Zach Adams Web Developer and Programmer

Category: Quick Fix

How to disable the new Chrome Side Search Panel feature

August 9, 2023

A very annoying new "feature" added by Chrome in recent versions is adding search results to their new side-panel companion, including overriding the default behavior of the right-click contextual "Search Google for" on text selection. As far as I'm aware you're currently only able to disable it using flags, here's how to do it Read More

PHPStorm Allow Network Connections on Startup Fix

March 9, 2015

PHPStorm has an annoying bug in OS X where it always asks for permission to connect to the network on every startup. This got on my nerves so I researched and found out how to fix it: Step 1: Make a Self-Signing Certificate for PHPStorm Open… Read More

Remove “Last Login at” from your Terminal on Startup

February 2, 2015

This post is gonna be super short and I don’t know why I didn’t add more but whatever. So on my terminal startup it always printed my last login time which is fine except for whatever reason I felt compelled to get rid of it so when I started my… Read More

Hex Selector in the Mac Color Picker

January 21, 2015

I spent too much time then I'm willing to admit trying to find the stupid hex selector in the Mac Color Picker so if any of you are Googling out of frustration here's how you find it. Read More

Apt-get can’t connect to ‘’

January 15, 2015

Ran into this issue today where on a newly made Linode Ubunu 14.04 LTS server I ran apt-get update The command started alright however eventually it would reach a point where it got stuck at Connecting to (2001:67c:1562::16) And wouldn’t continue no matter what. Turns out this is an… Read More

Adding XDebug to Varying Vagrant Vagrants (VVV)

January 12, 2015

Using VVV for WordPress development is awesome, however sometimes the errors returned are confusing and difficult to debug. Thankfully there’s a PHP extension which makes tracing the errors returned by PHP and WordPress much, much easier and that’s XDebug. Installing XDebug on your VVV machine is easy:… Read More

Adding Sticky Results to Relevanssi

December 10, 2014

I recently ran into this problem with the excellent plugin Relevanssi. I setup a custom search area which searched through a custom post type and returned good results, however we needed to implement a feature for the client to be able to “sticky” some posts… Read More

Fix Grunt Fatal error: watch ENOSPC

October 10, 2014

Ran into this error this morning in Grunt. Basically it’s caused because the user is limited by how many files can be watched by one user. You can increase this limit with the following command: echo fs.inotify.max_user_watches=524288 | sudo tee -a /etc/sysctl.conf && sudo sysctl -p Or if for some… Read More

Wifi dropping with Ubuntu Linux 14.04 with RTL8723be fix

October 7, 2014

Recently we got a new Lenovo Z40 with XUbuntu which so far has been working awesome except for the wifi running the driver RTL8723be which keeps dropping out periodically and won't turn back on until the computer reboots. Obviously this has been a major disruption, so if you're experiencing the same difficulties here's how to fix it: Read More