I recently had an issue with my brand new Canon TS8120 where I could print but I could not scan. My Canon printer currently has been wirelessly connected using Secure AirPrint. The Canon documentation said that the device should be able to wirelessly print and scan, so I was very confused. After searching two separate nights for a solution online I could not find anything.

  1. Restarting my router did not work.
  2. Reinstalling the printer did not work.
  3. Everything did not work.

Then I found this blog post by James McDonald that solved my issue. For some reason Mac based computers…


We all love Laravel Forge. It makes things so, so easy. That being said, when using AWS as your host sometimes AWS permissions can be a bit funny.

Specifically, you need a unique IAM user for Forge so you can assign permission policies. IAM is Amazon’s way of allowing different users different permissions. Forge utilizes this by asking for your Access Key ID and Secret Access Key when setting up the initial AWS account link.

laravel-forge-aws-key-secret-setup
laravel-forge-aws-key-secret-setup

A side note: you should be using IAM users, if you aren’t, take a quick break and read why you should be instead of using…


Laravel Homestead is now out, and I love using it for my Vagrant environment. That being said, sometimes configuration of third-party tools like Sequel Pro can be a bit funny.

Connecting Sequel Pro to Laravel Homestead is pretty easy. The @laravelphp Twitter account posted a tweet on May 16, 2014 that outlined how to do this by default, but sometimes tweets are hard to find, so I wanted to put it in plain text and post the image here as well so it can be Googl-ified.

Once you have Homestead set up and you have run “vagrant up” just…

  1. Choose “Standard” toggle at the top
  2. Put in the following credentials
  • Name: Homestead
  • Host: 127.0.0.1
  • Username: homestead
  • Password: secret
  • Database: (optional, whatever you want if you want to directly connect)
  • Port: 33060
Sequel Pro Settings for Laravel Homestead
Sequel Pro Settings for Laravel Homestead

Happy Homesteading!

Tanner Hearne

Founder at Inverse https://tannerhearne.com

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