The end of paying for Cable TV
Today I turned in my Digital Cable Equipment. I’ve been wanting to do this for some time not because I don’t enjoy watching television but because I feel like we are finally at the era of watching television in a more on demand way. I’ll get to that part in a second. Before giving up […]
Sonic Wall SoHo updating dyndns.org (dyn account)
I recently had a Dell SonicWall soho that I could not get to connect to my dyn account for dynamic IP Address updates. After searching the Internet I finally called SonicWall/Dell to get
Slack won’t open or you need to clear your slack.app settings.
Last week I found myself in a awful predicament. Slack.app for Mac would not open and would hang when trying to load a Team. I searched the Internet and then looked for the files that held the Slack Settings myself in all the usual places (~/Library/Preferences, ~/Library/Application Support, etc.). After not having any luck I […]
Common Reasons Errors and Problems Occur on Websites and Web Applications.
So many times people ask me why something breaks on a website. They immediately want to attack the programming / programmer and sometimes forget that it takes a small village to run a website. There are also external factors such as external services, buggy client software, non-updated browsers, viruses and malware, etc. that can cause […]
Installing Teamviewer over Remote Desktop
Having a TeamViewer unattended host on a server is a million times better than remote desktop in many situations. First off screen resolution by default isn’t an issue. Secondly you can also let someone else see what is going on with the physical server. Today I came across an interesting thing. We had remote access […]
Microsoft SQL PDO for CakePHP 2.x running on Linux
Lots of people looking for something like this on the Internet so I took a lot of information and compiled it together so that people can get hybrid style 2.x sites to connect to both MySQL and MSSQL without the need for a windows machine. Not much to it folks just download the plugin and […]
Heartbleed test on debian servers
Interesting note after installing the patches to Debian servers for Heartbleed you need to restart any services that are dependent on SSL. Even though it says you do not, the Heartbleed bug remains until services are restarted manually.
Paypal Web Payments Pro for CakePHP 2.x
For a while now I’ve been using Paypal Web Payments Pro. I also use the cakePHP framework almost exclusively and have written several pieces of code for it. My most recent code was a Component used to access the NVP Methods of the WebPaymentsPro API. I had released this code on BitBucket, but then decided […]
DNS Mailer Scam coming to several hosting clients.
Several clients have been getting this in the mail. The PDF attachment shows a bill owed for $65.00 to DNS Services. At first glance it looks sound enough and DNS is one of those things that seem like something you need if you have a website. The icing on the cake is that they even […]
The reason site design turns bad.
Website design has been around long enough by now that you would think there wouldn’t be so many terrible websites out there. Today I thought I’d discuss my opinions on why so many of these still exist and continue to exist. I’ll be honest with you as well, I’ve even created several of these monsters. […]