The Liberated Energy of the Formless

Most of us do not want to grow beyond what we know ourselves to be, and confronting death will force us to reexamine our conclusions. Once awareness is able to move through that resistance, an enormous amount of pent-up energy is liberated. That energy is the glue that has cemented our human sense-of-self together since … Continued

Listening and Awareness

This shift toward allowing ourselves to be fully embraced by awareness starts with a keen interest in understanding what we are. Listening is the receptive action of awareness, and begins with the humility to release our knowledge and opinions to receive what is actually occurring. We “listen” to what awareness is revealing about what we … Continued

Add a Resize Handle for WordPress Post and Page Edit Sidebar

I was converting some ACF fields to Gutenberg ACF fields and put together some options for how/where content can be edited. The acf_register_block_type() function has the mode option. The allowed values are: – auto: Preview is shown by default but changes to edit form when block is selected. – preview: Preview is always shown. Edit … Continued

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Stop mocking about: Event Dispatcher

“I don’t like mocks in unit testing (I use them, but don’t like them). It often results in tests that only assure some specific method was called with certain parameters. It is this approach that may lead some to think that writing tests is writing the code twice, and therefore a waste of time.”


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COUNT(*) vs COUNT(id) in MySQL

“TL;DR: Use COUNT(), not COUNT(id), when you want to count rows. You have probably read in a bunch of different places that you shouldn’t use SELECT() in MySQL when you don’t need all the data. SELECT(*) selects all the columns in the table, not just the ones that you might need.”


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How technology literally changes our brains

“Nicholas Carr on deep reading and digital thinking. In 1964, the Canadian philosopher Marshall McLuhan published his opus Understanding Media: The Extensions of Man. In it he writes, “In the long run, a medium’s content matters less than the medium itself in influencing how we think and act.”


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How to Set the Default Terminal on Mac OS X

I was testing out a bash script on my Mac and the script had some code to switch the shell from /bin/zsh to /bin/bash so that I would have similar shell to the servers the code would run on. There was also code to switch it back to /bin/zsh but I think with the script … Continued

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Upgrading Bash on macOS

“One thing that many macOS users don’t know is that they are using a completely outdated version of the Bash shell. However, it is highly recommended to use a newer version of Bash on macOS, because it enables you to use useful new features. This article explains how to do this.”


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