The Healthcare Quandry
Most of my career was spent in healthcare, working in IT for providers, coordinating third party payments, and being a consumer battling with crazy multi-layered payment systems. I was lucky enough to be healthy in my youth and get by without insurance (although my feet still point in different directions thanks to breaking my ankle […]
Random bad permissions on OSX
I occasionally run into weird permission problems after a restore of files and folders on my machine, I think it has to do with OSX trying to protect me from myself. Today I needed to fire up my coding environment on my Mac Mini, so I jumped into the folder for the code that I […]
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 […]
How Old Are You ?
I get a chuckle over this every time it happens. Something in one of the many synch tools I use does some sort of conversion of birth dates, and I end up with alerts on my Mac that tell me somebody is having a really great birthday:
Better Look with Colorzilla Gradient
I offer support for a few web sites, and not too long ago, I created a WordPress theme for Omnis Risk (http://www.OmnisRisk.com). Actually this was just a slightly modified version of the theme that I’d done some time ago for Omnis Tools (http://www.OmnisTools.com), with some style changes to match the branding for the risk management […]