June 17th, 2012 @ 00:01 Personal

My name is Charles R. Portwood II, and I am a full stack web application engineer specializing in PHP.

When I am not busy working my day job at Punchkick Interactive, I love spending time with my beautiful wife, reading, working on my book Terah Lai Shorehn (TLS), taking photos, and creating awesome web applications.

While most of my work is done on a LEMP stack (Objective PHP5 & Nginx), I also work heavily with Apache, Bind9 DNS, Postfix, and NoSQL servers such as Couchbase, Redis, and MongoDB. I also have a working knowledge of Ruby, Python, and a few other languages. In my spare time I've also created a few applications for iOS, Android, and Windows Phone 8. To see a full list of my skills, checkout my LinkedIn Profile.

What behind the name "Erianna"?

In the fictional universe I am writing, Terah Lai Shorehn (TLS), Erianna is the name of the planet where a majority of the stories and events take place on. TLS is an attempt at a version of fiction that actively incorporates strong science fiction elements such as space ships, faster than light travel, time travel, alternative timlines, terraforming, and alien races with high fantasy elements such as swords, magic, kings, elves, and magical artifacts.

How can I contact you?

If you'd like to learn more or just want to chat, connect with me on LinkedIn, tweet me or leave a comment at my blog. You can also reach me directly at:

I'd love to hear from you.

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Information about my current personal PGP/GPG key can be found here. Note that this is a ECC key, and requires and version of gnupg2 that supports ECC keys (2.1.6+).

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Customer Service and Advice

October 13th, 2015 @ 20:43 Personal

One of my favorite toys to play with when I was a kid were Legos. As a kid I remember seeing the incredible 6286-1: Skull's Eye Schooner kit, but not being able to purchase it as Lego discontinued it

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PGP Key Change

July 21st, 2015 @ 19:35 Personal

My personal PGP/GPG key has changed. The fingerprint of my new key is 77D4 529F 2CEF B65F 8780 86F1 2875 D7C7 398E CFC4 . For more details view the full post

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Fitbit Flex Review: Week 1

August 1st, 2013 @ 15:35 Personal

One of the awesome things about working at Punchkick is that I occasionally get to try super cool new technologies like the Fitbit Flex, a new piece of wearable tech that allows you to better manage your health and your health goals.

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Improve Your Blogs Bounce Rate in Google Analytics

June 11th, 2013 @ 21:29 Personal

A easy way to improve your bounce rate for those with a more technical blog.

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(re)Mobilizing Erianna & Some Thoughts on Responsive Design

June 9th, 2013 @ 16:33 Personal

Erianna's gone mobile (again). View the full post to view a couple screenshots and get my thoughts on responsive design.

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Erianna Upgraded to CiiMS 1.7

May 23rd, 2013 @ 23:00 Personal

Welcome to the new Erianna, running on CiiMS 1.7 Enclosed are new performance metrics and details

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Welcome to the New Dashboard

May 9th, 2013 @ 22:21 Personal

A brief overview of the new dashboard in CiiMS 1.7.0

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Did You Check the Shield Icon in Google Chrome?

May 7th, 2013 @ 00:46 Personal

Ever have a page load over https and see things were missing? It's might be because your browser is blocking it.

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The Secret To Getting More App Downloads

April 18th, 2013 @ 22:03 Personal


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