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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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Notes on Steve Krug’s ‘Don’t Make Me Think’

I am working my way through Jeff Atwoods reading list and finally got around to reading Don’t Make Me Think{.add-link} by Steve Krug. This is one of the best books that I have read in quite some time. His writing style is amazing, … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Org Mode To Google Docs and Beyond

Introduction The other day I was attempting to make a structured document. It has been years since I have done this and I have forgotten what a pain in the ass most word processing software is. When I used to … Continue reading

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Twitter Has Become Unbearable

I feel that lately Twitter has just become unbearable. I am going to sound like a curmudgeon but I miss the old twitter. Remember when you had a timeline full of peoples ideas? Remember when more than 3 tweet fit … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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. … Continue reading

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Upgrading and Restarting Salt on OS X

I have been working a lot with salt this month on OS X. I have done some work in the past with Linux and it is a much more pleasant experience. Recently I have salted the installation of DataDog on a fleet … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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