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GitHub Pages: Building a Site

I recently decided that I wanted to try out hosting this site on GitHub Pages instead of WordPress that I had been using for over a decade. The reason why is simple: it’s free as in cats and it’s e...

Tel Links

For many years there has been a standard for making links that open phone apps to dial a phone number. This is really great. Imagine you’re browsing a website for a pizza place and you want to star...

Power Apps: People Lookup

Background A while ago I started a post in the series on SharePoint site provisioning, unpacking some of the problems I’ve faced and overcome in building SharePoint site provisioning solutions. Ba...

Drupal Docker: devcontainer

I have previously shared setting up local development environments using vagrant and GitPod in Drupal friendly ways. This post will start a new mini-series on how I built a Docker Desktop setup for...

PHP: XDebug in VS Code

XDebug is a helpful tool when debugging PHP code. XDebug is a step debugging tools that helps you inspect functionality of PHP code in a cleaner way than regularly writing dump/log statements. I w...

Free as in Cats

I once heard the phrase that most open source projects (the context was specifically Drupal) was not free as in beer but was free as in cats. What he meant by that is that you may not pay for the ...

GitHub and GitLab: Diagrams in Markdown

GitHub recently announced a great new feature that allows for generating diagrams within markdown. I tested this out and it also works in GitLab. If you’re writing a lot of documentation in markdo...

Drupal: Ckeditor Abbreviation

One of the HTML tags that many are not aware of is the <abbr> tag. This is a useful tag to help provide explanations of abbreviations within the body of the text. If you’re reading along and ...

Microsoft Teams: Guest Notifications

Microsoft Teams has the great ability to invite users who are in other organizations to join your Teams in order to collaborate, assuming your IT admin has not turned that feature off. Guests in th...

Drupal: Sync Configuration

Having a workflow that keeps your code in sync across development, staging, and production servers – like in the series of GitLab DevOps posts I’ve been sharing recently – is important. But that do...