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Eric L. Barnes
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Attended North Gaston High School
Lives in Gastonia, NC
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[drop_cap]Living just outside of Charlotte, NC I have the ability to drive west a few hours and be in some of the most beautiful parts of the Blue Ridge Mountains. A short drive east takes us to the coast. Being in such a unique area, I can take the…
Today we decided to drive up to Mount Mitchell as it’s a place I’ve personally never been. What initially surprised me is from Charlotte to the peak is only 128 miles or two and half hours away. We loaded up the minivan and away we went. The drive up was interstate all the way until... Continue reading →
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How to get the most popular posts from the #WordPress API

As of right now the WordPress plugin directory holds 40,367 plugins. Finding the one you need is typically pretty easy with the hardest part choosing which one suits your needs the best. In my particular use case, I am building a new section on a site…
As of right now the WordPress plugin directory holds 40,367 plugins. Finding the one you need is typically pretty easy with the hardest part choosing which one suits your needs the best. In my particular use case, I am building a new section on a site that will be completely outside of WordPress. Even though... Continue reading →
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I just published "Passing Referrer data from HTTPS"

Google is now recommending all sites to start moving to HTTPS by installing an SSL certificate. The benefits include a more secure experience and a rumored slight bump in SEO. I implemented Stripe payments on a site which required an SSL certificate and…
A simple tip for passing Referrer data through an HTTPS site.
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A few months back I decided to rework my entire office. I had grown tired of a tiny corner desk that would only hold a desktop computer and a keyboard. It felt cramped and left little room for writing or planning with real paper and pencil. This desk also…
A few months back I decided to rework my entire office. I had grown tired of a tiny corner desk that would only hold a desktop computer and a keyboard. It felt cramped and left little room for writing or planning with real paper and pencil. This desk also featured a large hutch that took... Continue reading →
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Over the past few years, I’ve implemented Laravel and Stripe on multiple occasions. Everything from subscriptions to one-off purchases. When I started, Laravel Cashier wasn’t invented yet and it was a totally different beast, but now with Cashier it takes…
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I wrote a tutorial over on Scotch.io on debugging queries in Laravel. I go through three different ways, from using the ->toSql(), DB::listen, and the debugbar. This is also my first time writing outside of my personal sites. So it was a lot of fun to see…
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[drop_cap]Laravel comes with an included Authentication system complete with password resets that saves you from the burden of having to set it manually on all your projects. In one of the apps I built, there have been reports of the password reset not…
In this case, the emails were being sent and reported being delivered but the user kept claiming they didn’t receive it, the obvious culprit of it going to spam/bulk mail. In the research process, it was discovered that we only sent an HTML password reset without any text fallback. Maybe that was the reason? This... Continue reading →
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Lately, I’ve been designing a lot of blog post images and finding a good font from the list of defaults is sometimes hard. I came across the Web Font Load project by Quinton Pike that allows you to install all of the Google Web Fonts onto your local…
Lately, I’ve been designing a lot of blog post images and finding a good font from the list of defaults is sometimes hard. I came across the Web Font Load project by Quinton Pike that allows you to install all of the Google Web Fonts onto your local machine. The only downside is it’s a... Continue reading →
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A first look at the Flarum Forum Software

Flarum is a new open source PHP forum system developed by Toby Zerner and Franz Liedke. Toby and Franz both have history in creating forum software and with Flarum they decided to join forces and reimagine the forum landscape. Gone are the days of the old…
Flarum is a new open source PHP forum system developed by Toby Zerner and Franz Liedke. Toby and Franz both have history in creating forum software and with Flarum they decided to join forces and reimagine the forum landscape. Gone are the days of the old style forums that has been popular for the past... Continue reading →
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I haven’t been this excited to see a movie in a long time. I just finished the book last weekend and it’s all still fresh in mind. When thinking about the movie I was wondering how they were going to do the first half before Watney contacts NASA. Having…
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I came across two posts discussing the design aspect of Slack and it’s $2.8 Billion Dollar Secret Sauce with a follow up from a designer working on HipChat, Slack’s design is not secret sauce. Both of these got me thinking about the differences in the…
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Yesterday marks the one-year anniversary of my weekly Laravel News newsletter. I managed to send a new issue almost every week and only missed two because of vacations. I had no idea what I was doing in the beginning, and still every week I’m learning…
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Wanna be golfer, husband, and father of 2 wonderful girls
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    1995 - 1997
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