Gratitude Journal March 2019

1 minute read Ok, gratitude listicle! Job at Event Espresso. I’ve been learning a lot over the years, been involved in interesting projects, had friendly coworkers, open-minded and humble bosses, given time to study, experiment and contribute to other open source projects. Family close by. Amanda’s parents are 8 minutes away, her sister Sam only 30 seconds away. […]

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How to Make Horrible Software Comparisons

3 minute read Software comparison articles can be helpful, but most are horrible. They should educate, compare, and recommend. But usually, they’re just filler words that convey no actual meaning. Here are some common mistakes of horrible software comparisons… Universally Picking a Winner It’s ridiculous to pick a universal winner. Eg, if you’re comparing Event Espresso to EventBrite, […]

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Penpals Explanation of PHP/cURL/openSSL/TLS/SSL/PayPal Handshake Issues

5 minute read Today I spent a few hours wrapping my head around an issue where some websites weren’t able to connect properly to PayPal.com. I found it pretty tricky to understand because it involved quite a few technologies and programs: PHP: a programming language, and a program to interpret lines of code written in that programming language […]

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Troubleshooting iPhone App Communication with Fiddler

2 minute read While troubleshooting an iPhone app, it’s sometimes helpful to see exactly what HTTP requests its sending. Enabling Fiddler to View iPhone HTTP Traffic I managed to do that with Fiddler by following these steps: https://www.pluralsight.com/blog/tutorials/using-fiddler-with-an-iphone-ipad I found my laptop’s IP by doing this: Click on the Start menu and type cmd. When you see the […]

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