Plesk Migration to AWS
I have been running my hosting on 1and1 hosting (now Ionos) since the early days of the web. In the years I’ve been on that service, I’ve moved it a few times from one of their servers to another (mostly to save a few bucks), so it was time to do a Plesk migration to […]
Reset your branch (Git)
Sometimes I get my branch in a state where I need to reset things to what is on the server. Most of the time a simple switch of branches is enough to get everything back in shape, but once in a while I need to actually reset to what is in the parent repo. To […]
I needed to do some work on an old Maven project I have that I’ve worked on for years, and when I fired up my handy Netbeans IDE and ran the obligatory “priming build”, I was surprised to get an error on one of the basic Maven plugins.
Set up SSL on Mac
For testing, sometimes I need to validate web behaviors like redirects on SSL, and one of the reasons I love the Mac is that it gives me a ready to roll Apache server. I actually run a local copy of my web site on my Mac, and have it set up as a virtual host so that […]
Changing the Domain Name on WordPress Multi-site
I created a WordPress site for a client who needed to support both English and Español versions of their content, which involved using a plugin called MultilingualPress that creates relationships between sites for each language. I developed the site locally on my server, and then after they created some content, migrated it to their hosting […]
Once in a while, I run across a situation where I need to import data from a spreadsheet into a database. If the data is to update a single table, this is pretty straight forward. On the other hand, if the data is modeled as a set of tables it gets a bit more messy.
How to change printer’s IP address on Mac OS X
I was updating my network to use a different subnet and realized that the last time I did that, my HP printer stopped working because a lot of the network drivers set the IP address into the printer settings. So I figured that maybe I would need to update the printer’s IP address on my […]
Make Chrome Accept a Self-Signed Certificate (on OSX)
If your organization is like most, they will have sites that use a self-signed (or untrusted authority) certificate. From Wikipedia: In cryptography and computer security, a self-signed certificate is an identity certificate that is signed by the same entity whose identity it certifies. This term has nothing to do with the identity of the person […]