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Drupal: Sync Content

I have previously covered syncing configuration across Drupal. But configuration is not everything in the database. The other half of the picture is the content: nodes, custom blocks, menu items, f...

GitHub Pages: Mobile Authoring

I’ve recently switched from hosting these tech posts on a WordPress site running on a shared host I pay a small fee for, over to GitHub Pages for free. It’s a great system and might be all you need...

Microsoft 365: Email Suspected of Spam

What’s the error message A scenario I encountered recently was a user getting this error message: Your message couldn’t be delivered because you weren’t recognized as a valid sender. The most ...

WordPress vs Jekyll

I recently switched from running this blog off a WordPress site to running it off a GitHub Pages site built on a Jekyll theme. Here’s a few thoughts on the pro’s and con’s of each. Users WordPres...

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 ...