I wanted to reach out and leverage my network in pursuit of my next engineering leadership role. The ideal role, and one where I feel I can contribute the most value, would be one that would allow me to leverage my 20 years of web application development in the traditional backend LAMP stack (think PHP-…
Modern web development can push a system past normal everyday limits. This is a quick fix for one you may run into…
I just wanted to share this simple thing I learned about GNU Screen and also get some of my quirkiness out this morning before starting real work. 😀
The mildly interesting story of upgrading to PHP 7.4 leading to a password issue with Nextcloud 18.
This may be one of the most frustrating things I’ve had to deal with.
Trying out the ActivityPub plugin for federated social media sharing.
The exciting world of self-hosted server administration brings me back upgrading my version of PHP finally!
I woke up this morning to Intuit’s status alerts blowing-up my phone due to a severely large number of service outages related to their developer portal. After the 20th-or-so notice within a few minutes, I figured I should have gotten the message…
Despite many sites espousing WhatsApp and its usage of Opus for audio messages, I am unable to actually send an Opus file through WhatsApp that is playable within the app itself.
Over at #aomedia on FreeNode, I saw a link (above) posted to this neat blog showing the effectiveness of replacing animated GIFs with AV1 videos. While the general idea of using true video formats to replace short GIF animations has been implemented, with the industry support for AV1 and its clear superiority over other existing…
While online retailers struggle to maintain profit with increasing competition, this one tactic is a sure sign they are going to lose customers.
antirez, developer on Redis, shares an “easter egg” in the spirit, and perhaps in lamenting the loss of, traditional hacking.
I tried GNOME again for a few days, and after two crashes and progressively slower performance, I’m switching back to MATE on Fedora.
It’s no secret that HackerNews is one of my daily (sometimes hourly) reads due to the excellent signal-to-noise ratio and deep hackish nature of many of the contributors. However, even I am a little impressed at the depth of information found in this one discussion. https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=17782121
The latest update to WordPress comes with the addition of a new, experimental editor appropriately entitled Gutenberg. It brings with it the concepts of blocks which brings a sense of structure and modularity to your blog posts as opposed to a single monolithic chunk of editorial.
A comment I made on LinkedIn may be the kernel of something I would like to expand on more.
Some photos from our outing at Griggs Park in Columbus.
Alḥamdulillāh, Moodle 2.0 has been released! This is important for a lot of reasons, amongst them being that I work with Moodle on a day-to-day basis in my daytime job, and I use it on some of my own sites. However, most important is the fact that Moodle provides a platform for education that is…
Bismillāhir Raḥmānir Raḥīm Alḥamdulillāh, I’ve just successfully upgraded my blog to WordPress 2.8.2, along with several other blogs that I maintain. I’m really looking forward to the merger of WordPress & WordPress-MU, which, ideally, will make managing multiple WordPress sites on the same server easier to deal with, in shāʾ Allāh.
Bismillaahir Rahmaanir Raheem Alhamdulillaah, nothing can take away from the blessing & joy of being a father, but one of the obvious side effects of having an infant is the drastic change in priorities. So, naturally, most of my projects have fallen on the wayside. Even work has suffered. But, alhamdulillaah, this just means I…