RT Cunningham

RT Cunningham

My name is RT Cunningham and this is my home on the web. The first three characters of the domain name are my initials. I’m a nobody. Well, actually…

I’m a retired veteran, a retired American veteran. I served for 20 years and I’ve been retired from the service for more than 20 years. I’m a permanent resident of Olongapo City, Philippines but I still sometimes live in the United States. My retirement story explains it.

These are my five most recent articles:

I Will Soon Say Goodbye to WordPress as My CMS

RT Cunningham
July 15, 2019
Web Development, Writing

It’s been a good run, but it will soon be time to say goodbye to WordPress as my CMS. As I mentioned elsewhere, I’ve been waiting until I had something firm before ditching it.

I just put the finishing touches on HHCMS, which now resides here. I’m in the process of finishing a script that reads all of my articles from the database and saves them to compatible text files.

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The Eighties and Why It’s My Favorite Decade in History

RT Cunningham
July 12, 2019
United States

When I speak of the eighties, I’m talking about the 1980s. I feel I have to be specific for various reasons. I chose a picture of Ronald Reagan because he epitomizes the decade, having been the president from 1981 to 1989. He wasn’t a perfect president, but most of the other American presidents had (and have) flaws as well. Yes, some retired presidents are still living.

Some of the best music came out in the eighties, especially the rock ballads. Some of the best movies were made, without the aid of CGI to make things look better.

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HHCMS – An Almost Complete Website and Headless CMS

RT Cunningham
July 9, 2019
Web Development

More than a week ago, I mentioned the start of a headless CMS. I also mentioned I had already started on it. I continued working on it and that’s what I’ve been doing for most of the past week. HHCMS, the abbreviated name of my headless CMS, is almost done. The website for it is also almost done.

I can’t link to it yet because I haven’t placed it online. I have Nginx and PHP running on the laptop I’m using now and I’m developing it here.

Update: I completed it today, July 15. The website is here.

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My Homegrown CMS will be a Headless CMS Driven by Nginx and PHP

RT Cunningham
July 1, 2019
Web Development

I’ve been working on a homegrown content management system (CMS) for years, way before I wrote about it in 2018. I’m sorry if you’ve been following along.

A few days ago, I had an epiphany. I don’t need a front end for my homegrown CMS. The front end is irrelevant because it doesn’t make the process of writing any easier. I know what data needs to be stored and how to retrieve it from the back end. A headless CMS is all I really need.

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Virtual Server Management as a Path to Web Development

RT Cunningham
June 30, 2019
Web Development

Virtual server management is something I’ve been doing for years. First, I managed my own virtual server at Media Temple. Now I manage one at DigitalOcean (they call it a “droplet”). And yes, that’s an affiliate link.

Before Media Temple, I hopped from one shared web hosting provider to another. I would never wish shared web hosting on anyone.

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You can find more on my article list page.