Yearly Archives: 2012

WordPress: Getting a menu item selected on a Custom Post Type

I am by no means a WordPress expert. Quite the opposite in fact. While learning the ropes, I look at WordPress with a frustrating blend of admiration and confusion. I’m so impressed with both Custom Post Types and the Navigation

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Posted in PHP, Wordpress

faking latency on your local network

I recently had call to try and artificially introduce network latency on my machine. During development of a web application of any sort, it’s artificially fast and reliable if it only has to go over localhost or even to another

Posted in Linux

The tale of the sleepless developer

It wasn’t too long ago that I used to have a lot of trouble sleeping. Once I was asleep I was OK, but getting there was troublesome. As my head hit the pillow, I’d start trying to solve all the

Posted in Ramblings

Given enough cautionary tales, can we become better developers?

A recent¬†tweet by Smashing Magazine¬†about mistakes got me thinking about all the times either myself or a colleague had made a significant mistake. I’m not talking about a white-space error here. I mean the sort of mistake that gives instant,

Posted in Development, Ramblings

PHP and Nginx RPM repo for RedSleeve Linux on Raspberry Pi

You may have already noticed from a previous post that I’m a big fan of CentOS. So, I’ve spent the past few days trying to recompile some SRPMs for the Raspberry Pi. I don’t have a cross compile too chain,

Posted in Development, Linux, PHP, RasberryPi

Mixed-case domains are a problem for Cherokee webserver

I’ve just been testing the “responsiveness” of this design on my phone but instead of fueling the smug sense of satisfaction in the buzzword peddlers, I immediately hit a rather odd problem. You see, I use Swype typing on my

Posted in Ramblings

CentOS on your RaspberryPI

Many years ago, when I first started using Linux the choice of distro was made for me by my employer. Fast forward around 12 years and I’m using a long lost descendant, CentOS. I’m sure you can appreciate that with

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Posted in Linux, RasberryPi