Aaron Saray, Open Source Developer and Dev Manager

Hi - I'm Aaron! I'm an Engineering Manager coach, PHP & Laravel programmer, and Node & Vue developer.

I do contract work through my company More Better Faster. I'm the CTO of Talimer. I like popcorn and short walks on the pavement.


Here are some things I have to say:

The End of QuickPic

QuickPic.dev was a site for quick edits, crops and touch-ups in your browser. After a year of stagnation, I think its time to move on - and share what I’ve learned. (more…)

Homekit Notify If Door Open Too Long

I’ve finally come up with a couple of solutions to get a notification if a door has been open too long in my house. In Homekit, the automations are extended with Shortcuts, and that’s what we’ll use. (more…)

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Website Up Web Scenario Template for Zabbix

I was pretty excited that Zabbix 5.0 LTS came out, so I decided to redo my whole install. One of the main reasons I use Zabbix is to monitor website homepage up or down status. This time, I decided to make a template. Below I’ll detail how and what I did so you can make your own template for your own websites. (more…)

Developer Time vs Manager Time

A full calendar, hours on the phone, work into the night and a never-ending deluge of emails: the typical Dev Manager’s life. Time is precious and scarce. It’s also very fluid. You’re jumping from thing to thing; meetings get pushed and calls are rushed. It’s not ideal, but it seems to be the only way you can get to all of the things that need your attention. (more…)

Run Plan 9 in VMWare Fusion (on Mac)

If you’re not familiar with Plan 9 from Bell Labs, its about time you did. Plan 9 is one of the first GUI operating systems, the precursor to most of the experiences that we now take for granted. I knew a bit about it, but I wanted to actually use it. And, not having a computer laying around from the 1980s anymore, the next best thing was a virtual machine. (more…)

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