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OGP Blog

Welcome to the OG Programmer Blog! I talk about tech, the web, and business development. If you wanna see some of my off topic posts, check out my personal site at copelander.com

ElePHPant Template

Hey PHP Friends, I've attached below a template of a PHP ElePHPant in PSD format. You can open it up and change his toe nails, font, text, add your logo. Have fun! Click here to download the ElePHPant template PSD (Photoshop CC)     Thanks to Zend for making the...

Proposal for an ElePHPant for PHP Vegas

Lately I've been on an ElePHPant trading stint which all kind of started when I went to twitter and asked the community the following: I've got some #elephpants to exchange. What are my options to seeing if someone can swap me? — Joshua Ray Copeland (@OGProgrammer)...

CES 2018 Review

This year at CES, my Dad and I covered all 3 halls on the last day of the show (Friday). Luckily we didn't go earlier in the week when they had a blackout. The show was filled with all the usual suspects like Intel, Nvidia, Kodak, Samsung, Sony, and more....

Cryptopocalypse

Cryptocurrencies in freefall February 2018 Just last week I was talking to someone so deep into the crypto that they didn't see this collapse happening. I straight up told them it was about to happen. I hate to say I called it but me along with alot of others called...

ZendCon 2017 Recap

ZendCon 2017 has come and gone. I know it was months ago at the time of writing this but.. Better late then never! It was an amazing event to be able to speak at and attend. With how many days the conference is, it really almost is almost like a vacation...

Microservices

Microservices are a great modern way to build applications at scale (or at least preparing for scale). There a multitude of reasons why this approach is great but I’ve also seen it abused. Find out more how I tackled microservices…

How to remove bad links from other websites.

Backlinking is important to ranking well on search engines. Quality of the referring site is very detrimental to the "weight" of the link back to your site or page. There are however bad SEO practices out there where people blanket post their site all...

The Many Benefits of Jenkins

I recently read an article about someone bashing Jenkins. I'll refrain from backlinking the article cause it isn't worth your time to read. The article read as if a team member (not a lead) was complaining about Jenkins and the process/pipeline that was...

Online Charting for Infrastructure Diagrams

If you are looking for a good tool to create charts & diagrams for anything pretty much. Lucid Charts is an amazing freemium tool that allows you to make charts for AWS infrastructure, workflow diagrams, and much more. You can use up to 100 elements for...