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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]