MySQL Error Debugging Assistance


Got to remember this little MySQL snippet: SHOW ENGINE INNODB STATUS Many times, I’ll get an obscure MySQL error “General error: 1215 Cannot add foreign key constraint”. The above snippet, when run on the same database, gives a block of text which includes the section “LATEST FOREIGN KEY ERROR” – a MUCH more detailed and […]

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June 28th, 2016

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Front Garden Tall Planters


Chelsea pointed me to a blog post by Bower Power- something that she wanted to make herself. Of course, she wanted me to show her how to use the tools necessary! The project is relatively simple, so naturally, I said “yes”! Materials (per planter) (8) 5/8″x6″x6′ P.T. dog-eared picket boards (1) 2″x2″x8′ P.T. lumber 15″ […]

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June 2nd, 2016

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Mother’s Day 2016 Raised Bed Planter

Raised Bed Planter Planning Chelsea expressed a desire for a lower, yet wider, planter bed for a new vegetable garden for this year. She was happy with the beds I built her last year, but confessed they were too small for the amount of vegetables she wanted to plant. After much discussion, we decided that […]

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May 21st, 2016

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Rachael and Michael’s Wedding – Raleigh, NC


Before After a hiatus to celebrate Zachary’s birth, I had the opportunity to photograph Rachael and Michael’s Raleigh, NC, wedding yesterday. Held at the beautiful WRAL Azalea Gardens, it was a perfect day for a wedding! The bride and groom prepared in tiny rooms, which presented issues with the getting ready shots, but I still managed to […]

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Welcome Baby Zachary!


Baby Boy Zachary Chelsea and I would like to welcome our new baby boy, Zachary! He was born a little after 8 AM this morning, a hefty 8 pounds 9 ounces and a full head of hair! He came into this world screaming, but settled right down as soon as he was able to snuggle up on […]

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February 4th, 2016

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New Professional Position at Cisco Systems!

Cisco Systems

Cisco Systems Software Engineer I am now a contractor of Cisco Systems! I was selected to be given an 18 month contract to develop an internal tool for the sales and marketing teams. It’s an exciting opportunity, one that I hope will either lead to a full time position within Cisco, or be able to […]

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January 25th, 2016

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Jenny and Brad’s Wilmington, NC, Wedding

Jenny and Brad's Wilmington, NC, Wedding

Before Chelsea and I had the opportunity to photograph Jenny and Brad’s Wilmington, NC, wedding yesterday. It was an all day affair with a two hour drive for us! We were expecting to leave the house at 8 in the morning, and probably be back between 8:30 and 9 that night. Unfortunately, our babysitter called us at […]

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November 15th, 2015

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Magento Certified Developer

Magento Certified Developer

Magento Certified Developer As of today, I am now a Magento Certified Developer! I sat for the certification test this morning and passed it with flying colors. I even have an official developer profile up on Magento’s own website! Study Preparation I studied for the test with a combination of the official Magento Study Guide, and […]

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November 12th, 2015

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New Hosting Provider for

New Hosting Provider

Dumping GoDaddy for Arvixe I have moved from my old hosting provider of GoDaddy, in favor of Arvixe. In today’s post, I will highlight the reasons why I chose to change to a new hosting provider. Why GoDaddy? I had been a GoDaddy customer for nearly seven years, ever since I started hosting websites. GoDaddy’s […]

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November 11th, 2015

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