The Joy of Hex

Drunken Monkey Coding Style with a hint of Carlin humor

Adding GitHub token to Travis CI configuration

Jun 7, 2016 - 5 minute read - Comments CITravisCIGitHub

We are using Travis CI for our projects, and as we are using PHP a lot, and as great as composer is, constantly pulling in the full source for dependencies it can become tedious when you are constantly building and running tests (yes yes, I know I can limit the branches which are run). Luckily for us, composer provides a nice --prefer-dist option that will download the distribution package/zip that can save you a lot of time.

Introducing ERDammer

May 9, 2016 - 3 minute read - Comments DatabasesDiagramsGraphs

Lately I have been looking into tools that can help us generate Entity Relationship Diagrams from database schema of any RDBMS (provided there is a driver), and to create some kind of editable format that can be then integrated with rest of the documentation and transformed by Sphinx to html. Needles to say the options were sorely lacking, they either fell short of my requirements or they required java to be installed, or both. So in a moment of idleness, my mind decided to build a playground… Again.

MySql database statistics

Apr 19, 2016 - 4 minute read - Comments MySql

One of the projects we are involved with has a data store in RDS, recently I had to figure out the size of the tables and one of the databases. As RDS does not report this diectly, I had to dig through some internet to get my answers, and this post is the result, having all the queries in one place, so next time I need it, I can find it with ease.

To Hugo and Beyond

Apr 2, 2016 - 2 minute read - Comments octopressmigrationhugo

So… It has come to this… Again… I moved from Wordpress a long time ago in favor of Octopress, version 2.x at the time. It worked beautifully, for a while, and then it was time to update, and it was messy, as it did not have a separate content from theme, but I chugged along, it wasn’t like I was writing much. Then a few months ago I wanted to use Octopress 3, and it was a mess, and when I finally got it running, my alloted time was at an end.