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MacOS USB Creator

Just toasted my Windows 10 Pro install with a Windows 11 upgrade. Think it will be unrecoverable (because of Bitlocker and no recovery keys in AAD) but going to try and recover with Veeam and need to copy the recovery ISO to USB to kick off the restore. This is a nice...

Cakephp 4 with cakedc/auth and rbac

I have been trying to do a Youtube video coding a CakePHP 4 with Authentication / Authorization using RequestAuthorizationMiddleware tied into CakeDC/auth RBAC After multiple tries I'm just posting it as is. I learnt I'm not currently a video editor....

Add Xdebug to a Chocolatey Installed PHP

This is my version of PHP. installed with choco install php. Notice no Xdebug php -v PHP 8.1.6 (cli) (built: May 11 2022 08:56:01) (NTS Visual C++ 2019 x64) Copyright (c) The PHP Group Zend Engine v4.1.6, Copyright (c) Zend Technologies Goto downloads for xdebug here...

Why does my dd output look different in CakePHP 4

If you have ever wondered why sometimes your cake dd() output looks like this: And then other times looks like this: The reason is that the CakePHP/Repl plugin uses symfony/var-dumper and this package has a version of dd() that loads its own version of dd() so the...

CakePHP 4 policy missing from cake bake command

If you try the bin/cake bake policy command and get "Could not find a task named policy." bin/cake bake policy Could not find a task named `policy`. Make sure CakePHP Authorization is installed and then add the following to src/Application.php public function...

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