Monthly Archives: November 2016

Amazon LightSail: Simple Virtual Private Servers on AWS

Amazon introduced LightSail today in a move that might signal the slow death of “Cloud Hosting Providers” such as Digital Ocean, Vultr, and Linode. Blast off with Lightsail; Everything you need to jump start your project on AWS—compute, storage, and … Continue reading

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Getting Started with Laravel on Ubuntu

I’ve really been digging Laravel lately. Especially due to the wonderful documentation and amazing resources provided by Laracasts . Below are some notes on getting going on a local Ubuntu install. I am running Ubuntu 16.10 and these notes assume … Continue reading

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Polarr; Professional Photo Editing on Linux

One of the most frustrating things about being a desktop Linux user is that a lot of software is either: Half Baked, Buggy, and Free Half Baked, Buggy, and Completely Overpriced Unavailable This is why I was so pleased when … Continue reading

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Quit Social Media. Your Career May Depend on It.

I enjoyed reading this article, it brings up some very valid points. I have recently been reevaluating my own use of Social Media, this certainly gives me something else to think about. Professional success is hard, but it’s not complicated. … Continue reading

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WordPress Desktop Apps

The other day I was thinking, “wouldn’t it be great if WordPress had a desktop app?” Visit the post for more. Source: Desktop Apps Why didn’t anyone tell me that this was a thing? It is absolutely amazing and allows … Continue reading

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Whatever hacky script you are writing already exists in GNU Core Utilities

When I think of bash, I think of writing hacky scripts that do random things utilizing “bash commands”. It turns out that the parts of bash that “do stuff” such as echo, cut, cat are part of a larger program … Continue reading

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That UI Bug with Missing Data is a Security Issue

This is (sometimes) a development blog, so I am going to write about some failed development of mine since writing about success is much less interesting. You know that UI bug that someone added to your GitHub Issues where there … Continue reading

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One Hundred Papercuts

I love the idea of this Ubuntu team. Papercuts are fast to fix, but annoying bugs. Our mission is to make Ubuntu shined by reducing them. Source: One Hundred Papercuts/Mission – Ubuntu Wiki Polish is one of those things that … Continue reading

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Laravel Homestead on Ubuntu 16.04

Yesterday I wrote about my first steps with Laravel and Homestead and complained about how I had some trouble getting started. It turns out this has nothing to do with Laravel and instead has to do with a Vagrant bug … Continue reading

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Ubuntu 16.04 on an Intel NUC

I have too many computers. The other day I installed Ubuntu on my Alienware PC because I needed to get some work done and I got tired of fighting with Vagrant on Windows. Everything was perfect until I rebooted. The … Continue reading

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