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Building Selenium IDE TNG On MacOS

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Download MacPorts from  https://www.macports.org/install.php If you had a terminal session open, close it and start a new one to reload the environment path. Check the port command is available.

/opt/local/bin/port Install yarn.

Check yarn is running.

1.0.2 Login to your GitHub account and fork the selenium-ide repo… Read more »

Why You Can’t Buy A Tesla In South Carolina

The bottom line: The Car Dealer Lobbyists That’s what it all boils down to.   The states with the biggest car dealership and oil company presence have paid… I mean “talked to the”… legislators in their state to make sure that pesky little electric car company does not cut into… Read more »

Wind and solar power are saving Americans an astounding amount of money

From Vox via Apple News: Wind and solar power are subsidized by just about every major country in the world, either directly or indirectly through tax breaks, mandates, and regulations. The main rationale for these subsidies is that wind and solar produce, to use the economic term of art, “positive… Read more »

PHP Autoload and Singleton(ish) Model

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Once every couple of years I take a month off from hacking away at the Store Locator Plus products and delve into some personal projects.  It is a way to learn some new things and try out new techniques without breaking the locator product.   With the locator being my… Read more »

Adding Screen Options To WordPress Admin Pages

Many of the built-in WordPress admin pages have a Screen Options drop-down tab on the top right of the page.   This is used to set how many items are shown in the default WordPress tables, such as the list of pages or posts.   Some of the WordPress admin… Read more »

Adopting GitFlow As My Branching Model

A couple of months ago I noticed SmartGit, my preferred git management tool, had a  GitFlow button in the toolbar when I updated to the latest version.   Curious I decided to explore and a month later I was using GitFlow as my branching model for most of my Store… Read more »

Configuring VirtualBox As A nginx RTMP Server

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Intro This is how I went about building a version of nginx that supports RTMP media streaming on an Ubuntu 16.04 VirtualBox.   It is not a simple plug-and-play exercise but anyone with basic Linux system admin skills can get this going.

#Apple #Music doesn’t want to buy #Tidal #streaming

Not surprising. Apple already has the user base. Doesn’t help make a solid business argument when you’re losing nearly $100M per year with no profitability in sight. The current streaming business model does not work! Apple Music doesn’t want to buy Tidal http://www.businessinsider.com/apple-doesnt-want-to-buy-tidal-2016-9

The death of #localhost and the rise of #cloud #development (#coding #digitalnomads)

The biggest problem with could-centric development is the 100% loss of productivity when the network is down. While not an issue for most corporate lemmings pulling their 9-5, it is a notable issue for today’s digital nomads. While corporate techies will not go away, remote workers with flexible lifestyles and… Read more »

Which country has the best #programmers? #coding #appdev

Most colleges and universities in America have woefully outdated compsci curriculum. They tend to base what they are teaching on the wishes of their top “contributors” which need tech talent for outdated technology. Case in point: when I moved my first tech company to Charleston, I could not find local… Read more »