Reset Zend Server password on OpenShift

If you are using the Zend Zerver Installation on the OpenShift cloud and happen to forget your password, you may find yourself wondering where is located.

Hack WordPress Version Number

Recently when developing a plugin that examines available updates for WordPress, I needed to test situations where the WordPress Core is out of date.

End a Request with a Zend Framework 2 Controller Plugin

By default, Zend Framework 2 (ZF2) controller plugins cannot force the request to end. Typically, the controller action calls plugin methods and then does what it wishes with the returned value. However, there are some circumstances (such as user authentication), where you may want to end the request if certain conditions are met in the controller plugin.

Composer and Git on Windows

I’ve been having some problems downloading packages using Composer. It seems GitHub is having some hickups and it’s returning errors such as:

  The "" file could not be downloaded (HTTP/1.1 404 Not Found)

Hijacker Camper Jack ORing Rebuild Parts List

Over the weekend we were rebuilding the Hijacker Camper Jacks on our camper. Since Hijacker has gotten out of the camper jack business, the rebuild kits are tough to find. We were in NAPA (Canada) and managed to size replacement o-rings that seem to do the trick.

Advanced Permalinks Plugin RSS Feed Fix

I use the Advanced Permalinks plugin on my site because I changed my permalink structure and didn’t want incoming links to return 404 errors. However, at some point the plugin has broken the RSS feed functionality of WordPress. When I visit the feed url on my site, a blank page is returned with no errors.

Thinkpad R500 Ubuntu Fan Control

Ubuntu has a rather nasty bug when it comes to temperature control on the Thinkpad line of laptops. The fans run at a lower RPM than necessary, which results in overheating and random shutdowns. The overheating has also caused perminant damage to some of the cells in my battery, significantly decreasing battery life.