Checking for Duplicate Values in a SQL Table
Today I found myself needing to know if a particular column held unique values. Here's how I accomplished it...
Troubleshooting NFS Shared Folders in Homestead
Every now and then I will attempt to start Laravel Homestead on my mac and will get an error indicating a problem with mounting the NFS shared folders.After entering the password into the command line the console will output:
Don't Fight The Framework
The X-Factor: Or, How To Debug
Have you ever been around a person, or maybe you are that individual, who has the innate ability to figure out what’s wrong with _____? Merely glancing at the computer that is behaving strangely causes the problem to disappear, touching the printer results in printed pages, or opening the hood of the car stops the squealing?
It’s a strange phenomenon, but certain people possess the ability to diagnose a situation, survey the playing field, and effectively implement a solution. I’m sure you’ve seen it happen before.
Truth be told, I don’t believe these people have any special magic. It is far more likely they’ve spent time honing their ability to observe what’s going on, consider possible courses of action, and choose the one that has the best probability of fixing the problem.
This is called troubleshooting.
Mid-Century Modern(ish) TV Console
My wife and I have been working on building some furniture together. Our goal is to come up with a few designs that we would like to use in our own house, but also with the intention of selling finished pieces.
How We Keep Code Clean at Zaengle
Check this out to see how the team at Zaengle keeps code clean:
Let's be honest, we all like systematic, uniform code. However, maintaining a respectable level of cleanliness across multiple developers' systems can be a challenge. Thankfully there are a few tools to help unify our editors so that our code styling gets along!
Importing a PG Dump from the Command Line
Similar to the time formats I wrote about here, I can not seem to remember the syntax for importing a PostgreSQL dump file into a database from the command line!...
Whitetail Deer Fawn
Yesterday afternoon the kids were in the yard and heard a strange bawling sound. They followed the sound and found this little fawn....
Hello, Little Blue Visitor!
I've been amazed at the number of different birds to have passed by my cabin this spring! In the 15+ years we've lived here I've only seen an Indigo Bunting two other times. What a treat!...
A Curious Visitor
One of the perks of having my office in the middle of the forest is that I get occasional visitors. This red fox had stopped by a few days ago but I only had my phone for pictures. She poked her head around the cabin this morning and I had my dslr at...
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