Category: Web

  • Plesk Migration to AWS

    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 […]

  • Maven repositories

    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 […]

  • Using Google Sheets and My Maps for making decisions

    Two years ago, I moved to Salt Lake City for work. After looking around a bit for a rental property close to my new work, it became clear that I would be better off trying to buy a new home than renting if I could afford to do so. At the time the interest rates and […]

  • 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 […]

  • Working Backwards

    Sometimes I find myself working backwards up a tree of errors to fix a problem. Today was a case in point. Since I’ve been doing a bit of WordPress grooming, I have the development build checked out locally. Previously I had run phpunit against the unit tests included in the code, but for some reason […]

  • Extreme Import

    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)

    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 […]