By admin, 7 April, 2024

One of the most fun things you can do in Austin in the Springtime every year, is go to HonkTX.  This free music festival celebrating brass bands spans 4 days and a range of venues in Austin.  I always have a rip-roaring great time listening and shaking my booty to their amazing tunes. This year my son Noah and I attended the Saturday festivities at Mueller Lake park. 


Here are some of my photos from this year's event:


By admin, 28 February, 2024

I'm pretty pleased with this find. It suits my need for low overhead, low learning curve, easy install, stable and predictable. I asked Bing Copilot to write a few things about it:

Pinta is a free and open-source program designed for drawing and image editing. Its primary goal is to provide users with a straightforward yet powerful way to create and manipulate images across various platforms, including *Linux, Mac, Windows, and BSD1. Let’s delve into some of its notable features:

By admin, 4 January, 2024

I recently put this Drupal 10 version of my site up (December 2023) and I've been browsing through my content on the old Drupal 7 site.  I came across some information that seemed worth sharing.


Here are some tech products that I use frequently and have for many years:

By Selwyn Polit, 25 August, 2021


When you use homebrew to install php 7.1 it will cleverly install php-fpm which listens on port 9000.  This is the default port for xdebug, so if you want to debug php scripts in a lando container, you will have some challenges.


If you've installed php 7.1 with homebrew, it listens on port 9000 so you will need to change the containers php.ini port specification to another port.  e.g.


Then tell phpstorm to listen on port 9001

By Selwyn Polit, 25 August, 2021

Building on this article and this video I figured I would spell out some of the details of using multiple ssh keys with github. I re-read the article a few times before I found the comments which spelled out what I finally needed to be able to have multiple email accounts each with a different ssh key for github repos. This article applies to a Mac running OSX but could easily be adapted to linux platforms.