• EZ Wordpress instance with docker compose

    Setting up an instance of Wordpress easily with Docker Compose This post is one I wrote a while back but never published, as I’ve found some free time now, I’m going through and putting together posts that I jotted down but never got to publishing. tldr; Wordpress in a container, full docker compose file is @ the bottom Wordpress is one of (if not the) best open source Content Management Systems (CMS) out there.

  • systemd service that runs docker

    Setting up a systemd service that runs a docker container This post is one I wrote a while back but never published, as I’ve found some free time now, I’m going through and putting together posts that I jotted down but never got to publishing. After setting up my new KVM-enabled VPS, getting the database and initial docker setup all taken care of, and running once (manually starting all the services and docker containers), I looked to make the configuration restart-resistant.

  • docker nginx firewall postgres random setup notes

    Some random notes on getting docker, nginx, your firewall and postres to play nicely (if they aren’t) This post is one I wrote a while back (as a follow up to the KVM post) but never published, as I’ve found some free time now, I’m going through and putting together posts that I jotted down but never got to publishing. After setting up my KVM-enabled VPS with Arch Linux, it came time to start moving over the deployments of my applications.

  • From zero to kvm docker application

    From zero to reasonably secure dockerized appliation running on a KVM VPS This post is one I’ve had written for a while but never published, as I’ve found some free time now, I’m going through and putting together posts that I jotted down but never got to publishing. This one was written when I ran into issues goign from an OpenVZ powered VPS to a KVM one, since I wanted to use docker to simplify my deployments a little bit (why I did so is a whole nother discussion, for another time).

  • I moved all my projects to Gitlab, and you should too

    … Or you shouldn’t. I don’t know, I’m just a random person on the internet. Don’t let random internet blog posts make your decisions for you, carefully weigh the options and decide what’s right for you. Or don’t. Disclaimers aside, many people have brought up the fact that despite hosting much of the best open source code on the planet, Github itself was not open source. Recently there was quite a rustling over an open letter to Github, which seemingly spurred Github to make all the actions they were taking to make the platform greater more publicly accessible.

  • Arch Adventures: Changing the volume with the buttons on a Logitech G930 Headset

    tldr; I wrote a small script in python to use alsa command line tools to change the volume on my headset. A tool already exists that if faster and more robust. I should switch, but will I? who knows :). I own and (mostly) happily use a Logitech G930: While the support under linux is pretty good already (most buttons work, and perform their intended functions), I recently got fed up with the fact that the little scroll wheel on the G930 wasn’t actually changing the volume.

  • Fx0 FirefoxOS device goes on sale!

    So the Fx0 is one of the best designed and best performing FirefoxOS phone that was ever made — and it’s been put under super heavy discount, following mozilla announcing the shift in focus from phones to IoT. If you’re looking to buy one, feel free to head over to Amazon (they’re currently selling for ~$50, when in the past I saw them up there for roughly $800): http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00UULNTHK Naturally I bought 4 when I realized this awesome phone (that I actually went to japan to try and buy from AU, the carrier that had it) was available.

  • Using Mocha with JSPM

    A disturbing amount of open (and closed) source javascript projects that I’ve worked on are severely lacking in tests, whether unit or otherwise. Of course, I do find time to click around the apps and make sure they basically work, and while I find that works for smaller apps, it’s obvious that if you want long-term stability, and any one to even take a look at your app, one of the most basic requirements is having properly functioning tests.

  • Arch Adventures: Installing Steam on Arch Linux

    When I first set up my current desktop, I spent some time looking around for a new linux distribution to choose and try out. At the time I was impressed with the look and UX of Linux Mint, and decided to give it a try. At that time (I think this is no longer true), Linux Mint couldn’t do kernel updates in-place (you had to re-install the entire OS from LiveCD).

  • Fixing emoji display in Firegraph

    I recently ran into the issue of emoji that I was sure FirefoxOS had already implemented not showing up in my app (Firegraph). Many of the Instagram comments that were being displayed were filled with little boxes with numbers in them, despite the many emojis that are implemented already, as described in a blog post on Emoji by Patryk on the Mozilla UX team. After a few web searches to try and determine what was causing this, I realized that the problem was that I was using the incorrect font (or maybe an outdated version of gaia styling).

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