I'm Sean.

I write about #software, #SaaS, #consulting and #mobile app development

I code in #Python, #PHP, #Swift, #Ruby, #ReactJS and #Postgres

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Quick Syntax to Pipe an SQL Query Directly to a file
Here is a quick way to put the contents of a database table into a simple text file. This could be handy if for example, you just want to grab some emails and pop the results into a simple csv file. Your sql statement can be as creative as sql allows. All...
Written by Sean Behan on 06/17/2012
Rails Send_File in Production Delivers an Empty File
If you're running Rails in production it will by default be configured to let apache or nginx send files for you. If you're handling file downloads yourself with send_file send_file("path/to/file.txt") you will notice that the downloaded files are empty...
Written by Sean Behan on 06/17/2012
Dot htaccess file for wordpress installation (.htaccess)
Login to your wordpress installation and scroll to and click the second to last link set "Settings". You'll need to configure wordpress to handle your new links as "permalinks". Make a selection and copy the code into your .htaccess file. Wordpress will a...
Written by Sean Behan on 06/17/2012
Linux Disk Usage Command Recursive
It's short and sweet! du -hs * If you run this command it will tell you the sizes of all the files and folder in the current directory. The `-h` flag is for human readable format and the `-s` will give you the size for each file or directory. ...
Written by Sean Behan on 03/07/2017
Offset an Element with Relative Position Property with CSS Without Taking Up Any Space in the Document
Using CSS positioning it's possible to offset an element and collapse its width and height where it would normally appear. Wrapping the content in an absolute positioned element, the space that the element would normally take up is collapsed. <div st...
Written by Sean Behan on 06/17/2012