Less bang for your buck with TPG

By | March 1, 2021

This is what TPG was offering back in October 2020. This is what they are offering now: You can see that the small plan discount for new customers is now only for 3 months and not 6 months. You do get an extra 2GB of data but that is neither here nor there.

How to easily remember Vue shortcuts

By | January 27, 2021

If you’ve come across the @ and : symbol in Vue and you have forgotten what they mean, then there is an easy way to remember them. Imagine @ looking similar to an ‘o’ (aka the letter). This letter is contained in v-on. Therefore v-on can be replaced with @. We can also get rid… Read More »

How to run MySQL in Docker?

By | November 15, 2020

Getting MySQL up and running in Docker is very easy and fast but there are a few subtle things to note. Firstly there are 2 apparent options. docker run mysql or docker run mysql/mysql-server These handful of words are deceptively simple but you really need to understand what is happening under the covers. docker run… Read More »

Docker pull mysql v mysql/mysql

By | November 15, 2020

Have you ever read articles where sometimes you see the docker command docker pull mysql/mysql-server and sometimes docker pull mysql and thought to yourself what is the difference? You can find out the difference by going to Docker Hub at: https://hub.docker.com/r/mysql/mysql-server v https://hub.docker.com/_/mysql Firstly, mysql is labeled the “official image” with over 1 billion downloads.… Read More »

Installing MySQL on OSX

By | November 10, 2020

There are 2 main ways to install mySQL on OSX. Using Homebrew or a .dmg installer from MySQL. Here I’ll go over the MySQL installer because you get a neat panel to start and stop the database. MySQL installer Head over to https://dev.mysql.com/downloads/mysql/ and download the latest community version and then run through the install… Read More »

Category: OSX

How to configure Apache to run PHP on OSX

By | November 8, 2020

Navigate to: /etc/apache2/httpd.conf and search for php. You should see: #LoadModule php7_module libexec/apache2/libphp7.so Remove the # which is uncommenting that line. Save the file and then restart Apache with the command: sudo apachectl restart As a quick test, if you place a small php file in your web server directory (/Library/WebServer/Documents/) you should be able… Read More »

Category: OSX

Apache 101 on OSX

By | November 8, 2020

Did you know that you have the Apache web server already installed on your Mac? To test, run this command: seans-MacBook-Pro:~ sean$ apachectl -v Server version: Apache/2.4.33 (Unix) Server built: Jan 18 2020 09:52:26 seans-MacBook-Pro:~ sean$ Great. So you have proved that you have Apache. Now what? Let’s practise starting and stopping it. To start… Read More »

Category: OSX