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Goodbye’s suck

Dear Reader, I hate saying goodbye. I remember the first time I left a job…well, a job that didn’t require me to wear a uniform. I said goodbye to friends I had worked with for over a decade. Most of them I never saw again, some of them I won’t see again till we meet […] The post Goodbye’s suck appeared first on …

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Written by Cal Evans - - Aggregated on Friday November 3, 2017


Friends

Dear Reader, Those that don’t know me well will probably be surprised to hear me say that I am an introvert. All my life I’ve had a very small circle of friends. Even though I am a very public figure these days in the PHP community, I still maintain a very small group of close […] The post Friends appeared first …

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Written by Cal Evans - - Aggregated on Friday September 22, 2017


Mautic Step 2 – Cron Jobs

Dear Reader, This is the third post on “My Journey into Mautic”. I’m getting Mautic – a Marketing Automation Tool – setup and running on my own server. Along the way I’m sharing what I’ve learned in hopes that it helps someone, or at least helps me the next time I go down the road. […] The post Mautic Step 2 – Cron …

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Written by Cal Evans - - Aggregated on Monday July 10, 2017


Mautic Step 0 – Installing Mautic

Dear Reader, Last time, in the post titled “My Journey into Mautic”, I explained that I was starting to play with the marketing automation package Mautic. Today’s post is about installing Mautic. This post is not necessary for everyone. If you are using a hosted version of Mautic, it is probably safe to ignore this …

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Written by Cal Evans - - Aggregated on Tuesday June 6, 2017


My Journey Into Mautic

Dear Reader, Those that know me know that I have an obsession with marketing. I mean I’m no good at it, but the topic fascinates me. Almost all of the podcasts I listen to on a regular basis are marketing related. One topic in particular that interests me is “Marketing Automation”. Marketing Automation covers a […] …

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Written by Cal Evans - - Aggregated on Saturday June 3, 2017


Thank you Derick Rethans for 15 years of XDebug

Dear Reader, There are a handful of tools that have actually changed how many of us code PHP. XDebug is one of those tools[1]. There is no doubt of the impact that XDebug has has on PHP developers and PHP projects. Recently, XDebug turned 15. (If you don’t know what XDebug is, start with this […] The post Thank you …

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Written by Cal Evans - - Aggregated on Thursday April 27, 2017


Range Report

Dear Reader, This weekend I made it back to the range after about 4 months off. It felt good to get back to practicing. All of these targets represent 20 9mm rounds from my Glock 19. As always, I start at 15 yards. Not bad, two in the center ring. At ten yards I did […] The post Range Report appeared first on …

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Written by Cal Evans - - Aggregated on Monday August 29, 2016


Frozen Lemon Sparklers

Dear Reader, First and foremost, I totally ripped off the origins of this recipe from here. I think my improvements make it a better drink though. :) I live in Paradise. Ok, Jupiter, FL but it might as well be paradise. On any given afternoon, I can drag my chair out into the commons, sit […] The post Frozen Lemon …

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Written by Cal Evans - - Aggregated on Monday August 22, 2016


When presenting, don’t forget to…wait for it…pause

Dear Reader, In the TV show “How I Met Your Mother” one of Barney Stinson’s catch phrases was “…wait for it…”. He had many uses for it, the most common of course being “Legen..WAIT FOR IT…dary”, but he used it in all sorts of situations where a dramatic pause was called for…at least in his mind. By […] The post …

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Written by Cal Evans - - Aggregated on Thursday August 18, 2016


Regarding Vanity Slides

Dear Reader, Crafting Vanity Slides You’ve given an outstanding presentation. You’ve educated your audience. You’ve led them down the path of enlightenment. Now, before you finish, let them know how to get in touch with you. Vanity slides are important because they are the one slide in your deck on which you can put …

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Written by Cal Evans - - Aggregated on Tuesday August 16, 2016


Q&A on Public Speaking with Jessica Rose

Dear Reader, This week my guest is Jessica Rose. Jessica speaks at developers events all over Europe and the US. She took time out from her busy schedule to join me to answer questions on public speaking. We talk abut her first talk, preparing for talks, speaking to audiences whose first language is not English, and …

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Written by Cal Evans - - Aggregated on Wednesday July 13, 2016


Public Speaking and WordCamps

Dear Reader, Recently I had the privilege of sitting down with a friend of mine, David Bisset, and talking to him about public speaking, running an event, and mostly about WordCamps. David has been an organizer of WordCamp Miami in the past, probably my favorite of all the WordCamps I’ve been to. Show Notes: David […] …

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Written by Cal Evans - - Aggregated on Wednesday July 6, 2016


The PHP Community is who *I* Say It Is

Dear Reader, Yes, you read that correctly, the PHP Community is what and who I say it is. It is composed of the people that I say are a member, and I choose who are the leaders. Here’s the thing, though, when I say “PHP Community”, in my mind, I see something different from you. […] The post The PHP Community is …

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Written by Cal Evans - - Aggregated on Sunday June 26, 2016