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How to show us your company is immature.

I've seen 'Sentry' pop up a few times - it's a neat SaaS that ails the pains of logging and monitoring  for development level logging. It's pretty neat, has a spot for business for sure. Here's the problem and I touched base on this a while ago - your business WILL...
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A better way to give Logstash permissions to your logs

So you're ready to rock out Logstash to ship your logs - there's one little headache: You still need to give it access to your files. Chances are, you want "all of the files!" The internet will (at the moment) instruct you to use "setfacl", or various chown/chmod techniques or even...
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PHPCodesniffer and Zend Studio/Eclipse – Part 1

Threw together some videos for future reference for myself and general users. Hope they help someone else out there.( Double-click video to view more clearly ) Subscribe in a reader...
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Is apt apting nasty?

Doing spring cleaning on our dev box today - apt has been starting to harp me about wanting to autoremove a lot of useful packages - including apt itself! Odd! I've learned a few new things today, that's for sure.So I went on a mission today to clean up everything...
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Using PHP_CodeSniffer

INSTALLATIONThere's many ways to install PHP_CodeSniffer.You could try (on debian-base) apt-get install php-codesniffer - or if you have pear installed you could try pear install PHP_CodeSniffer. Or lastly, the way I like to do it, manually.I like to perform a manual installation on tools like this so I know where...
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Obligatory ‘Hello world’ post.

Consider this the obligatory 'hello' world post. Believe it or not I am also analyzing the rich text editor ('RTE') blogspot uses to see how they maintain consistency for bloggers.One of the challenges of my job is to create 'user-friendly' interfaces for our faculty/staff. What's on my mind right...
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