PHP Class To Color CLI Output

July 31st, 2013

A guy named JR posted this nifty piece of code to help color CLI output in bash from PHP scripts

And this user on GitHub cleaned it up a bit and posted a Gist of it.

VirtualBox Headless

July 26th, 2013

If you want to run a VM (maybe a server) headless, you can just hold down the Shift key when starting it. This forces it into VRDP mode, no matter how it’s configured. Or, you can get even fancier:

Which Framework?

July 21st, 2013

Learning a framework is an investment of time. You have to work out how this one structures its files, wants you to template, what levers to pull.

This is why people build their own so often. At least then it works the way you want it to.

Bus Proofing

July 18th, 2013

It’s always good to teach someone else what you know about your work. If you get hit by that bus tomorrow, what knowledge would be lost, and what would have to be rebuilt in a scramble?

composer more.json

July 17th, 2013

So tonight, more fun with composer. Now that I have it set up and managed to install one package, it’s on to getting enough of Zend Framework set up to make something. Since there seems to be no core package that just installs everything, it seems I have to resort to listing the arms length of packages I expect to use.

Scratch that. Tonight I’m going to try out the ZF2 skeleton application, since I haven’t used ZF2 yet.

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