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Vim, Codeigniter and easy unit-test running

January 15th, 2013

I like to edit with vim. I have quite a lot of plugins and it’s a pretty complete IDE at this point. I love the modal editing, one key commands, and that it’s on pretty much every server and Mac or Linux install (or, at least it’s ancestor vi is; I alias vim to vi […]

PHP Phing GrepTask

November 7th, 2012

My current deploy system is a series of PHP scripts. It works pretty well but is hard to follow and undocumented. Because I now work in an large corporate IT environment, standardizing is important.  I decided to move to PHP Phing for deploy. I’m not all the way through the conversion process but I think […]

BigIP F5 header max size collides with CodeIgniter’s bizarre session class

October 18th, 2012

I recently had a problem at work. My development box is on the company network, and only accessible via our company VPN.  It is not, though, behind one of our F5 routers. This caused me a big headache recently. I deployed a major web site release and had to roll back after several hours of […]

Quick and simple code reviews with git and vim

October 18th, 2012

When it’s time to deploy, I want to make sure that I know about every bit of code change because I’m ultimately responsible for it. I don’t want any of my developers or team members to make a change they forgot to log in a commit message or update as part of an issue/ticket. The […]

Why did it take me so long to learn this about CSS?

July 13th, 2011

I guess I try to learn the bare minimum with CSS but I can’t believe after all these years, I failed to understand this: Scroll about half-way down: http://css-tricks.com/855-specifics-on-css-specificity/ comment on this post on twitter

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