Rapid Environment Bootstrapping with Homebrew

I recently acquired a new machine; wishing to start fresh, I wanted to go with less of a shotgun approach and more of a surgical strike for installations. This got me looking into using Homebrew and Homebrew Cask. Homebrew is a package manager for MacOS that’s very good at handling installation of things like PHP,… // Continue Reading

Quick Gist… to improve Gists

I wrote up a quick TamperMonkey script for use on https://gist.github.com. It was bothering me that I could not expand / collapse files on a gist I was working on. This script adds a button to control expanding and collapsing each file in a gist independently. Check out the code here: https://gist.github.com/Jaace/7b70d2bb19af63e10b144ed7d867eae0 You’ll want to install TamperMonkey… // Continue Reading

WordPress, WP Parser and Good Habits

WordPress, WP Parser and Good Habits can help make your codebase easier to maintain and update – in this post I’ll go over my local setup and how this could transition into an ongoing, automated task when working a codebase for WordPress. Documentation is often the first thing to go when working on a codebase. Either… // Continue Reading

Git and Deployments on Shared Hosting

Just a quick guide to setting up Git with deployments on a shared hosting account. If your host allows you to use git on the server and you have SSH access, then this should be relatively straight-forward. Local Environment Assuming you have Git installed, simply in the directory you want to start version controlling on… // Continue Reading

Setup and Install SSL, Gratis

UPDATE as of 4/15/16: I had to renew my certificate and noticed a few things had changed for me. Firstly, the generated files seem different, so cert.pem goes in CRT, privkey.pem goes in key. Finally, I was unable to update with only that information so I had to use chain.pem in my CABUNDLE.   Secure… // Continue Reading

Favicons in your <head>

I’m updating my site a bit and came across http://realfavicongenerator.net/, which enables the generation of every possible icon you would need for your website: favicons, Apple Touch, Android and Windows’ mstile. I like to keep this stuff in a separate function that will be fired in the ; I also like to keep things ordered,… // Continue Reading

PhpStorm: PHP CodeSniffer & WordPress Coding Standards

I have just finished setting up PhpStorm 10 with integrated code sniffing for WordPress coding standards. While it’s still fresh in my mind, I’d like to share my experience. It’s not super complicated, but there were some slightly confusing bits. I started following along with Kellen Mace’s video and guide but altered some and possibly can… // Continue Reading

South Portland, ME

SVGs and WordPress [part one]

The Scalable Vector Graphic, or SVG, has been around since 1999. Up until recently it felt a bit unaccessible to me, however when redoing this site, I wanted to learn more about the format. It can be leveraged in many ways: embedding directly into the HTML, referencing as an image – some even base64 encode… // Continue Reading

Hello world!

This site is going to evolve with not only content but the general theme functionality and style, so forgive the sparseness! I wanted to get this online so I’m going to just go ahead and upload it as is, hopefully updating it fairly regularly.