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Guzzle Http Client Socks5 Proxy setup (and bonus non-200 response code handling!)

December 19th, 2014

In one of the apps I own at work, we have had some issues with consistent page loads. We are behind an F5 router with a list of iRules that would handily win the “wow, that’s way-long dude!” industry award. Every now and then they redirect to weird places or won’t load at all. So […]

How Apple Could Have Done Something Cool w/6

September 21st, 2014

I want a smaller phone. NOT a bigger phone. Give me this, with basic touchscreen functionality (and really awesome voice control): That would be great when I’m going out somewhere, want a phone, to get texts, to read tweets, maybe call someone, meet up with some buddies at the game, take great quality pictures and […]

Setting up a WordPress Development Environment (and have it work)

March 24th, 2011

One of the challenges developing in WordPress for me was setting it all up in a “localhost” environment. I went through a few trials with this but in the end, this is the best way that I have found. And it’s easy. If you have copied down a WP install to your development machine, fired […]

Your Medical Resume

March 21st, 2011

Last weekend I had to up my training as a foster parent. This means I have to renew CPR, meds training (so we know what the various nasty meds the state requires some kids to be one do…), behavior intervention, etc.  These sessions also double as a support group of types, where a handful of […]

Skype v Google Talk/Voice v iMeet

March 3rd, 2011

The boss emailed today and asked for a comparison between Skype, iMeet and a product of my choice in order to cut down on our teleconference/telecommunication expenses.  I work for a global company made up mostly of white collar types that talk on the phone a lot every day.  The call bridges we use are […]

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