C'mon in...sit awhile!

I'm a Drupal Architect and developer. I've been a software developer since all mice had fur, "front-end" and "back-end" primarily related to horses, and blue tooth was something you got from eating raspberry Italian ice. There's a line in the ether between undiscovered wisdom and uncorrected folly. Feel free to have a poke around and note you might find either.

I recently switched from a mysql.com implementation of MySQL to MacPorts on my local, and the Drupal sites would no longer load.

I just upgraded from OS X Mavericks to Yosemite, and then went through the process of updating my MacPorts ports. Everything went cleanly until I tried to start MySQL.

In PHP, if you have a number of  static classes, how do you make sure the called class ends up calling a method back in the calling class?

Recently, I had the need to determine whether an array had duplicate values in it.

You know how to install Drupal the normal way, but there is a shortcut, if you have drush.

It seems crazy that php doesn't have a native roundDown function.

I love PhpStorm, but even though I've been using it forever, much of it remains a mystery. The latest problem I had was getting it to work with xdebug in the browser (again) after upgrading to version 8.

I spent the usual two lifetimes getting xdebug working (again) after upgrading to a new major version of phpStorm.

Of course, the Drupal Community isn't the only place to give back. It's a complex world, and there are as many worthy causes as their are melodies, with most being served by multiple charitable organizations. Here are a few of those that strike a 7th chord with me.