Author Archives: fangstar

Redmine as a Help Desk Solution

I’ve gotten decent at understanding a lot of features of Redmine.  I have been tasked with customizing and configuring Redmine to an internal IT Help Desk solution.  If you install a theme, a bunch of plugins, and change the layout … Continue reading

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Lesson Learned: O365 cloud mail nameserver change

Was a little careless today with helping someone transfer their GoDaddy domain and O365 mail to a new server (transferring their nameserver).  When I looked at the GoDaddy domain DNS log, I saw all these entries that looked related to … Continue reading

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CodeIgniter base project

If you are starting a CodeIgniter project, I’d recommend using https://github.com/kenjis/codeigniter-composer-installer as your base.  Composer makes things so much easier.  Then for User management and authentication use Ion_Auth (GitHub) If you need LDAP, Adldap2 is really easy to use. From … Continue reading

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Selectize.js onInit load data for autocomplete

Selectize.js is a neat UI tool.  I got introduced to it via a coworker used it in a project.  I didn’t bother to really look into it until recently when I wanted to do autocomplete and multiple selects. I didn’t … Continue reading

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DigitalOcean

Finally signed up for DigitalOcean’s services.  I chose them more because I like the How To articles they have to help one get up and running.  You can get a better deal with Linode but I wanted to support DigitalOcean … Continue reading

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CodeIgniter3 .htaccess removing index.php subdomain

Below is the general documentation for editing the .htaccess file to remove index.php from a url The documentation examples is example.com/index.php/news/article/my_article will be the same as example.com/news/article/my_article using .htaccess file of: RewriteEngine On RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d RewriteRule … Continue reading

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SCALE 15x

Went to the SoCal Linux Expo today.  First time attending and it was pretty neat.  I went to the Reactor8 guys talks/workshop.  Didn’t know anything they were talking about at first but eventually got an idea of their talks.  Beginning … Continue reading

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Time to relearn a new skill: Spark

I took a Spark class maybe earlier this year but can’t say I really remember any of it.  Figured I’ll just start at the beginning with an Intro to Spark class on edx.org. https://courses.edx.org/courses/course-v1:BerkeleyX+CS105x+1T2016/info   These days just developing an … Continue reading

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Clash Royale Card Calculator

I play Clash Royale and decided to make a card calculator to calculate what level troops I would have with all my cards and how much gold it would cost.  I don’t upgrade all of the troops because who has … Continue reading

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TCPDF: Open Source PHP Class for generating PDF documents.

Been using TCPDF the last couple of days and have to say it is real easy to use.  The examples are really easy to follow and then customize to one’s own needs. Really easy to format the PDF using the table … Continue reading

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