Learning Laravel: Composer and The Laravel Installer

I spent years writing Laravel code at UWM but you might have noticed that I almost never wrote anything on this blog about it.  I am hoping to address that here and now.  If you don’t already know, Laravel is a free, open-source PHP web framework, intended for the development of web applications following the …

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The first three apps that I install on my mac.

Over the past few years, I have written an annual “prefered tools for coding” post.  This time around, I wanted to focus more on the more basic software end of things.  When I set up a mac after getting it, there are some basic applications that I always install right away.  Let’s go through the …

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How to use the UFW (Uncomplicated Firewall) in linux

Firewall configuration isn’t always a very easy thing in linux.  I know that I have felt a bit intimidated, in the past.  UFW (uncomplicated firewall) is meant to make it much easier.  UFW is a configuration tool that runs on top of iptables.  In this post, I am hoping to go over how to use …

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Free local TV streaming in Milwaukee

I gave up on the concept of over-the-air TV a while ago.  I have tried PlayStation Vue, Sling TV, AT&T TV, Sling TV, and Philo.  I have also tried services where you have a box with an antenna that is connected to an online service.  There were issues with all of those options.  I eventually …

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My prefered tools for coding (2021 Update)

Last year, I wrote the post “My preferred tools for coding” and I figured that this was a good time to update that list.  A lot of this stuff is also listed on the resources page of my main website.

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My prefered tools for coding

Back in 2011, I wrote few short posts about what I install right after reinstalling windows.  I figured that 9 years is enough time between these kinds of posts.  This time, I’m going to go over my prefered tools for writing code.

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How to fix “remote: HTTP Basic: Access denied” in Git

This is going to be a very quick post.  It is more to remind future me than anything.  Did you change your password on your gitlab (or github) server?  Do you now get “remote: HTTP Basic: Access denied” when you “git push origin”? If you “git remote show origin”, it will ask for your credentials …

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