How to mount nfs on OS X High Sierra

Troubled with the poor performance of SMB, I decided to use NFS instead. However, OS X does have some major performance hits. When you use Finder with NFS 4, it is terrible. I switched back to V3 and disabled the locking system. Since I am the only one working on this particular installation, it should […]

Debug Internet Explorer with ievms on OS X

I just found ievms and wanted to share this with anyone who wants to run this on OS X. With ievms you can run any Internet Explorer version (and Edge) on your machien for debugging purposes. It will take around 47 GB of disk space depending on the browsers you want to run. Checkout their documentation if […]

WordPress blank screen in PHP 7 with CloudLinux PHP selector

I was testing with WordPress on a Cpanel server with PHP 7 provided by the CloudLinux PHP selector. Unfortunately, I ran in a blank screen of death while installing WordPress (blank screen wp-admin/setup-config.php?step=2). Fortunately, solving this problem is easy. Log in to Cpanel. Select PHP Version. Select the module mysqli. Click save. This resolves the problem. […]

How to install R1soft on CentOS 7

Unfortunately, R1soft does not support CentOS 7 out-of-the-box. Although they have a solution for this, their installer does not use this yet. Use the following code to install R1soft with support for CentOS 7 on your machine.

.bash_profile for homestead

This is just a short blog for Homestead. This is the .bash_profile I use for my homestead environment. It basically adds support for running binaries from .composer/vendor/bin and has an example to automatically cd in the correct folder for your project. This saves you to type cd Code/secondlayer/project_name. I use a second layer to categorise the projects I […]

Alternative for WordPress plugin Post Thumbnail Editor

I have used the WordPress plugin Post Thumbnail Editor for multiple websites, as this plugin allows you to resize the image manually instead of automatically. Editors can correct the image size without using external tools. Unfortunately, the author of the plugin seems to be inactive and the compatibility problems are stacking such as WPML not […]

Homestead won’t update – Vagrant: An error occurred while downloading the remote file

Sometimes I have problems with updating Homestead because the download is interrupted and you get the error “An error occurred while downloading the remote file”. This is the full error I have: homestead update ==> default: Checking for updates to ‘laravel/homestead’ default: Latest installed version: 0.4.0 default: Version constraints: default: Provider: virtualbox ==> default: Updating […]

How to update the Laravel project

When you create a new Laravel project with composer or the Laravel command line laravel new, there is no git repository installed in the main directory of the project. In some situations you do not require the latest version of the Laravel project, but if you do it is handy to know that you can […]