Quick tip: increase PhpStorm memory limit

I use PhpStorm as my standard IDE in work. Why? I think it isn’t necessary to describe all advantages – it’s very good software, appreciated and recommended by many, many developers from whole world. PhpStorm can increase our productivity, we can work very fast with code inspection, integrated version control, debugging, testing and many, many other things. But PhpStorm is not perfect. It can be slow if we work with bad or low quality code – mix of not only PHP but also HTML, CSS and JavaScript in one file. With active default inspections and a lot of lines, it can be slooow and require more memory.

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Some useful convert (ImageMagick) commands

I must sometimes modify images and PDF documents in PHP. Prepare them to display after user upload, prepare for database, fix dimensions or many other things. Of course we can use native PHP functions, but it’s very slow. Better option is to use external libs like convert (ImageMagick) and Ghostscript.  Today I have some useful convert commands – it’s “list to remember” for me, but maybe also you will find someting nice? This post is short, because I paste only commands and very short description.

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Replace Google Chrome by Safari in personal usage

Until recently, I thought that was impossible, but it turned out that it is – our main browser can be changed, although we have used it for years and in many respects were satisfied with it. I used to use Google Chrome for both personal and work, because it was a universal choice full of useful options and the ability to easily expand with applications and add-ons. Recently, I moved to Safari. Although the reasons were not incredibly revealing, but I decided to share what I like in this browser.

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Stop procrastination with StayFocusd

Concentration is not an easy art and sometimes causes a lot of problems. This is especially noticeable visible during remote work, where we decide what and when we do it. Sometimes work is big and we looking for… something else. One moment on Facebook, one moment on YouTube, maybe we check news on Twitter and buy something on eBay? Yes, we know that – it’s a problem of procrastination. We can do anything, but not what we should. How can we deal with it? There is one, nice extension for browser called StayFocusd. And it works.

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Paper vs to-do’s app – results and conclusion

In the middle of March I wrote about notes and to-do lists. I was considering what is better option: to use paper notes, or maybe to-do applications or my computer and other devices. Choice was difficult, because all possible solutions have advantages and disadvantages. After almost three months of this experiment, many fails and attempts I can say (TL;DR): yes, it’s possible to use apps instead of paper and it can be very efficient way to organize life and work.

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