I mistakenly ran brew upgrade on my macOS Catalina without thinking about how it would impact my production development environment during work, and quickly realized I messed up big time. To fix it, install openssl & icu4c, edit the php 5.6 source (see post for details), and reinstall php 5.6 from source to overwrite. 131 […]
I am a web programmer, system integrator, and photographer. I have been writing code since high school, when I had only a TI-83 calculator. I enjoy getting different systems to talk to each other, coming up with ways to mimic human processes using technology, and explaining how complicated things work.
Of my many blogs, this one is purely about the technology projects, ideas, and solutions that I have come across in my internet travels. It's also the place for technical updates related to my other sites that are part of The-Spot.Network.
I’ve been working on replacing the front-end for the-spot.net and thus, the front-end of phpBB forums, using only the phpBB extension framework, trying to avoid having to put custom code into the core files, as was required pre-3.2 for some of my features. It turns out that the existing topics on the phpBB forums are […]
A new decade rolls around, and with it some ideas for new technology projects to get started on.
How I ended up fixing phpBB’s connection to smtp.gmail.com, and getting the-spot.net’s email back online.
In a section of this site called the “PizzyLabs,” you’ll find a link to a service I created called “SKYWARN Storm Spotter Status“. A little over a year ago,Â I wrote about my creation of a service to check Hazardous Weather Outlooks (HWOs) that were posted to the National Weather Service (NWS) website. Everything worked fine, […]