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Remote and Local WordPress Management

Remote management of WordPress sites is important to me. I manage a number of WordPress sites. I find myself, often, in the same situations doing the same things. Naturally, I wrote scripts to automate this. I made a software package out of these scripts and put them up in GitLab (you’re not still using GitHub […]

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CIS L1 and L2 Server Security for Ubuntu

Lately, I’ve been tasked with ensuring server security compliance with CIS Security Standards for our EC2 instances. This is a major focus for a technology company promoting security compliance in the healthcare industry. We’ve got a lot of servers running a lot of different things. Obviously, manually updating servers to comply with the standard isn’t […]

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Retro Peripheral Setup – Mechanical Keyboard and Stuff

I switched out my Apple peripherals for a mechanical keyboard and ergonomic mouse. It’s got a retro feel that’s awesome.

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GitLab Delete Bulk Issues

At the time of this writing (June 20, 2019), GitLab doesn’t have a feature to bulk delete issues. This is a real challenge for me right now. I’ve got builds auto-creating issues that have been ignored for months. I now have thousands of issues to remove. Save me  your lectures about maintenance and architecture. Let’s […]

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Remove Stale Git Branches

Another issue I commonly have to deal with in the multitudes of repositories I oversee and manage: stale git branches. Gitlab has a pretty good interface for pointing these out. The trouble here, is that it’s still a manual process to remove each of these branches. If you’ve got a team of any size working […]

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Bash – Remove Duplicate Files

So, a common issue I have is finding and removing duplicate files. Here’s a little bash script that helps clean up the mess: Let me know what you think! If you have suggestions or modifications, I’m open to them.

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Local Development With Docker and SSL

Even local web development is being forced to use SSL these days. Well, there’s no sense in fighting the times. It’s time to figure out how to create local SSL certs to serve your local dev sites. So, lately I’ve had to do development on a number of different sites for a number of different […]

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Easy Docker Hosting

There’s a lot to be said about containerizing websites and applications. Much smarter people than I have made the case for it. If you’re considering docker for hosting, here’s how I host this site: What You’ll Need: A server you can SSH into (DigitalOcean is a great host) Docker Your code git First, install Docker. […]

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Development Environment

So, it’s been a long time since I posted what I use for development. At my current gig, I’m doing a lot of Node.js development. That entails much of the typical things with terminal, and using Grunt, Jasmine, Bower, etc … Here’s the stuff I use to get things done: 15″ Mac Book Pro (with […]

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Versioning WordPress Content

Something that winds up being difficult when developing for WordPress (or Drupal, or any other database heavy CMS), is the versioning of content. Databases aren’t under your SCM directly. Because of this, deploying changes to production can be dicey. The scenario is typically something like this: Client wants 5 new pages, and a few revisions […]