Often times I find myself needing to clear the website data stored in Safari, and while Safari does provide a mechanism for accomplishing this task, it is a (minimum) three step process that first waits until the data is loaded before allowing to remove.
Thankfully, there is a little trick I use that speeds up this process, which only requires enabling and disabling ‘Block all cookies’ setting instead.
Personally, I find this method much faster for resetting Safari, but honestly wish there was a programatic method for performing this type of privacy cleanup.
Recently I started contributing to an Open Source WordPress plugin and unfortunately I kept hitting a wall with the process timeout caused when installing Composer dependencies.
After some research, I found several ways to by-pass this timeout, one of which was decided to implement in the package.
The recommended way of disabling the Composer timeout is on each script execution, using the builtin method provided by Composer: Composer\Config::disableProcessTimeout. Doing so keeps the timeout setting specific to tasks and does not pass this setting to other scripts or processes.
As the water briskly bumps against the hull, I find myself breathing in the crisp, salty air from the sea. Gazing just above the horizon, there is a faint glimpse of the rock softly peaking in the daylight.
As we are sheltered in during this pandemic, time and again I am drawn to my wanderlust, fortunate to have visited so many places which now seem out of reach.
One day my grandfather gave me an old watch, explaining to me that his father carried this watch during his time serving in World War I.
Upon giving me this watch my grandfather asked me to take it to the local pawn shop and jewelers to get it appraised. Not quite sure the reason for the ask, I reluctantly agreed. When I returned with the watch, I informed my grandfather the pawn shop offered $150 and the jeweler offered $325.
“Now take it to the museum, and ask what they would give for it”, my grandfather said. So I visited the museum and, too my surprise, they offered me $750,000. 😳
After returning to my grandfather and explaining the large offer from the museum, he told me “There will be many people in your life, surround yourself with people that recognize your value.”
This fictional story was an adaptation of an old parable about a dying father, his son and an old family watch. It really touched me and forced me to understand and recognize those around me which do not acknowledge or realize my value.
We will often times find ourselves challenged with difficult decisions, especially when it comes to value recognition. Coming in the form of family, friends, colleagues and even your employers; lack of value recognition leads to negativity and ultimately unhappiness.