After switching back to WordPress from a static blog that did not have any comments, I left comments on out of curiosity to see what would happen. Sure enough, within a few days, I already had over 20 spam comments to moderate. I just switched comments back off, and don’t plan on turning them on anytime soon. They are too much of a hassle a police. There are lots of ways to contact me if you need help or clarification on any of my posts.
After a little over 2 years on Middleman, I decided to move my blog back to WordPress. Middleman – and static blogs in general – are a good idea in general (especially for security and performance), but I found it more difficult to write and contribute to my own blog on a regular, ongoing basis. This was especially noticeable after I started working for NetSuite instead of contracting, because I was no longer doing all of my work on my own personal laptop everyday. Continue reading
Countism is a mobile app idea that I have been working on and thinking about for a long time. Even though I have been thinking of the idea for a while and even did some initial work, I did not plan to actually build and release the app – that was always a question that was up in air. My initial work was really just experimental to see if it was something I could build easily enough to make it worth the effort, and to see if my idea would be viable in app form.
Well, the rest of the year, anyways. Better late than never, right?
Inspired by Justin Jackson and his Build and Launch podcast, I have decided to commit to launching at least 4 new projects this year. It’s not nearly the quickening pace of Justin’s one product per week on his podcast, but I figure it’s a good starting point. Continue reading
I just re-launched SoundingBoard as a new blog to help non-technical people learn how to evaluate their app ideas.
During my time running Brightbit (a web development studio), I met with a lot of people about their app ideas. Some were bad and crazy, but most of the ideas I heard were good ideas that just lacked the critical thinking steps necessary to determine basic viability or technical feasibility. Continue reading
I released a new OpenX REST API Client that works with the newest OpenX v4 REST API. It uses Guzzle v4.x and the oauth-subscriber plugin. It is available on Packagist, uses the PSR-4 autoloader, and is properly namespaced. It took a bit of effort to put together, so I hope you enjoy using it, and I hope it saves you a lot of time.
If you upgraded to OSX 10.10 Yosemite, and now have a broken homebrew, fear not
- the homebrew team has already fixed this!
Luckily, the steps to fix it are fairly simple.
First, update homebrew via
cd /usr/local/Library git pull origin master
Next, use homebrew to update and clean your installed packages:
brew update brew prune brew doctor
Now you should be all set!
I originally found (and tweeted about) this article when searching for a fix, but ran into more issues after editing the
brew.rb file, and eventually came to the solution of updating homebrew itself after seeing that the homebrew team had fixed the issue themselves.