Notes on Mastering Sublime Text

I picked up Mastering Sublime Text while working through the first section of the Rails Series on Coursera. First, its nice to sometimes switch up your text editors to see what you are missing. Second, Sublime Text has a very small learning curve and I never took the time to learn about some of the more… Continue reading Notes on Mastering Sublime Text

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Using org-mode with Jekyll

Introduction Since my journey into Google Docs’s Hell I have been getting more reacquainted with org-mode for other purposes as well. Traditionally, I have been writing this blog using Markdown and publishing it with Jekyll. I love Markdown, and while it is fine for most cases, but what better way to gain more experience with org-mode than… Continue reading Using org-mode with Jekyll

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Donate to Open Source Apps

I just got a new Macbook Pro since running Atom and Chrome on a Macbook Air was apparently too much for it to handle as it would OOM periodically. In any case, this provided me the opportunity to go through the dance of installing all of the software and utilities that I cannot live without.… Continue reading Donate to Open Source Apps

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Backing up Discourse with RDS

We are launching a community site with Discourse at CircleCI and I ran into some issues with performing backups. Since we want to be #webscale, rather than installing Discourse using the easy Docker method, we opted to split up the services on AWS. We are using EC2, RDS, ElasticCache, ELB and S3 for backups. When I initially launched… Continue reading Backing up Discourse with RDS

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Diagraming Tools for Linux

In Grad school and supposedly in the real world, we make a lot of diagrams of stuff. There are a lot of tools to do this. For Windows, Visio probably works the best but I don’t like the way that Visio 2013 makes it really difficult to add new members if you are making a… Continue reading Diagraming Tools for Linux

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