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Tutorial: Display Recent Tweets Using jQuery, PHP and Twitter’s API

Wednesday, June 12th, 2013

Twitter App

UPDATE 6.24.13: You can now download/fork the source code for my PHP and JS files used in this tutorial on github. You will still need to get your own copies of codebird and jQuery from their respective sources.

Up until recently I had been using Twitter’s v1 API and their blogger.js script to display my most recent tweet in the footer of my website. It was simple, worked great and was really all I wanted. As of yesterday, Twitter finally retired the v1 API in favor of their v1.1 API which requires OAuth authentication. This promptly left me with the “oh crap, my site is broken” problem. I decided to write a quick blog post on how I resolved this problem. It’s probably not the best way to do it, but if it helps you out, great!


I’m an Open Source Contributor!

Thursday, April 5th, 2012

Bricks - Yeah they're a metaphor!

Recently I received the title “Contributor” on a github repo that I…well…contribute to. This probably doesn’t mean a lot to most of you reading this, but I feel like it is kind of a big deal for me, and it got me thinking a bit. As web developers that constantly use open source products, how often do most of us give back to that community? If you are anything like me, constantly busy and figuring out how the hell you are going to finish “this” project, then probably not that often. However, over the last year, I have made it a goal of mine to strive to be a bigger part of a community that I constantly take for granted. Why am I doing that? I’m actively trying to involve myself in the open source community for a couple of reasons.


Tutorial: Solution for Java Runtime Environment Error in Flash CS 4 and ActionScript 3

Saturday, December 18th, 2010

Flash ActionScript 3.0 Java Runtime Environment Error

This is just a really quick post to hopefully help anyone out that may be running into the same annoying problem I was with Flash CS4 and ActionScript 3 on Apple OS X (specifically 10.5).

I kept receiving the error pictured above, “Error initializing Java Runtime Environment. You may need to reinstall Flash,” whenever I would try to open a new ActionScript 3 project/file, or whenever I would try to run any AS3 code. The error didn’t occur when I was running ActionScript 2.0 projects. (more…)

Tutorial: Installing Bugzilla on Fedora 11 & CentOS 5

Sunday, July 25th, 2010

Installing Bugzilla

So a buddy of mine, Charlie Glisan, was having issues installing Bugzilla on Fedora 11 and CentOS 5 a while back. After hours of strife, and finally getting the software up and running, he decided he would write detailed instructions on how to accomplish the install. He doesn’t have a blog himself and thought that it might be helpful to others out there that are trying to accomplish the same goal to have the instructions available, so he asked if I would like to post the instructions on my blog. (more…)

Review: VirtualHostX 2.0

Monday, March 22nd, 2010

VirtualHostX - Mac Virtual Hosting Made Easy

Now I am not a software reviewer by any stretch of the imagination, but I still feel the need every now and then, when I run across something I feel is useful, to sing it’s praises, or at least describe why I feel it is useful. I am definitely singing the praises of VirtualHostX, developed by Tyler Hall. (more…)

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