What I searched for vvv phpmyadmin config file Why I searched for it I’ve just started using Varying Vagrant Vagrants to do some local WordPress development. When I visited the included phpMyAdmin install at http://vvv.test/database-admin/, I got the error “The secret passphrase in configuration (blowfish_secret) is too short.” From previous experience, I knew that I could add…

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At work, we have typically used one of two approaches to keep WordPress-sites-in-development out of the public eye until they’re ready. If we’re using WP Engine as the host, we’ll use their standard password protection. If not, we’ll use the Password Protected plugin. However, we’ve got a client right now who’s doing a phased roll-out of…

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My son has been learning to play the recorder at school this year, and like all nerdy Trek-loving parents, we thought, “Wouldn’t it be awesome if he could play that song from “The Inner Light“?! I went looking but couldn’t readily find sheet music. I knocked out a quick handwritten version for him that I…

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I recently heard an episode of The Sporkful podcast called Searching for Rosa Parks’ Pancakes. There are a few niggles noted in the comments over there that I agree with (mostly: why not at least try making the pancakes according to the recipe if you’re really “searching” for her pancakes?) but I still enjoyed the episode…

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I’ll admit it: I was very skeptical about this one. I don’t love the texture of nuts, and anyway, how could they possibly sub for cheese this easily? Well, you certainly won’t be mixing this into your risotto to make it all gloriously cheese-stringy, but it turns out to be a darned respectable topping for sprinkling on…

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Ben is on a fairly strict elimination diet right now, and most recipes with more than a handful of ingredients require some creative substitution. Fortunately, there are loads of good options, and thanks to the internet + Google, it’s not hard to find them. For this recipe, I made a whole bunch of substitutions and omissions.…

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I recently played with cultivating a sourdough starter. The challenge (other than remembering to feed it!) is: what to do with all that discarded starter?! This recipe is my best answer. It uses quite a bit of starter and my kid likes it. #winning

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Ben isn’t much of a morning person, so we do smoothies on the way to school. I blend it up and then pour it into a Mason jar with one of these awesome lids. He likes his smoothie heavy on the mango, and I add in almonds for some healthy fat. Don’t be weirded out by the…

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I discovered Audrey Assad recently (thanks to the Rabbit Room) and then realized that a bunch of her music is available on Amazon Prime Music, too. I immediately recognized the tune of her rendition of “Oh, the Deep, Deep Love of Jesus” but couldn’t place it. (I also didn’t immediately recognize that the backing vocalist…

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