While playing around with Homestead, Laravel’s pre-packaged Vagrant virtual machine, the documentation suggests that when you edit Homestead.yaml and re-provision the vm, you should manually edit the /etc/hosts file. I found that it doesn’t take advantage of the Vagrant Hostsupdater plugin. To (micro-)optimize my workflow, I’ve added a function to my .bash_profile: Now I can type hup… More
Using CSS pseudo-elements and CSS3 transforms, this grid displays a simple geometric grid pattern that can be resized and still retain it’s proportions. Fork away at Codepen. See the Pen Simple Geometric Grid by Craig Freeman (@cfree) on CodePen.
I recently upgraded from an iPad 2 to a iPad mini 3 Retina and have been on a e-book-buying kick. Despite my initial resistance, everything looks good on a retina screen and I’m amassing quite the library! As I come across interesting books, I am compelled to grab a copy. Sometimes the books will go… More
What is it, you ask? Karten is a WordPress plugin to plot Instagram photos on a Google Maps map. The plugin will go find all geo-tagged Instagram photos relating to desired user(s), hashtag, date range, start/end date, and/or maximum number of posts and plot them on a Google Map. Let’s see it in action: Karten… More
In response to the Louisville Laravel Meetup’s Interview Scheduling demo app, I created Applikation, the app to manage job applications. It was an excuse to get my hands dirty with Laravel in preparation for their next Meetup event. I managed to set up Homestead, set up migration tables, add seed data, and display a basic list… More
Over the holiday, Mom had been gifted a new Macbook Air and was kind enough to send me home with her old 13″ Macbook Pro. After making the appropriate backups, I decided to reformat the Macbook and to turn it into my development machine. During some downtime over New Years, I started with a fresh copy… More
In 2002 I purchased shared hosting from GoDaddy for my first professional website, the now-defunct freemanc.com. Up until then I had relied on free services, like AOL’s Personal Publisher 2, Angelfire, Geocities, and my college account. I didn’t have anything to compare GoDaddy’s services against, but I quickly became dissatisfied with them: slow page loads… More
I sent my iPhone 5 in the be fixed and they gave me a 16GB reformatted loaner phone. Since my phone has 32GB of storage, I couldn’t restore the loaner with a full iCloud backup. Here are the apps that got me through the week. To me, it’s a statement on how little I need… More