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 [...]

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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.

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 [...]

Looking for your next Wordpress theme can be quite a challenge at times with all the different websites out there. Here are some great starter links: WordPress Official Theme Directory 30 Free High Quality WordPress Themes 100 Excellent Free WordPress Themes 83 Beautiful WordPress Themes 21 Fresh, Usable and Elegant Themes 10 Fresh and Clean [...]

Interesting post on how using these words is bad UI design to represent older and newer content. Instead replace Previous, Next / Back etc. with "Older" or "Newer" links. A commenter also states that it's not only the words used but that they are consistent throughout the site as well - simple but often missed [...]

This WordPress plugin allows you to create sections of text in your post or page which expand/collapse when clicked on. You simply wrap the special tags around your text, and set the ‘expand link’ (the link visitors click on to show the text). If your visitors do not have javascript enabled, the ‘expand link’ is [...]