I am Blake Nichols

Husband, Father, Developer, Coach, and Ultimate Encourager

I started this website as a way to organize my projects/ideas and share our experiences after moving.

Recent Blog Posts

Creating an Apple Push Notification Certificate
By Blake Nichols |
Apple requires signed certificates to send notifications through apns (apple push notification service). Thankfully it's pretty easy to generate them and get
MySQL Tips
By Blake Nichols |
Looking after your MySQL database is important as it's usually the bottleneck for most applications. Here are some tips to keep your database server running
Setting up Let's Encrypt SSL Certificates
By Blake Nichols |
Setting up SSLs with Let's Encrypt is an easy (and free) way to secure the connections between your users and your web server. Setting it up takes less than 10