Stephen Quick

Stephen Quick

Written by Stephen Quick, a software developer based in Houston, Texas.

Removing Disqus

25 January, 2017

I’ve learned Disqus is starting to support their free version of comments with ads, so I will be removing them. Just doesn’t seem that…

Configuration for using MariaDB with Laravel and El Capitan

29 August, 2016

I wanted to play around with Laravel on my mac without having to use a VM, like homestead . I decided to try out Laravel Valet , which…

Disable GPG for Octopress Deploy

05 August, 2016

I’ve noticed that Octopress Deploy doesn’t appear to allow deployment using Git if GPG is enabled. What I had to do to get around it is…

How to disable Chrome Web Security for development

26 July, 2016

Recently I’ve been developing an AngularJS application that requires access to an api from another sub domain. Since the API is another sub…

Upgraded to Octopress 3

16 September, 2015

I finally got around to upgrading to Octopress 3 and honestly it’s a noticeable difference. For starters, it’s very clean, and doesn’t…

Installing Homestead on Ubuntu

16 September, 2015

This is a piece I’m writing more of as a reminder. I really like the use I get out of homestead . I tend to use it for more than just…

Use different branch as master with Git

24 March, 2015

I came across this as I found it to be important. Currently Degree Search is split into three branches: Master: Current live version 3.…

Switch between PHP and HHVM in Terminal

20 February, 2015

This is something I’m trying to remember, and it’s something that’s been answered before here . I’ve beginning to experiment with HHVM as…

Migration from Dreamhost to Namecheap and Github

28 January, 2015

I recently decided that I no longer needed to use DreamHost for hosting my website now that I’ve been using Octopress. The initial setup for…

Use Varnish with Nginx and Ubuntu

27 January, 2015

Feels like I haven’t updated this blog in a while, so I’ll add a tutorial that I learned about a bit ago when trying to address speeds with…

Notifications Using Gulp-Notify on Vagrant with Terminal-Notifier

08 September, 2014

Update: 3/3/2015: I can confirm that this does in fact work with homestead and elixir. However, I notice that the server hangs at…

Force regeneration on jekyll watch

15 August, 2014

I noticed that after migrating dev work to my new Vagrant vm, jekyll doesn’t seem to want to regenerate posts whenever I make a change and…

Fetching Upstream changes

23 July, 2014

I found this very useful in merging changes for Octopress, granted I ended up having to wipe the entire project out anyways. This way I’m…

Start nginx at launch on Mavericks Mac OS

28 April, 2014

For the longest time I couldn’t get the piece to work, but I finally figured it out using launchctl as a somewhat basis for troubleshooting…

Homebrew and PHP 5.5.11 snag

14 April, 2014

Upgrading Notes I updated from 5.5.8 to 5.5.11 today. After the upgrade, I noticed that anything using fpm/php had stopped working with…

gist test

02 March, 2014

I wanted to try posting gists as a test. It seems to work fairly well, but for some reason I was having problems with it not finding it…

RVM missing on Mac

26 February, 2014

Turns out that I messed something installing dotfiles, which is the only thing I can think of at the moment that would cause this. What…

How to remove MySQL installation on Mac

17 February, 2014

Note: Original article from 2012, I don’t use MAMP anymore, I use a vagrant/local mysql installation via homebrew. I don’t know if this is…