Category: Tech Tips

If you haven’t figured this out yet — WSL is awesome! It gives Windows based developers the full power to use all the modern dev tools you need. If you haven’t installed and set it up — do that right now, for all the reasons I’ve previously outlined. Also, if you choose to use Ubuntu as your Linux distro, then I suggest customizing your terminal to match the default Ubuntu look. If you are a WordPress developer, one of the key advantages of WSL is it means you can utilize the full power of WP-CLI. As noted in the WP-CLI installation┬ádetails, there is limited support for Windows. This is correct, but also incorrect, because if… Read more »

Right away, just a note that this tutorial of course assumes you’ve already installed WSL on your Windows 10 machine. Also, another note, this is not a fancy polished tutorial. We’re not going to have a bunch of screenshots, instead just info you need to get the job done. With that out of the way, let’s go… STEP 1 – Initial prep work First, make sure you are running Ubuntu 18 not Ubuntu 16 using this command: lsb_release -a If you aren’t on Ubuntu 18, you’ll need to either install the Ubuntu 18 app or if you are using the general Ubuntu app, you have to use this command to upgrade: sudo do-release-upgrade. More details… Read more »

Windows users you can now have your Linux cake and eat it too. Wait, does that even make sense? Well, what matters is this….. With the oddly named feature — Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) you can now simply run Linux on your Windows machine. This is huge news. Huge. News. This is one big thing that I think caused a lot of devs to use Mac’s. However, now with WSL, Windows has all the Linux power that Mac has. Best of all, with the most recent update of Windows (Oct 2017), you can nicely contain your Linux install as a Windows app (ie. Ubuntu is an app). I won’t detail how to install and… Read more »

Warning: this is definitely a strong opinion piece. Okay, let’s just get this right out of the way. Over the past two plus years I’ve become increasingly frustrated and disappointed with Adobe Photoshop. Okay, if I’m really honest and remembering the past correctly I was never a big fan. I actually used Gimp when I first started building websites, being a big fan of open source software. However, even though Gimp was a good application, and really continued to get better, it was never a very good way to open PSDs. So eventually I caved and entered the Photoshop world so I could better open the files I received from clients and accurately reproduce the… Read more »