By marcom on Saturday, September 19, 2020

Using git-format-patch exports commits as patch files. You can then send these to your colleagues to be applied on another branched or cloned repository of the project. These patch files can contain one or more commits and Git replays that commit when you apply it.

By marcom on Saturday, August 29, 2020
Amazon Associates

I just signed up in the Amazon Associate Program where I can earn from qualifying purchases through links of any eligible products from which uses my own special tag. Follow the steps below to use my tag!

1. Click on the banner below.

2. Search any product you want to buy.

3. Click on the add to cart button and complete your order!

By marcom on Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Learning a new programming language is not easy. I've always been wanting to get myself into learning Objective-C and create apps for iOS, Apple's mobile operating system, but thankfully, they've made it easy by creating the Swift programming language and even easier by creating SwiftUI for building interfaces!

The Apple Developer website has this awesome tutorial in Introducing SwiftUI to learn the basics and concepts of creating beautiful and dynamic apps.

By marcom on Thursday, June 25, 2020

It's now a new normal to meet online using video conferencing software for just about everything, because of this COVID-19 pandemic. With millions of things you can possibly do online, you may need to legally protect yourself and or your organization when broadcasting by adding a copyright disclaimer at the bottom of your video.

By marcom on Thursday, June 25, 2020
Webex Meeting web app

With recent updates to Webex Meetings desktop app, using a third-party virtual camera app has been restricted. However, you are able to use the virtual camera with the Webex Meeting web app in a Firefox browser. At the time of writing, I was able to make this work using the CamTwist app, Firefox browser on my MacOS Catalina.

By marcom on Thursday, June 4, 2020
Drupal 9

Drupal 9 is here! I’ve been working with Drupal for the past seven years now and have grown to love it. I started out with Drupal 7 and although it was a steep learning curve from what I was use to building sites with, it got easier once I got deeper into the code and understood the architecture of the software and API, especially with Drupal 8.

By marcom on Thursday, April 23, 2020
MacOS Terminal

There are multiple ways to update your Drupal 8 installation but I prefer using composer for ease of use. However, if you have multiple PHP installations on your system, composer may use the wrong PHP version. Typically, you would update your Drupal 8 installation like this:

By marcom on Saturday, May 23, 2020

With everyone staying at home due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, communication through the internet has certainly increased greatly, either through video, email or text messages. I use text messages a lot and have grown fond of Telegram Messenger app to chat with family and friends. One of my favorite features of Telegram is stickers, and as an iPhone user, I created my own memoji and use it within Telegram, but I thought it would be more fun to make my memoji as stickers! Here's how I did it.

By marcom on Sunday, March 15, 2020
Webex Profile

When logged in to a Webex Meeting, it is important to have a correct profile name to be identified and addressed properly. Follow the steps below to change your profile name.

Note: You must have an active Webex Account. If you don't have an account yet, you can Sign-up for a free Webex account.

By marcom on Wednesday, May 6, 2020
Person wearing WordPress shirt in front of computer

File and folder permissions can be a problem sometimes and can cause errors when not set properly on your server.

For WordPress installations, you can set the proper permissions with the following commands:

Set all directory permissions:

find . -type d -exec chmod 755 {} \;

Set all file permissions:

find . -type f -exec chmod 644 {} \;


By marcom on Thursday, April 16, 2020
MacOS Terminal

The Sequel Pro app only allows a single .sql or a compressed .sql.gz file to be imported, but what if you have hundreds of .sql files to import from your Drupal or WordPress backup?

Drupal sql file list

The solution is to combine the .sql file into one using the cat command.

By marcom on Friday, March 6, 2020
Video Conference

Cisco Webex Meeting is one of the most used application to hold a video conference through the internet. No matter where you are in the world, as long as you a decent internet connection, you will be able to communicate and collaborate with your colleagues.

We use Cisco Webex Meeting at work and for church for meetings or team collaborations on projects and events. So when invited to join a Webex Meeting, you can follow the simple steps below.