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Addressing Laravel Homestead MySQL Password Expiration

January 7, 2017 · 3 min read
On November 7th 2016, I was hit with a peculiar issue I've never seen before working in a provisioned Homestead box. The exception: Firing up a different vagrant machine, I was greeted with the same problem. This seemed to affect all of the vagrant boxes using version laravel/homestead (virtualbox, 0.3.3). On the machine, the MySQL version displayed by mysql --version is MySQL 5.7's password expiration policy seemed to point to the culprit. From MySQL 5.7.4 to 5.7.10, the default default_password_lifetime value is 360 (passwords must be changed approx ...

Newness

January 12, 2016 · 2 min read
I said in my previous post that a lot can happen in 2 years. In that time span I've: Moved to using a MacBook and OSX. OSX being very BSD-like makes it an prime target for web development. It isn't the second class citizen Windows is in the Ruby or Node.js communities. Transitioned away from .NET and don't really miss it. I do randomly play around with .NET core when possible but I haven't actually built anything with it. This was honestly very huge at the time but I still feel I made the right decision. Though Windows 10 is the platform Windows 8 ...

We be derpin'

January 10, 2016 · 1 min read
A lot can happen in a little over 2 years... In my last post, I had proposed an attempt to tackle the FizzBuzz problem. PowerShell was done, PHP was barely started but I never pointed to it in a subsequent post or finished what I wanted. The project url has completed and checked solutions for PHP and Node.js. I had mentioned b. F#, Objective-C, CoffeeScript, C/C++, Go, Dart, and Haskell are the planned languages I've mostly touched in passing or know about., as well as C#, Pascal, and Ruby but I may never get to them. Shortly after that last post, I swit ...

JazzHands: Tackling the FizzBuzz problem

November 5, 2013 · 2 min read
Due to a comment on Hacker News (original post here), I thought I would put my money where my mouth was, so to speak, and tackle this problem in a public repository. My comment could likely be seen as dismissive or arrogant. I get that. My biggest problem is that because people still fail, this is the interview equivalent of patty cake: awkward, childish, and unrewarding (unless you're a 2 year old). To be quite honest, I don't quite understand my disdain for the problem. It's simple enough that it can be solved a number of ways quickly and gets you to e ...

derpirc: WP7 IRC client take #2

October 27, 2013 · 1 min read
Back in February of 2011, I posted a very rough alpha release of my first WP7 IRC app called dIRCa. I abandoned the project primarily due to the heavy reliance on Homebrew sockets and rewrote it from scratch using the wonderful IrcDotNet library. Not having to handle the core IRC quirks is a godsend and luckily it works rather flawlessly with 7.5+ (Mango and above). I originally wrote a post back in 2011 to gather emails for the beta submission process but it never got published. I was also working diligently to release a competent v1.0 but my perfection ...