How to Know When a Situation is Bulldust-adjacent vs. Totally Dipped in It Pt. 1

In a previous post I mused about the nature of bulldust and promised to develop a few ideas along these lines. I was beginning to think that promise may have also been bulldust, but I managed to get ahead of life long enough to think about one of my topics: when situations are bulldust-adjacent vs. …

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PHP 8.0 update

Today’s Friday deployment presented me with a few challenges: something or another in the process required an update to PHP 8.0. I had to update the .yaml file to do that, and the way I figured out to do that involved going to github directly – apparently this file isn’t in my local repo. then …

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Deploying WordPress at Platform.sh – hitting pause on this discussion

There have been a couple of developments since I started trying to write up my experiences getting started as a less-technical user on Platform.sh: Externally: we’ve started to publish some content that will likely do a better job on the official blog, ex.https://platform.sh/blog/2021/beginners-guide-to-platformsh/ Internally: we’re developing some additional resources along these lines. I don’t want …

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Deploying WordPress at Platform.sh – is this the right move for you?

My previous post was a description of my efforts to get WordPress working on Platform.sh. As a first step I suggested that you should decide if this is really right for you. The more developers you have, the more sites you maintain, the more frequently you update them, and the more scalability matters to you, …

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Now at platform.sh

This week I started a new job at platform.sh. Title is Director, Enterprise Alliance. In short, my job is to work with a small, select group of major accounts. I’m impressed so far with the truly international nature of the company. The biggest two countries in terms of headcount are France and the United States. …

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garysmith.eth

First of all, I have had a strange relationship with my name throughout my life. Pre-internet days, I had the strange (and apparently misguided) thought that my name was kind of odd or unusual. At the roadside Stuckey’s, it seemed like I could rarely find my name on a toy license plate. Maybe that’s where …

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