Yii2 Swiftmailer 0 Auth exception

If you get the error Message: Failed to authenticate on SMTP server with username “****” using 0 possible authenticators Then try to remove the username and password from the configuration file. Context When using the Swiftmailer, a common PHP emailerThis example specifically talks about the Yii2 configuration file, but likely applies to other frameworks. Here’s…

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Sabby Love

I’m a bit of a night owl but she takes it to a whole new level, sleeping most of the day. So when she started staying over we got very little sleep. I was exhausted. But we are both in a good rhythm now. I love the way we’ll seek each other and curl up…

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Using jq to update the contents of certain JSON fields

OK, I’ll be brief.   I created a set of API docs with Apiary using Markdown format. We needed to change over to Postman, so I used Apimatic for the conversion. Which was 99% great, except for the item descriptions it only did a single line break, not two line breaks. As Postman is reading…

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Fake Taxi’s in Vietnam

I’m writing this because I paid 10x the price I should have for a fairly short taxi ride. This is based on my one bad experience after months of living in Vietnam. Firstly. If you are going to get in a taxi you should have the Grab app. It’s their equivalent to Uber. Even if you…

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Stock Footage Intro

What is it? Stock Footage is often termed generic or B roll footage. It’s used to fill in shots. Maybe a movie or TV show needs a cinematic fly over of New York city, or a corporate video needs a shot that means “Enthusiasm”. Or just footage of a dump truck, rice field, person at…

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SciFi concepts – nanoBlood, the positioning problem and remote sensing

Note: These are Michael Kubler’s personal notes regarding technology likely to exist in the future. It’s written as a reference guide for The Book of New Eden SciFi novel set in a post-scarcity (Abundance Centered) society. Eli is the main character in the novel. nanoBlood is considered a form of bodyMod but is important enough to…

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Mods and Apps – Science Fiction Concepts for SciFi writers

Science Fiction Concepts for SciFi writers. Set 30-50yrs in the future. =========================================== Mods and Apps =========================================== * bioMods are for specific biological enhancements. These are usually a little bit more advanced than cosmetic surgery in 2017. The standard is the spinalTap mod, an enhanced spine and skeletal upgrade (usually including knees) that dramatically reduces skeletal…

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Spiral Dynamics integral – An Introduction

Spiral Dynamics is somewhat a system of Psychometric Profiling. Think of Myers Briggs or the OCEAN model mixed with Maslow’s Hierarchy of needs, but a whole order of magnitude more than that. The core idea of the model is that people focus on certain aspects of life at different stages. At the higher stages they are usually…

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19th Jan – Looking back at the last week

Wow, what a crazy week.   Last weekend I photographed some matches of the Volley Ball SA Beach Volley Ball open which was for the Commonwealth games selection process.   Whilst at Glenelg I also swam out past the jetty. Although parallel to it and far enough away I wasn’t going to get a fishing hook…

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2017 – The Year that was

So it’s the last weekend of the year and time for a more in depth than usual review.   I do a weekly review, usually just spending a couple of minutes looking at the list below and thinking about each item a bit. Recently however I have realised I need to start writing my thoughts…

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