Monthly Archives: September 2016

Alpine Linux, wget, and ca-certificates

I’ve been working with Alpine Linux this week. This tiny Linux distribution is an excellent choice for a base docker image or, in my case, for a low power VPS. I love how easy and fast it is to install and configure … Continue reading

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/etc/motd

I have been using Linux for many years, but only recently found out about /etc/motd. When you SSH into a server, it displays a message that varies depending on your Linux distribution. For instance, a stock Debian installation looks like this: … Continue reading

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I Inherited an Open Source Project

Last week I was browsing Twitter when I noticed a retweet where Honzawas putting all of his open source projects up for adoption since he is going to go work at Apple. I took a look at the long list of neat projects … Continue reading

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Vim is Awesome

I have been meaning to post this for quite some time, but there is this fantastic website called Vim Awesome that has an exhaustive list of vim plugins along with their respective docs and installation instructions. It is a great way to … Continue reading

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Recovering from Syntax Errors in /etc/rc.conf in FreeBSD

I have been exploring FreeBSD over the last few weeks. In fact, I moved this blog over to a server running FreeBSD tonight. Naturally, while fiddling around with /etc/rc.conf (the default init file of FreeBSD) with vi I made a syntax error. Upon rebooting, … Continue reading

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Installing Slack on Ubuntu

Ah Slack, the email killer, the bane of my existence. Now in stunning Ubuntu 3d. Like chrome before it, and seemingly all electron apps, the .deb is not able to resolve all dependencies. In order to get slack working you … Continue reading

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Working with chruby and nvm on Ubuntu

I am setting up a new Ubuntu 16.04 dev environment. I wanted to take some notes on my progress. I am trying out chruby after it being highly recommended by the ruby gurus Eric and Zach. A natural place to start would be to get … Continue reading

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Installing Nextcloud on a FreeBSD VPS

Introduction Nextcloud is an exciting new fork of OwnCloud. I have been meaning to try it out lately and I finally got around to doing it. I picked Vultr{.add-link} for this instance since they have really affordable “Spinny Disk” instances starting at … Continue reading

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