The (not so) personal blog

Top 5 code hacks I’ve seen as a developer

In the world of web development, 'clever solutions' better known as 'workarounds' aren't that uncommon, sometimes it seems like these hacks are the norm, rather than the one-off exception. I've…

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Why I would use a linux/unix based OS over Windows

Before you go get your pitchfork and start lynching me, let me just explain that this article is on the topic of web development, and that I too use windows (primarily for playing games) on a daily bassis.

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XML vs JSON, a simple comparison

It's no secret that, XML and JSON is the de-facto standard data-interchange formats in web development. (If you're a C# developer, i'm sorry, this article contains no love for YAML)…

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WordPress and page speed insights

An (almost) hackfree description of how I made my wordpress site score 100 percent in google page speed insights

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A love-hate relationship with drupal 8

Let me just start by saying that Drupal 7, probably was, and will be, my favourite CMS of all time, but since Drupal 7 will be end-of-life in November 2021…

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My .bash_profile & .bashrc rundown

A nerdy rundown of what I have in my .bash_profile and why I have it there.
Read it, and you might find yourself becoming inspired, copy & paste is allowed.

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My preferred development setup

So the other day, I was asked "Allan what's your setup like?" by a new colleague, and the next thing i know is, I've spent a good hour discussing and…

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One developers 5 favourite command-line tools

This post is for the tech-savvy people, so if you’re easily scared of the command line, this link isn’t the right place.
However, lot’s of great magic will be explained here.

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Compile & install vim on a shared host

If you’re just a bit tech sawy, and just can’t live without vim, this is the guide for you.

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Why I personally stay away from themeforest

Many people would say they prefer themeforest themes & plugins, for reasons like “it’s easy”, “it’s cheap”, and last but not least “user friendly”
Read on while i debunk those myths.

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