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A blog focused on tips and helpful knowledge in a General capacity.

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Backup Invision Community Site

I'm use to using all these different software packages available to other CMS sites like Wordpress, Joomla, Drupal, etc.. that would perform routine backups of your site and make it very easy to restore.  In fact cPanel has backup and restore built in for Wordpress sites but that's where it stops.  Apparently we are all suppose to use the very slow Wordpress solution.  NOT! Briefly here is how you can create the routine to backup your website regardless 1st concentrate on the Database

git issues on Mac OS X after upgrade

My MacBook Pro got updated to MacOS Monterey (12.2.1) and since then, I can't use git at all.  When I run git I get this USDETMNBSJEMD6R:~ iSupport$ git xcrun: error: invalid active developer path (/Library/Developer/CommandLineTools), missing xcrun at: /Library/Developer/CommandLineTools/usr/bin/xcrun So in reading about others having this issue they just run  USDETMNBSJEMD6R:~ iSupport$ xcode-select --install xcode-select: note: install requested for command line developer tools Th

Create Visio Diagrams without Visio

Being a mac user and sometimes linux user (never Windows), I miss Visio since that's how I created my diagrams.  I tried many different software replacements to just be let down.  I stumbled on lucid.app which my initial reaction was, no way a web based anything could come close to Visio but man was I wrong. Yes you can import stencils Yes you can import Visio diagrams, OmniGraffle, Gliffy, Draw.io Yes you can export Visio Is it free?  No but its very affordable o

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Wordpress Starter Help

Some of us dabble a bit in Wordpress but we had to start somewhere which means we got help from somewhere.  This blog entry is in hopes to give some material to help a newbie in the world of Wordpress. There are a few different great tools to use to build/customize your site and one of them I like to use is called Elementor.  Here is a great starter guide/video that is a bit older but he does a great job at walking you through building a wordpress site.   This video focu

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Working with Offshore

Many companies regardless if its I.T. related, medical or anything really, businesses have discovered they can save a ton of money but utilizing resources over sea's where the cost of living is much cheaper which in turn means talent is also less expensive. Obviously some downfalls come with using overseas no face to face via in office conversations no participation in out of office gatherings biggest issue many times is language barrier as recorded below

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SSL mutual authentication

A browser connecting to the secure server will use the SSL protocol to connect and verify the server’s certificate. However, customers can also use Mutual Authentication to have both the client and server use signed certificates to authenticate each other. With Mutual Authentication, both client and server will provide signed certificates for verification. How Mutual Authentication Works Client sends ClientHello message proposing SSL options. Server responds with ServerHello me

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What a POS

So for a year or two I have been looking for a Point of Sale system that accomodates all my needs which isn't alot but most POS's are focused on the restaurant business or retail and thats pretty much it.  We end up having to try and make one or the other work for events. I'll start off with the requirements then work give a review of each POS I've tried so far. Requirements Let's first start with my least liked POS but it didn't start that way...   Mobi POS At the

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