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2018

Written by Fideloper / Original link on Dec. 31, 2018

Here's my 2018 in review!Children, Time, AdviceOn January 1, 2018, my son was just 3 months and 6 days old.One thing you learn when you have a kid is that a LOT of the business and life advice we hear is not geared towards parents. There were so many times when I muttered "yeah, try that with a bab…


Laravel and Content Negotiation

Written by Fideloper / Original link on Oct. 2, 2018

Here's a little bit about content negotiation.An HTTP client, such as your browser, or perhaps jQuery's ajax method, can set an Accept header as part of an HTTP request.Accept HeaderThis header is meant to tell the server what content types it is willing to accept. From the HTTP 1.1 spec, section…


Audio Gear for Video Casting Meatbags

Written by Fideloper / Original link on Oct. 2, 2018

Since I'm doing a lot of video casting lately, I've invested in some decent gear. It is, after all, a write off.SoftwareThis article is primarily about the hardware I use, but you might as well know about the software too. For editing screencasts, I started out recording using QuickTime (the one th…


Laravel/Symfony Console Commands & Stderr

Written by Fideloper / Original link on Oct. 2, 2018

When we use Symfony's Console component to write CLI commands in PHP (and you should!), we're almost always writing any output to "stdout".There's a few ways to get general output from a CLI command using Console:// Run the command (Laravelish)public function fire(){ echo "This is sent to stdout…



Adapters and Makers

Written by Fideloper / Original link on Oct. 2, 2018

Learning your ToolsIt's up to you to learn your tools so you can adapt them to your needs. It's not up to the tool to adapt to your needs.If available tools make it too hard to meet your needs, your alternative option is to make your own tool.Frustration in available tooling is my theory on how thi…