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Lies

I saw a man this morning burning a bible on the sidewalk. He had a blanket over his head and was screaming “LIES” into the street. Commuters passed him by on their way to work like nothing interesting was going … Continue reading

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Killed the bird

I deleted Twitter the other day. I got tired of the bullshit. I wanted to tell the world that I did this. But I have no idea how to do that now that I don’t have Twitter. I’ll probably post … Continue reading

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Bukowski On Writing

I finished reading a book by Charles Bukowski which was supposed to be about his thoughts on writing. What it turned out to be was a collection of stories, letters, and book forwards over the years that are tangentially related … Continue reading

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Docker Based Development Environment for Packaging

I started a new repo called sid-builder which provides a docker based development environment for debian packaging. This project follows all of the best practices that were outlined in the Guide for New Maintainers. The benefit of this approach is … Continue reading

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Becoming a Debian Developer

I’ve been using debian for as long as I remember. I’ve always wanted to play a more active role in debian development but for whatever reason I never got around to it. Now that I am 30, older, wiser, I … Continue reading

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Dealing With Flakey CI Commands With a Retry Loop in Bash

One of the most frustrating things to deal with in Continuous Integration is flakey commands. Whether it’s flakey tests, or intermittent networking issues, when your build fails for issues outside of your control not only does it cause frustration, it … Continue reading

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Notes On Installing CentOS 7 Server

I’ve been on a fedora kick lately, and naturally for my server needs I am using CentOS 7. I have never really used CentOS in production and there are a couple of gotchas that I ran into while getting everything … Continue reading

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Installing Sage Math on Fedora 28

Sage Math is a massive collection of open source mathematical tools. I am using it as a part of going through the Free Linear Algebra Book. On a fresh install of Fedora 28, when you run dnf install sagemath you … Continue reading

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Read All of Hacker News With the hanopener Extension

I’ve been reading Hacker News obsessively lately. In the past I would skip the top posts every couple of days, lately I have been reading every new and top article. In order to achieve this I would go to the … Continue reading

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Deploying an Angular 6 Application to Netlify

Netlify is an excellent platform for building, deploying, and managing web applications. It supports automated deployment using GitHub webhooks and also provides some advanced features such as custom domains and HTTPS all for free. Deploying a Static Site to Netlify … Continue reading

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