PHPMailer Authentication unsuccessful with Microsoft Office 365 – Solution found

PHPMailer stopped working for me when attempting to connect to Microsoft Office 365 it would come back with an unhelpful 535 5.7.3 Authentication unsuccessful message, some random SMPT Error. My password and username were correct and PHPMailer was functioning fine prior to this. Actually I even took my same script and pointed it to one of my … 

 

Fuck you world

It’s been nearly ~90 days without anxiety medication, which coincided with a drop in productivity. This is also the first week in over 10 years that I have consistently held a normal person’s schedule. That is, waking before noon and sleeping (usually) before midnight. While I have had days or two in the early morning before, … 

 

Small WordPress site crashing Apache2, spawning processes

Spent a long time trying to figure out why a small WordPress blog with light traffic was spawning dozens of Apache2 processes on my Ubuntu machine. Both Analytics and Cloudflare weren’t showing any hits to the server, so it was confusing at first until checking the Apache logs. Turns out that my VPS was being … 

 

Let me interpret that for you

A few years ago, when social media platforms began to disrupt normal communication between people, various reporters envisioned a society built upon reputation and curators of information. Fast forward several years, we have sufficient evidence that most people are no longer their curators of content. Worse, they are not even their own thinkers, or even capable of independent thought, but … 

 

A poem for Liberal Leftists

This is one of those posts made to purposefully offend and provoke a response; I said such a thing could be useful in debate. It’s provocative writing like my poem that initiate discussion. It is not a personal attack on the moral character of anyone specifically, nor anyone who identifies as a liberal or leftist. There … 

 

Exporting American free speech as a startup service

If capitalism has taught me anything, it’s that profit motives can be used to protect certain interests, or mitigate certain behaviors. Today we have green initiatives providing tax breaks for ecological considerations. Using an easy example, the demand for paper and wood seems to increase the capitalist’s desire to plant and keep trees — tax … 

 

Islam is not Abrahamic

Some have over-simplified religions so that young people view Islam as an evolution of religion. Many wrongfully believe and spread the theory that Judaism -> Christianity -> Islam which is patently false. This isn’t just an over simplification, it is a fabrication and a terrible lie. There are resources already dedicated to exposing Islam, but I will gloss over that quickly to … 

 

Write now, or forever hold your peace

I write because I enjoy it. Sometimes posts touch on sensitive subjects or may be uninterestingly long, but ultimately my writing is done for my pleasure. This blog isn’t going to change the world, and I don’t expect it to. Will a post, every now and then, be seen by someone who appreciates it? Sure. But not … 

 

Unnecessary ammunition

In the ongoing demonization of men, it remains increasingly difficult to remain silent. My frustrations with liberal media and leftists has been waxing hot. Here is an apparently “viral” story that I will comment on for the sake of nuance, and to demonstrate the unnecessary ammunition stored up and created by sowers of deceit. This is not an … 

 

Truncate an InnoDB table with foreign key restraints

This is a neat little hack I thought I would share, since it became useful to me. The recommended procedure is to use DELETE on rows instead of TRUNCATE which fails on tables with foreign key restraints. However, if you are building an app or designing a database, then TRUNCATE may be the preferred method …