PLDT Home Fibr router admin and access point (AP) isolation

This post is clearly not our normal fare – it’s not about WordPress or ClassicPress, or Mac computers. We’ve written this in order to help out fellow users of PLDT… More »

Detecting https in PHP – the definitive guide

Detecting whether your PHP code is running on https or http is useful in a number of situations, particularly if you’re building a URL to set a form action or… More »

GIMP annoyances on Mac High Sierra

Following the death of my old MacBook which ran Yosemite and ran GIMP without any problems, I had to purchase a new MacBook, and this one came with the High… More »

Resolving permissions issues in XAMPP on Mac High Sierra

As a WordPress developer I run a webserver on my main development system (a MacBook) so that I can develop and test in a private environment before deploying sites to… More »

JavaScript toFixed() does not work in number fields on Firefox

Here’s a very short, quick post, detailing a Firefox scripting frustration that I discovered today. Let’s say you have a JavaScript function that calculates a value. The value represents a… More »

Speed up your browsing with help from your hosts file

Web pages these days are so full of advertisements, trackers, counters, hidden pixels, it’s a wonder they load at all. And who knows what information you’re revealing about your browsing… More »

Connecting to Let’s Encrypt SSL sites via cURL from MAMP

This is a brief lesson in diagnostics that some may find helpful. The Scenario I develop websites on a Mac running MAMP. On my Mac I have an installation of… More »

Folders on top with El Capitan

For the last three years I’ve been happily seeing folders at the top of all file lists in my Mac’s Finder windows, thanks to a wonderful little free utility called… More »

Why I’m ditching Evernote for Simplenote

For the last three years (ever since I switched from PC to Mac in fact) I’ve used Evernote as my personal notes repository, using mainly the Mac application and Android… More »

Tip for Calibre Companion and FBReader

This isn’t a WordPress related post, or even a Mac or web development post – but it’s something I’ve been wrestling with for hours and hopefully by the magic of… More »