Monthly Archives: October 2016

Affinity on Windows

I am not a designer or an artist, but I have been using Affinity Designer on OS X for almost a year and recently purchased Affinity Photo as well.  I cannot say enough great things about both of these products! … Continue reading

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Bash on Ubuntu on Windows

I just opened up a command prompt on Windows 10, typed in bash, and watched as Ubuntu was installed on my computer. I never, in 1 million years, thought that I would ever live to see the day that this … Continue reading

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Development on Windows

Last weekend CircleCI hosted ClojureBridge and I volunteered as a TA. It was a super rewarding experience and I hope to be more involved in these types of events in the future. One thing I noticed (and I have noticed … Continue reading

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Tips for Public Speaking – speaking.io

I gave a talk at work last week about the basics of CircleCI, I had little time to prepare and made the horrible error of trying to do some live stuff during a presentation. zzak shared some great feedback and … Continue reading

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Editing the Windows PATH

As a developer you will often install random things onto your computer and hope that they magically work when you execute them from a command prompt. Most package managers on Linux, BSD, Unix, and will install things that are already … Continue reading

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Working with NuGet CLI

I have been working with .NET Core lately and I am pretty excited about the future of .NET running outside of just windows. Ever since my first tech job at an enterprise healthcare company, I have had a soft spot … Continue reading

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Simple Desktops

My friend Mike always has the most amazing desktop backgrounds. I ask him where he gets them every other week, so I finally decided to bookmark the source. Simple Desktops This site has an amazing collection of simple, clean, and … Continue reading

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Remote Root Access for MariaDB on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Typically, when you install MySQL on Ubuntu, it asks you for a root password which you can then use to log into the database. It seems that MariaDB uses a plugin instead to authenticate the root user. This means that … Continue reading

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Backing up and Restoring MySQL with mysqldump

I backup and restore databases across servers every few months, but each time I have to resort to reading this very verbose documentation. The steps below are a no fuss way to do this each time. Backup Server SSH into … Continue reading

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