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February 1, 2024

A Simple PHP Benchmarking function

I recently needed to find where some performance issues were and didn't have the time to download and figure out any real-life tools, but this basic system helped. I could just sprinkle...

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January 31, 2024

MySQL - Find What Tables Have a Column Name

How to find out what tables in a MySQL database have a specific column, by name.

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January 17, 2024

How to Generate a Laravel API Token using Artisan Tinker

Generate a basic Laravel users.api_token:

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December 23, 2023

How to disable warning that MacOSX switched to zsh

To avoid this message: Add this to ~/.bashrc: From Stackoverflow

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November 29, 2023

Fix Links in Devtools Console

So, I'm right now working on moving hansanderson.com from a Wordpress-to-static S3 site to a Laravel Jigsaw-to-static S3 site. During this, I found that while my WP docker setup had my test lcl site...

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June 18, 2023

Reminder about PHP TS vs NTS

From PHP Documentation: Thread Safety means that binary can work in a multithreaded webserver context, such as Apache 2 on Windows. Thread Safety works by creating a local storage copy in each...

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May 7, 2023

Useful Git Snippets

Bring back a deleted file, after it's been committed and pushed: git checkout <deletion commit hash>~1 -- <filename> Pull without going thru all the SSL self-signed BS but...

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March 17, 2023

Find, based on Time

GAME. CHANGER. newerBt is “birth time” where newerCt is “change time” which doesn’t find things being copied around. WOOHOO!!! (newermt!)...

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December 8, 2022

Basic but Useful SSL Expiration Date checker

At an old job, every now and then we'd have a fire drill because, despite it being a large, capable organization, no one seems to track when an SSL cert expires. So, I created this little script to...

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February 27, 2022

Update Internet Information Server (IIS) Fast CGI Timeout

When debugging on Windows using Internet Information Server, if I took too long to step through what I was debugging, it would time out and I'd have to start over. Talk about anxiety! Lol. This...

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