WordCamps of Australia and New Zealand

So I decided to look through a bit of the history of WordCamps in Australia and New Zealand, and it just makes sense to put the compiled list of links somewhere in-case anyone would like to peruse 😉 (Please let me know if you see any missing and I will update accordingly. I'm sure there […]

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Let's Encrypt free SSL on Siteground

Just set one up on my personal blog (this site) on my Cloud VPS. Flippin' insanely easy!!   1. Click the Let's Encrypt button in cPanel, enter your email, and click 'Install'   2. Use iThemes security to force front-end to use SSL.   BAM!

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The year of the plugin

I've decided that this year I'm going to learn how to build WordPress plugins. Not necesarily to publish to the wp.org repo, but something that will make my life just a little bit easier. I've followed Dustin Hartzler's webinar tutorial back in Feb of 2014, but I think I will go back and re-watch it. Then […]

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Grunt LiveReload on WordPress

The last component of Grunt I wanted to setup before I get stuck into my current WordPress project, is LiveReload. This does what it sounds like. When it detects any file changes (based on rules I set in the Gruntfile.js file), it automatically reloads the browser so I don't have to constantly hit CMD + […]

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Docker & Grunt

Today I decided to look into Docker & Grunt. Docker doesn't really seem like the kind of thing that would benefit me much in my workflow for building SMB WordPress websites. Looks like it might be useful for larger sites, or more likely, web apps. Grunt, I have setup and am planning to use it […]

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Virtualbox & WP-CLI

Today I wanted to take my new knowledge of SSH a little further, so I created a Virtual Machine, installed Ubuntu and then installed Apache, PHP, and MySQL. I then installed WordPress and accessed it from my local machine by adding a hostname in my hosts file mapped to the IP of the VM. After […]

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SSH and Rsync, and Git

So on NYE2015 I'm learning to SSH and Rsync to my server so I feel like more of a bad-ass web guy. Update: Oh, and I just setup a local install of WordPress on Mamp to sync with a live install on my server, using Git (via SourceTree), and a WP database sync plugin.

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Hosted a Unturned 3.0 Game Server on Amazon EC2

I wanted to play Unturned 3.0 with my brothers, but they were in another state. I attempted to host the server portion of the game on my spare laptop on the shelf. It worked fine for me, but anyone connected outside my LAN experienced enough lag to make it un-playable. This was because my current upload speed […]

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The beard is gone

A couple of weeks ago, I posted here that I was going to participate in the World's Greatest Shave and lose my beard to raise money. Well as promised in that post, here is the follow-up. Yesterday (Saturday, March 14), I went down to Westfield where the local 'Shave event' was being held. Before I […]

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I'm shaving my beard for a cure!

Just over 15 years ago, I was diagnosed with AML Leukaemia. Long story short, after 9 months in hospital, I walked out the front door to go home. Unfortunately, not many people get that opportunity. Today 31 people will get the news they have blood cancer. According to Facebook, the last time I came close to […]

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Getting to know the guys behind the stuff

I listen to a lot of podcasts. Right now my Stitcher app tells me that I've listened to 184 hours over 1,830 episodes since Nov 2012. That's not including the ones I listen to the web or through iTunes. I just find podcasts to be one of the best ways that I personally take in […]

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I build websites for a living, so I thought I'd better have one too.
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