ReddingITPro

Technical Blog of Jason Olson

CognacBox v3.0 Released

A super-simple LAMP stack for Vagrant. A pre-configured Vagrant Box with a full array of features to get you up and running for PHP / WordPress / Laravel / Symfony

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Connect MySQL Workbench to Vagrant Box over SSL

There are multiple options available to connect to your MySQL database instance when it is located inside of a Vagrant Box such as Cognac Box or ScotchBox. From the command

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Gmail Deliverability – Mailgun

For several of my projects I have implemented Mailgun for email delivery. That system works wonderfully to help handle the dirty work of email deliverability. However recently I encountered a

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COBOL 2020 – why are we still using it?

With the 2020 Covid-19 Pandemic going on, it has brought to light just how old many computer systems are running on our government. It is shocking to people to learn

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Top 5 Ways to Speedup Desktop Computers

In the old days, computers often performed very slowly because of a lack of preventative maintenance. Those days are behind us because a lot of these things are now handled

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[FIXED/SOLVED] scotch/box

Nick’s scotch/box and scotch/box-pro have been discontinued for over 2 years! Version 3.5 was released with Ubuntu 16.05 and Pro version 1.5 was released with Ubuntu 17 – both are

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Cognac Box — the Scotchbox Alternative

I have been using ScotchBox for Vagrant for many years for web development. It’s been a great tool. Certainly, there are other methods out there like Docker, WAMP, etc., but

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Forgot my password and spam

On the topic this month about security and password, the discussion of lost passwords come to mind today. When you need to reset your password on your website, the most

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WebDev: Password Best Practice

Based on my article earlier today about Password Reset Tips for Businesses, this article is about the responsibilities and best practices of web developers. The Security versus Convenience paradigm is

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Public DNS Servers

Domain Name Resolution (DNS) is one of the services we take for granted every day. It works behind the scenes to resolve name-to-IP addresses. It works so well that we

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