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Code

How To: Install LAMP on Ubuntu

My brother called to talk about moving his company’s web development and testing environment in-house. They had already downloaded Ubuntu, but didn’t know how to get Apache, MySQL, or PHP installed. I sent him one command and 5 minutes later, they had a fully functional LAMP stack running.

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Code

The Perfect APC Configuration

Here was my setup on an Amazon Medium Instance using APC:

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Code

Web Typography: Using The Golden Ratio and REM’s

When WordPress 3.5 beta 1 was released it came with, “Twenty Twelve”. While looking at style.css, I noticed the use of “REM” to set font sizes and margins. I had NO idea what an REM was. In fact, I just started using EM’s in other child-themes. Immediately, I turned to Google and started researching.

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Personal

Living Next Door To The Ex-Wife

In January 2010, I started as Chief Engineer at Bluewater Broadcasting. The new job required me to move to Montgomery, Alabama (about 2 hours from my son Chase). It’s been a very difficult 3 years, 5 months, and 19 days – not only for me, but Chase as well.

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Personal

I blew up my site. Deal with it.

Since August  27, 2007 I’ve been chained to my very “How To” centric blog. For 5 years, 8 months, and 21 days 90% of my content has been about how to help others “do things” with code. The other 10% have been rants or raves about geeky-web-designer stuff.

That ends today. I have completely wiped the database and done a fresh install of WordPress.

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Food Personal

The Perfect Pan Pizza

This recipe is a hybrid between The Pizza Lab’s Foolproof Pan Pizza and Top Secret Recipe’s Pizza Hut Pan Pizza. It’s real easy to make, and a whole lot of fun!