I upgraded my DigitalOcean droplet today to run PHP 7, after a few hiccups this was the process that worked best for me. 1. sudo apt-get install python-software-properties 2. sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ondrej/php 3. sudo apt-get update 4. sudo apt-get update && apt-get purge php5-fpm && apt-get --purge autoremove && apt-get install php7.0-fpm php7.0-mysql php7.0 php7.0-json [...]

I've been using ioBridge & X10 for a couple years now to control some of my appliances / lights etc. in my apartment. ioBridge is a small module that allows you to web-enable your projects. Once you buy the control panel you can extend it with various boards, probes and sensors. With the release of [...]

I've been using the HelloBar now for a couple months on both my clients sites and my own with great success. If you haven't heard of it HelloBar is a simple web app that allows you to display a low profile bar on the top of your website (like the one on the top of [...]

Short URL services have become a critical part of sharing links around the web. These services take a long URL like http://markhodder.com/2011/02/create-your-own-short-urls/ and convert it to a smaller URL like http://mah.lt/s/6 Both links point to the same source, one just has fewer characters (17 vs 53) These shorter links save precious space, which is critical [...]

If you manage multiple blogs having an application that can log into and post to multiple blogs can be a great time saver. Windows: http://windowslivewriter.spaces.live.com/ Mac: http://illuminex.com/ecto/ Give it a try!

[videos embed="youtube"] Recorded this today, mother nature's first big storm of the winter. Recorded in Stratford, Prince Edward Island, Canada.

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For all you iPhone users, the 2.2 update was released last night which contains the usual secret "bug fixes" and the following features: Turn off auto correct (yay!) Google Street View New podcast features Safari Improvements Jailbroken users should hold off for now, click here to read why.

This error seems to be floating around the internet in the last 48 - 72 hours. It effects Windows users using Internet Explorer and has started a long thread over on Facebook. Apparently it's being caused by a recent automatic update from Microsoft. There is no fix as of yet, some users report that deleting [...]

Up-to-date backups are one of those nagging little things that you know you should be doing, but you never seem to find the time to do. Most people don't take it seriously until after their first major data loss and they realize it's start over or pay thousands of dollars to a data recovery service [...]