Deliver All The Things from Nginx with Subs Filters in CloudFront for WordPress

I have been messing around with Amazon’s CloudFront on this site for a couple months now. I had some basic Subs Filters setup that makes using CloudFront as a CDN really easy (and probably most CDN services). The Subs Filter module for Nginx works by filtering the HTML output before the client’s web browser gets[Continue Reading…]

Jesus Literally Gave a Group of Inebriated People MORE Wine

Before I start, let me say this. You absolutely should not live a life of drunkness. It is bad for your health, it is bad for your family, it is bad for your friendships, it is not what YHWH would want for your life. If you are prone to addiction, you should absolutely, positively abstain[Continue Reading…]

A simple mu-plugin to log in as any WordPress user without a known password

If you have FTP access to a customer’s site (or if they haven’t secured their WordPress file editor), you can add this code to their site and be able to log in as any WordPress user. I developed this to help with issue that afflict only certain users. If you’ve ever done any type of[Continue Reading…]

Dipped in Blood

Apparently YHWH and his son, Jesus, are both pro-torture, war mongers. At least, that’s what many Republican Christians want you to believe. In defending the CIA’s use of torture on America’s enemies, they have tried to use the scriptures to support the idea that Jesus himself would have water boarded his America’s enemies. Which is[Continue Reading…]

Incrementing Alphanumeric strings in PHP

I ran into a problem the other day where I needed to increment an alphanumeric string. An alphanumeric string is a string consisting of both numerals and letters (0-9, a-z, A-Z). This combination of characters is base62, however, there is no base62 function in PHP to make this easy. There were a couple of solutions[Continue Reading…]

Does Religion Make You Happy? – An Economist’s Perspective

Just finished up listening to the latest Freakonomics podcast where they discuss whether tithing and even religious gatherings can make someone happy. Some interesting quotes (from non-religious liberal types)… the trend is that the more liberal denominations give less What I find is an incredibly strong correlation, that basically these people are more likely to[Continue Reading…]

The Unpaid… err… Good Shepherd – John 10

You all know my stance on vocational pastors. I’ve written about it over the past 6 years here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here. Not once have I ever noticed what Jesus says about those who shepherd for pay. It wasn’t until a comment I received on my blog last week that left me with[Continue Reading…]

Can the Perfect change and still be Perfect?

A few weeks ago I got into a debate online about whether or not YHWH could change his mind. I presented the few verses that directly indicate that he has changed his mind… Exodus 32:14 – “So the LORD changed His mind about the harm which He said He would do to His people.” This[Continue Reading…]

Graze Box Review, Take 2

A couple months ago I wrote a review about the Graze Box. Since then I have received five boxes. I can honestly say these are definitely worth it. Of these five boxes, I only marked one thing as “trash” (the Fruit and Seed Flapjacks), but really only because I don’t care for Raisins. The things[Continue Reading…]

3 Months, 20 Pounds, Low Carb

This past Saturday morning, I made Cinnamon Roll Waffles… a good start to a good cheat day. On Saturday I weighed in at 165 pounds exactly. I only gained 1.6 pounds from cheating and today I weighed in at 165.2 with a 15.3% body fat measurement (using my Omron Body Fat Monitor). This month has[Continue Reading…]