Pass parameters to middleware in Laravel 5

I recently had the need to pass parameters to middleware for authentication purposes. I wanted to declare a custom role for each route, have that role passed to the middleware, and if the user held that role the route would pass. The solution actually turned out to be quite simple and using a solution I […]

mySQL Foreign Key On Delete Cascade Not Working

I am embarrassed to say I spent 3 hours today trying to figure out why my foreign keys were not working properly in mySQL. I had several child tables that all had records related to a parent table and was utilizing foreign keys with¬†on delete cascade set up to automatically delete records in the child […]

Quick thoughts on the Google Europe Antitrust Accusation

Today’s news is highlighted by the European Union bringing a formal antitrust complaint against Google. I for one have a big problem with this complaint. While I have not fully read the complaint I am going to make several assumptions here. The first assumption I will make is that the complaint primarily focuses on the […]

Install OrientDB on Ubuntu 12.04

Install OrientDB First things first let’s make sure everything is up-to-date on our system and you have the Java Development Kit installed:

Pick a spot for the OrientDB install:

Download the latest version of OrientDB (Note: This downloads the community edition of OrientDB)

Once we have downloaded the file go ahead an […]

The mixed up pricing of SiriusXM and SiriusXM Discounts

I had forgotten how frustrating dealing with SiriusXM pricing can be. After years of not having a subscription, I recently purchased a new car that included a free “All Access” trial. I had forgotten how much I enjoyed having SiriusXM over regular radio, especially since I live in an area with limited “regular” radio listening […]

Linksys WRT1900AC & Samsung Galaxy S5

I was in desperate need for a little home network upgrade and after hearing rave reviews I decided to¬†upgrade my home router to a Linksys WRT1900AC Wi-Fi Router. Immediately I saw a significant performance improvement over my old router with my desktop and using streaming services on my TV. However, my Samsung Galaxy S5 was […]

Happy New Year!

Just wanted to get a quick post up to say Happy New Year to everyone and thank you all for the continuous support. I have been slow to post recently, however, I promise with 2015 that I will make a valiant effort to post at least once a week. I am also going to be […]

WordPress MailChimp Plugin – PressChimp

PressChimp is a WordPress MailChimp plugin unlike any other! With PressChimp you can easily manage every (well almost every) aspect of your MailChimp email marketing lists directly from within the WordPress dashboard. PressChimp allows you to easily add, edit, import, export subscribers. Add groups and segment subscribers based on your needs. Create custom signup forms […]