Crack this Glitch Open Again

Blowing the dust of the Infinite Glitch codebase again. It’s been a long time and I’ve been spending most of the programming time in php, javascript, jQuery, Sass-land. Back to lovely Python again and it seems last time I was developing this Codebase it was with Docker as opposed to VirtualEnv. Hmmm. Basic Docker commands. … Continued

Playing with HUGO Static Site Generator

Working on a static site with a new client and first hurdle was that on the local DEV server, firefox wasn’t loading the files from CDN due to CORS settings. Got around this with a Firefox extension: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/cors-everywhere/. It’s disabled by default and to enable it you need to add a button to your Firefox … Continued

Getting started with Docker for Mac

EchoNest sold out to Spotify and closed down their API. Now InfiniteGlitch doesn’t have a process for analyzing MP3s to reassemble them. Peter Sobot hipped me to a QM Vamp Plugin which it looks like will give us the data we need without leaving the comfort of our own server. I’ve been working in a … Continued

Upgrading Let’s Encrypt – now Known as Certbot

First of all Electronic Frontier Foundation are the original cyberpunk revolutionary organization as far as my ignorant ass is concerned. Anyway for Open Food Foundation, we used their Python Let’s Encrypt library to install a free security certificate. The certificates need to be renewed every few months (3, 6?). Well when I finally tracked down … Continued

Gulp!?!? Error: EACCES?!?!? Why won’t NPM work in this directory?

Tried to run Gulp from an external drive. Actually running locally on a Volume mounted from our QNAP NAS storage system. Errors! Moved it to the main drive. Still errors: $ gulp [11:31:09] Using gulpfile ~/Documents/you-are-here/gulpfile.js [11:31:09] Starting ‘clean’… [11:31:09] ‘clean’ errored after 11 ms [11:31:09] Error: EACCES, rmdir ‘/Users/mikekilmer/Documents/hhharmony/dist/images’ at Error (native) People are … Continued

Roots Trellis: A VirtualBox machine with the name ‘bla bla bla.dev’ already exists.

Happily developing away and went to reboot the Virtualbox to troubleshoot THIS ERROR: Warning: An unexpected error occurred. Something may be wrong with WordPress.org or this server’s configuration. If you continue to have problems, please try the support forums. (WordPress could not establish a secure connection to WordPress.org. Please contact your server administrator.) in /srv/www/blablabla.dev/current/web/wp/wp-admin/includes/plugin-install.php … Continued

Roots Trellis further explorations

Trellis, from the Roots team, is basically a DevOps platform for wordpress. So I just want to note a few of the items I came across, as usual, mostly for my own reference. We add plugins using Composer, grabbing them, if available from Packagist: “require”: { “php”: “>=5.5”, “composer/installers”: “~1.0.12”, “vlucas/phpdotenv”: “^2.0.1”, “johnpbloch/wordpress”: “4.5”, “oscarotero/env”: … Continued

Open Food Network on new VPS – SVWH.HOST

Really liking Ben and Eric at www.svwh.host. Once they had created the Ubuntu 14 instance, I installed nginx, which was like two terminal commands: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install nginx Then the nginx welcome page came up at with the IP address in the browser. Thanks again, Digital Ocean. Configured Name Cheap, the registrar, … Continued