Filed under Computers and Internet

Upgrading a Webserver and application

First, we updated the application to better support accessibility. https://www.w3.org/WAI/fundamentals/accessibility-intro/ Upgrading the stack from Ubuntu 12.04.5 LTS PHP 5.3.10 mysql Ver 14.14 Distrib 5.5.54 Codeigniter CI_VERSION’, ‘2.1.2’ jQuery 1.8 + UI + Datatables + tinymce To Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Apache/2.4.29 (Ubuntu) mysql Ver 15.1 Distrib 10.1.38-MariaDB, Php 7.2 Codeigniter CI_VERSION = ‘3.1.10’; jQuery 3.4.0 +UI … Continue reading

Getting Started with WordPress

If you can use a word processor, know what styles are and have put images and charts and tables and such in a document, you can probably set up a passable WordPress site. Go here https://wordpress.com/free, sign up for a free site and create one. There are thousands of themes and and widgets.  To start, pick … Continue reading

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F….

Summaries https://jamesclear.com/book-summaries/the-subtle-art-of-not-giving-a-fck https://medium.com/@WilliamStefan/book-summary-1h-the-subtle-art-of-not-giving-a-fuck-17202048e120 Some important things takeaways from the book are the: Recognize the “Feedback Loop from Hell” The desire for a more positive experience is itself a negative experience. And, paradoxically, the acceptance of one’s negative experience is itself a positive experience. It’s okay for things to suck some of the time. You are responsible … Continue reading

Child Theme and Plugin Development Cycle

I hope someone who has a better process than this shares some of their secrets.  I am a software engineer who has been developing for WordPress for a few years. I mostly have done projects that were outside of normal WordPress Development. For example, ported a Custom CMS into WordPress. I did custom landing pages … Continue reading

Privacy in our world

It is a simple matter to get your credit card, bank and other financial company data.  While there are safeguards in effect to prevent this, consider that a lot of the folks with legal access to this data are not paid very much, well, enough said  Your credit report likely has a nice list of … Continue reading

MediaMonkey Portable Installation

Updates Dec 2019. On the Toshiba Portege, Windows 10, latest updates, the visualization was a little wanky when connected to a Sony Brava TV, over HDMI using clone monitors option.  Kept getting song title over the animations.  Turned off all song animations etc, still had an issue.  Turned on Caffiene, most of the issues with … Continue reading