Configuring PhpStorm for use with CakePHP

Configuring PhpStorm for use with CakePHP

This article assumes the reader is using PhpStorm 6.0.3 and CakePHP 2.3.8. My friend Joey has gotten me interested in PhpStorm and CakePHP. His company is in love with both, so I figure there must be some value there. The latest production release of PhpStorm, out of the box, doesn’t do a stellar job of working with CakePHP. Some files aren’t syntax highlighted, it complains about...

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Replacing the “permanent” filter on a Dyson DC18

Replacing the “permanent” filter on a Dyson DC18

My Dyson DC18 vacuum is 5 years old and has started to stink up the house whenever I run it. After some research I discovered the cause: a filthy permanent filter. Turns out it isn’t as permanent as Dyson claims, and many people replace it every few years. The first step is to buy a replacement filter. I got a genuine Dyson filter on Amazon for $34. Considering refurbished DC18s are $200+,...

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Move by Number

Move by Number

For our recent move to Texas, I decided to try something a little different when packing our boxes. Instead of labeling them with the room they were from and scribbling a brief description of its contents, I simply labeled each box consecutively with a number. I.E., 1, 2, 3, 4… all the way up to 125. No marking for which room the contents were from. No labeling as to the boxes contents....

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Using your web server as a proxy

Using your web server as a proxy

At Geekdom I’m stuck using a shared wifi connection. This exposes me to a slew of security issues. Eek! An easy way to resolve the security problems is to send all your traffic, encrypted, through another server. I already have a web server with plenty of processing and bandwidth capacity to handle my web browsing, so I decided to use it. Getting things set up is extremely easy. I followed...

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First day at Geekdom

First day at Geekdom

Last week I visited Geekdom, a collaborative co-working place, to take a tour and see what they were all about. The website is a bit tedious to navigate, but the facility is awesome. It takes up 2 floors of the Weston Centre in downtown San Antonio, and includes a kitchen full of free goodies, recreation areas (gaming consoles, ping pong table, arcade games), community areas (desks, tables,...

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