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Solved – PHP, dyld: Library not loaded

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 […]

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phpBB extension Template Partials

I’ve been working on replacing the front-end for 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 […]

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New Decade, New Projects

A new decade rolls around, and with it some ideas for new technology projects to get started on.

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Connecting to Gmail via PHP

How I ended up fixing phpBB’s connection to, and getting’s email back online.

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SKYWARN – Storm Spotter Status – v2

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, 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, […]