As a kid, even in the mid – late 1990’s, I always had my own computer. It was never anything amazing, compared to what my own kids have now, and even back then when my family bought the top of the range Pentium II with Windows 98, my own computers were very old.(more…)
I was hired as a contractor in early 2017 for some web development work. At the time, the company I was contracted to were experiencing extreme performance issues with their AWS environment.(more…)
WordPress is a hugely popular and easy to use publishing platform, but what if what you want to publish is not simple content?
I felt like experimenting with something different, and I’ve had a project in mind for a long time to create a kind of travel agency application for future space travel vacations.(more…)
I’m a big fan of stuff that’s cool. And ElasticSearch is really cool…
If you’ve been on my website before you’ll also know I’m a fan of WordPress, so what better way to celebrate my obsessions than with a blog post.(more…)
When I build websites, I like to keep things as simple as possible. Many things, especially on the web, get over engineered just for the sake of it, which makes my job as a developer that much harder, but I believe it also impacts the user as well.(more…)
Shopify is a well known eCommerce platform, and web searches for data migrations either to or from Shopify are pretty easy to find. What I couldn’t find was an explanation on specifically migrating blog articles from Shopify into WordPress.
I recently had a client who ran a Shopify store that only sold one product, a magazine, while the rest of the store was dedicated to the blog content. The business wanted to expand the content strategy and build the subscriber database, so, while migrating platforms wasn’t my first choice, it made sense in the long run as we have more flexibility and control with WordPress.(more…)
In keeping with the current theme of Mainframe programming, I’ve decided to go one step further and learn COBOL as well.
Being a half century old Mainframe programming language, up to date COBOL information isn’t around every digital corner of the Internet, and coupled with me using CentOS (probably), I’ve had to set up my environment manually.
For as long as I can remember I’ve been fascinated with massive computer systems like Mainframes and Supercomputers. Scenes like in the movie Hackers showing the Gibson Mainframes, War Games with the WOPR and images of huge data centers filled with enormous machines are a young computer nerds fantasy.
I don’t have a Mainframe, I’m not particularly prepared to buy one either. So as a Mainframe enthusiast, I figured I’d try the next best thing…(more…)