Upgrade OpenSSL on Your DigitalOcean Ubuntu 12.04 Server to Protect Against Heartbleed

April 10, 2014

This morning I tested to see if my Ubuntu 12.04 DigitalOcean server was affected by Heartbleed and what I found was this: I was running one of the compromised versions of OpenSSL. Good news: the fix is quite easy to implement.

Book: Website Development with PyroCMS

March 17, 2014

I wrote a book last summer. If you're interested in getting an introduction to creating websites with PyroCMS, please checkout my book Website Development with PyroCMS. It will give you a great overview of all the best features of PyroCMS.

OK, There’s No Such Thing as Business Ethics

March 15, 2014

I must say that, even though we’ve seen an upwelling of information about business ethics since scandals like Enron, I’m inclined to agree with many of the arguments set forth in John Maxwell’s book There’s No Such Thing as Business Ethics. His allegiance to the idea that only personal ethics exist—not business ethics—points toward one resolution that could help guide every business decision: the Golden Rule.

Building a Christmas Music Light Show with a Raspberry Pi

November 22, 2013

Learn how to build your own Christmas music light show using a Raspberry Pi using a little Python, a midi-listening C script, and a whole bunch of lights.

The Easy Way to Install the MongoDB PHP Driver on Ubuntu 12.04

February 24, 2013

Having trouble installing the MongoDB PHP Driver (mongodb-php-driver) on your Ubuntu 12.04 server? Here is the easy way to get it installed.

The PSR-1/PSR-2 Analogy

January 26, 2013

I agree with Phil Sturgeon's statement about the recent comments on the recent Nettuts+ article on the PSR standards proposed by the PHP-FIG. In light of these shallow comments, I'd like to highligh another industry's standards over method and content. That industry is writing and the standards they impose upon themselves come in a number of formats.

How to Install ImageMagick on SLES 11 for Typo3

October 30, 2012

One of the things you immediately find out about Typo3 is that it uses ImageMagick, a server based image modification tool, to handle thumbnail creation, image resizing, and more. ImageMagick gives Typo3 some great features, but only if you have it installed correctly. Here is a quick guide to installing ImageMagick on SUSE 11 for Typo3.

Unboxing the Raspberry Pi

May 23, 2012

This week I was blessed to have a Raspberry Pi show up at my doorstep. After waiting up until 11:00pm MST (6:00am in London) to get on the waiting list a while back, my Pi has finally made its way home. And to be honest, I'm not entirely sure how I'm going to use it.

Diablo 3 Wordpress Theme

February 22, 2012

In celebration of the upcoming release of Diablo 3, I'd like to announce the release of a Wordpress theme I'm calling the Diablo 3 Graveyard Wordpress Theme. I put this theme together because I was a huge fan of Diablo 2. And now, even though I don't spend much time playing nowadays, I'll install D2 from CD and play it over the Halloween weekend. It was, in fact, October of 2011 that I started working on this project, and I've just now had the time to finish and release it.

Review: PhoneGap Beginner's Guide (Packt Publishing) by Andrew Lunny

February 2, 2012

PhoneGap Beginner's Guide is the most informative source of information I've seen/read about PhoneGap. It is a great resource for learning all the nuances that go into making native PhoneGap applications on mobile devices. If you are looking to use PhoneGap, it would be a good idea to start with this book. It really is a comprehensive yet easy-to-read book on using PhoneGap.
Zac Vineyard

Zac Vineyard

I'm Zac, an open-source web engineer in Idaho.

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