By mrbagnall | 27 March 2016
WordPress isn't native tongue to me. That said, I feel as competitent with it as I do any standard PHP content management system not written in an unfamiliar framework. Recently, I had been tasked with optimizing a WordPress site that was front heavy, slow loading, and experiencing a ton of show view times and high bounce rates.
By mrbagnall | 07 September 2015
I have recently taken to encoding my vinyl record collection to try and capture what is a superior sound quality. I am learning a few things along the way since this is all pretty new to me even though I'm pretty technically skilled at audio and computers. I was curious if anyone could help me with any of these questions and I'll post answers as I get feedback.
By mrbagnall | 22 August 2015
If you've followed this blog or even specific entries on this blog, you will know I am not a proponent of MacPorts, Homebrew or other package management applications as they relate to OS X. Instead, I have chosen the "roll your own" route more than once.
On my blog entry for installing PHP with GD and other utilities on OS X without Homebrew,I have detailed the process that I prefer for maintaining these sorts of applications.
By mrbagnall | 28 July 2015
Goodbye Facebook, hello Ello.
By mrbagnall | 10 July 2015
Lately I've been working on a headless integration of Magento with Drupal 7. The task is pretty straight forward even if the implementation has its challenges. One of the first I have encountered id synchronizing attribute fields (used in products and attribute sets for types of products) with Drupal. The Magento API does allow you to dump the attributes of a set via the API, but there are fields that are hard-coded which it will ignore. Among these include gallery and image media files.
By mrbagnall | 27 February 2015
By mrbagnall | 11 January 2015
Today I would like to introduce a new Drupal helper kit called mTools. Right now this is primarily a collection of Drush commands that are designed to assist site builders and developers during various stages of Drupal site development. While limited right now, this will be growing over time and this article will be updated to reflect that grown and those changes.
This functionality includes:
By mrbagnall | 30 December 2014
For past year I have had an amazing opportunity to work for my company remotely. They are located in Silicon Valley and my home is in the suburbs of Nashville, Tennessee where my wife and children live. It has afforded me unique opportunities but with those have come a high sense of responsibility and discipline that you might not expect when working in your office of one. Fortunately I have a working spouse. I say fortunately because it gives me most of the day to myself to sit and get my job done in an undistracted and consistent way.
By mrbagnall | 06 December 2014