Toastmasters Innovative Planning 4

Innovative Planning Level 4

I just completed my Toastmasters Pathway on level 4 this week. I’m very excited to share this accomplishment 🙂 Toastmasters has helped me greatly hone my public speaking skills. The program has taught me more than just public speaking but also skills in leadership. The Toastmasters Pathway that I am enrolled in helps hone my […]

Local WordPress Development

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About The purpose of this guide is to help you create a local WordPress development server on your laptop using Docker. Requirements You have Docker installed. You already know how to use Docker. Create a project folder that will contain all these files. This can be anywhere on your computer. Example: ~/Code/WordPress-Test Create MySQL Docker […]

Innovative Planning 4: Manage Projects Successfully

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I’ve just completed a Toastmasters speech on my level 4 project in the Pathway project: Manage Projects Successfully I’ve reported to my club on the current project status. I have that currently conveyed from the following handout: During my speech, I’ve covered the following: Project Phases Software Engineers involved. Theme template that will be used […]

Developing Creating Communicators Gatsby Website

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About the Project We’ve kick-started our programming for Toastmasters Creating Communicator’s new website! We’re developing the new website using GatsbyJS, a static site generator using React. Thank you to the following Software Engineers for helping our Toastmasters club enhance our current website. Gabriel Tumbaga, DevOps & Backend Engineer Derrick Leem, Lead Software Engineer Jeremy Billecci, […]

Troubleshooting Project Fi SMS Issues

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I’ve been having an issue with my new Pixel 3 XL receiving messages from iPhone users. I’ve been given a comprehensive guide from Google’s support team on troubleshooting this issue. Here’s the their troubleshooting steps: Hi Duane, Thank you for the information. I’d request to follow the below troubleshooting steps to fix the issue. If […]

Immutable WordPress Example

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One of my goals to improve security and availability is to containerize my applications and use a Microservices architecture.  I’ve separated MySQL and WordPress and placed them in their own containers. By creating immutable instances of an application that is highly mutable, I’m able to destroy/recreate on the fly should something happen to my WordPress […]