How (End-to-End) Encryption Works

All right. Here’s a simple explanation of how this encryption business works. Recently there’s been a healthy amount of chatter in the news regarding WhatsApp, and i’ve noticed more and more of my contacts using (installing at least) Signal on their phones. This will give you an idea essentially of how our text message convos […]

Fix brew update – Error: /usr/local must be writable!

So, you wanted to update homebrew with the command brew update but received a similar error below: Error: /usr/local must be writable! Simple fix is to run sudo chown -R $(whoami) /usr/local Your problem should now be fixed. If not, you might have ran into this issue that i’ve come across, too: Error: update-report should […]

WordPress: You Changed the Site Address URL and now Blog Posts are Blank!

So you installed WordPress in a sub-directory because you want your URL to still be simple, such as installed here www.mydomain.com/wordpress-installed-here/ yet visitors will see www.mydomain.com when navigating your site, but after doing so your blog posts and pages show up as a white blank page. Not good. Luckily, there’s a simple fix! Just update […]

Flickity is the Best Carousel Around—Period

I was in desperate need for a functioning yet robust, and most importantly, quick-to-install-and-deploy carousel/slider for a large project i was working on for my job. Perusing my job’s rival-of-sorts website, i dove into their code and learned they used Flickity, which i instantly fell in love with after reading its documentation and API. Several ways […]

Someone Else’s Good Read: How Do Open Source Communities Govern Themselves?

Are you interested in governance in general as well as specifically to the Open Source world/community? Check out this read, the second part in a series about governance. It’s written by Randy Fay. This is the start of my Someone Else’s Good Read series of posts. I would like to share interesting ish around the world, but […]

MySQL Server Not Starting on MAMP for Mac

So if you’re like me, you do a lot of WordPress development locally and experience annoying issues. I use MAMP, personally, as do many others. One of these common headaches is the MySQL server not starting on MAMP for Mac; inexplicably stopping and whatever you try, it won’t start again. Here’s a fix that has worked […]

Search Every City on Craigslist at Once for Web Development Jobs

Hey, y’all! During my never-ending search for web development gigs, i used Craigslist a ton, but it was tedious having to go city by city. That was until I found an easy way to search ALL Craigslist posts throughout the country simultaneously. Here’s the link for web development gigs: https://cse.google.com/cse?cx=008732268318596706411:nhtd4cwl5xu&q=web%20developer Thank you, Google Custom Search. […]