 13.10. I went looking for a fix and found some posts talking about installing a deb and running into SDL issues. That seemed like a bad path to try to follow so I went after the github and found this issue. The author has his own repo you can add to get the fixed / working version. tl;dr For xUbuntu 13.10 run...

Linux Ubuntu


November 11, 2013

Speed up Vagrant Provisioning with vagrant-cachier

At my day job I work on a proprietary CMS written in PHP. I've been working on building our Vagrant box to allow our developers to have local dev environments without us having to use resources on or live server or have to have our own machines configured to run the CMS. Since I can't show you that box, but found a cool way to cut down the ‘vagrant up' time... I'm going to show you this...

Linux Vagrant


October 16, 2013

Enable M Keys on a Razer Black Widow Ultimate in Ubuntu Linux

I've had my Razer Black Widow Ultimate for a long time now. It's absolutely my favorite keyboard. Here is how I easily mapped the M keys in Ubuntu Linux. Info taken from here and here. Step 1: install the python-usb package: sudo apt-get install python-usb Step 2: Grab from the link above wget Step 3:...