Tech Notes from Benjamin Turner
Bash Scripts to Help Get Remote Databases
A collection of bash scripts to help automate retrieval of remote databases and importing them into a Roots.io based virtual machine.
Vim Learning Resources
It’s been just under two years since I made the switch to using Vim full time. Here are some resources that helped me become proficient when using it.
Doug Dingus on Hacking
Thinking on the similarities of hacking and creativity after reading a Quora answer.
Building a Site Scraper to Find Problem Urls in WordPress
Sometimes all you need is a quick scraper to help you get the information missed in a database search-and-replace. I recently hacked together this single use scraper repo. Fork, extend and tweak for your needs!
Finding and Clearing PageSpeed Cache
How to flush `mod_pagespeed` cache in LiquidWeb’s new Managed WordPress package.
Becoming a WordPress Theme Reviewer
I just attended the 2015 PDX WordCamp and am now helping out at the contributor day. Of course contributing to core can be done in a number of ways, but one of the areas that I’ve always wanted to help out with is through theme review. The above link to the theme review handbook is quite comprehensive in regards […]
Lessons from Cycling the Oregon Coast
I’ve returned home from riding my bike along the Oregon Coast. It has certainly been a long trek, and while I’m not ready to go another 380 miles this next week, I can say that I had fun, and will likely go on future tours. Distance Moving Time Elevation Strava Link Totals 383.7 32:12:28 18,461 […]
Planning to Cycle the Oregon Coast
Lots of information exists for planning to cycle the Oregon coast. Here’s my seven day plan and the tools I used to create it.
Password Protecting a Directory Using NGINX
How to password protect a directory using NGINX. This concept is similar to Apache’s password protection of directories using .htaccess rules.
There’s a new tool that I’m loving as I explore various ways to streamline my multi-device development. http://www.browsersync.io/ This tool is a node module, which synchronizes interactions between multiple browsers and devices, enabling multiple, concurrent views of the same state of a website. So as an example, we would start browser-sync on the root directory […]