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Contrarian bikeshedding isn't helpful

Written by Joe Ferguson / Original link on Feb. 12, 2020

Users who reply to threads about $technology with comments such as:OMG! Why are you still using $technology when $new_tech exists!These replies offer nothing of value and should be moderated or down voted into oblivion.Go forth and stop telling people to buy an orange when their pear isn't working …


It's always ok to ask questions

Written by Joe Ferguson / Original link on Feb. 10, 2020

I've noticed a trend lately where people who report issues on open source projects are seemingly using throwaway accounts to post issues and receive help. One case in particular was last month I solved an issue for a user who's GitHub account was brand new. They created this account just to post th…



Whiskey Tango Awkward Foxtrot

Written by Joe Ferguson / Original link on Jan. 20, 2020

It's taken me 7? 8? months to write this blog post. It's the "how do I explain to blog readers I'm no longer working where I've spent the past year and a half? and I signed documents so I can't talk about it" blog post. So yeah, if we haven't spoken in the past 8 months, there's a good chance you'r…


Explaining Laravel Settler

Written by Joe Ferguson / Original link on Jun. 17, 2019

Explaining Laravel SettlerIf you view the readme.md of the Laravel Settler repository you’ll likely notice the not so inviting “You probably don’t want this repo”. While I try to be as inviting as I can across all open source repositories this one has always been a bit of the exception. The reason …


Homestead Fifty Six No Longer For Sale

Written by Joe Ferguson / Original link on May. 28, 2019

Homestead Fifty Six was an amazing learning experience for me. gitstore.app was an invaluable tool that allowed me to spend more time building my project rather than building out invoices and card processing. I also want to thank the sole customer who subscribed. The support from them was huge.Wh…