Learning Go

Learning Go

I’ve recently started learning Go, or Golang. I’ve recently started learning the Go programming language, or Golang as some call it. The fact it isn’t like other languages and doesn’t try to be is the primary reason I was interested in learning more about it. Another reason was all of the standard libraries, like HTTP,

Amateur Radio License – Technician Class

Yesterday I took the exam to my Technician License so I can operate a HAM Radio. The license gives access to all Amateur Radio frequencies above 30 megahertz, allowing these licensees the ability to communicate locally and most often within North America. ARRL There are a lot of really neat things you can do with

URL Shortener built with Cloudflare Workers KV

URL Shortener

Cloudflare introduced a new service called Workers that I used to build a URL Shortener. Other cloud companies have something similar. Google has Cloud Functions and Amazon has Lambda. Since this “serverless” thing is starting to catch on I decided to build something as a way to learn more about it. At first I built

Building a JavaScript Framework

JavaScript Framework

Building something complicated is always easier when you start small. The same goes with developing a JavaScript Framework, and anything else. First, make a list of features you want. So, let’s do that now. Create HTML Elements Add attributes to the element Add event listeners to the element Add children elements to the element I

AMP Contributor Summit Day One

AMP Contributor Summit - Day One

My journey to the AMP Contributor Summit began at 5:45 am, Monday, September 24th, 2018. My flight was at 7:33 am, so I got to the airport early, checked my luggage, made it through TSA, and then on the plane. I put my backpack under the seat in front of me and buckled up. A

AMPbin v2.0(18) for AMP HTML

TL;DR visit the new AMPbin website at https://ampb.in/  Last year I posted about AMPbin v1.0.0 (link), and I’m posting about it again this year! It had been a while since I checked on the website, but when I did, it wasn’t working very well. That gave me the opportunity to rewrite it from scratch. Over the

3 Things You Should Know About The Apache HTTP htaccess file – 2018

htaccess

I have been using the Apache HTTP Server since early 2000’s, and it only continues to get better. While most people don’t need to know how to set it up from scratch and configure it, you should know how to use the htaccess file. If you create a file named “.htaccess” in the “public_html” folder

How to secure your PHP Web App with a simple Firewall

Wooden logs on fire

I was trying to find a simple way to secure my PHP Web App when I realized how difficult it could be. Securing it the easy way cost more money than I’m willing to spend, so I decided to build my own solution. What are your options? Compiling nginx with ModSecurity isn’t easy, and I

Reflection tips for 2018

Reflection of a tree in the water

Each new year gives us an opportunity for reflection on the previous. Our accomplishments, failures, and life overall. We often find ourselves making lists of items on which we can improve. How do we determine what is best for us to improve? I would often find myself making plans to get better at a specific

Docker Explained for PHP Developers in 2018

Containers

This post assumes you have a basic understanding of Docker. But what is a basic knowledge? If you aren’t sure, I suggest you read the Get Started docs, and then you will have a basic understanding of Docker. I’ve read a few posts on Docker for PHP developers. However, it was the same tutorial on