In my previous post, I talked about how after Elon Musk’s purchase of Twitter, I was giving more attention to Mastodon. Since then, I killed my twitter account, launched my own Mastodon instance, launched three new Mastodon bots (including a new one that goes live this morning), and converted Joe Travels to only post to …Continue reading "I might have been spending a lot of time on Mastodon"
I spent years writing Laravel code at UWM but you might have noticed that I almost never wrote anything on this blog about it. I am hoping to address that here and now. If you don’t already know, Laravel is a free, open-source PHP web framework, intended for the development of web applications following the …Continue reading "Learning Laravel: Composer and The Laravel Installer"
Over the past few years, I have written an annual “prefered tools for coding” post. This time around, I wanted to focus more on the more basic software end of things. When I set up a mac after getting it, there are some basic applications that I always install right away. Let’s go through the …Continue reading "The first three apps that I install on my mac."
Firewall configuration isn’t always a very easy thing in linux. I know that I have felt a bit intimidated, in the past. UFW (uncomplicated firewall) is meant to make it much easier. UFW is a configuration tool that runs on top of iptables. In this post, I am hoping to go over how to use …Continue reading "How to use the UFW (Uncomplicated Firewall) in linux"
I gave up on the concept of over-the-air TV a while ago. I have tried PlayStation Vue, Sling TV, AT&T TV, Sling TV, and Philo. I have also tried services where you have a box with an antenna that is connected to an online service. There were issues with all of those options. I eventually …Continue reading "Free local TV streaming in Milwaukee"
Last year, I wrote the post “My preferred tools for coding” and I figured that this was a good time to update that list. A lot of this stuff is also listed on the resources page of my main website.Continue reading "My prefered tools for coding (2021 Update)"
Back in 2011, I wrote few short posts about what I install right after reinstalling windows. I figured that 9 years is enough time between these kinds of posts. This time, I’m going to go over my prefered tools for writing code.Continue reading "My prefered tools for coding"
This is going to be a very quick post. It is more to remind future me than anything. Did you change your password on your gitlab (or github) server? Do you now get “remote: HTTP Basic: Access denied” when you “git push origin”? If you “git remote show origin”, it will ask for your credentials …Continue reading "How to fix “remote: HTTP Basic: Access denied” in Git"
For years, I was a prolific user of Inbox by Gmail. When google announced that they planned to retire my beloved email client, I panicked a little. Even a year later, Gmail is a bit of a UI nightmare. After trying a few alternatives, I found Newton. It was clean, worked on all of my …Continue reading "Newton, It’s not you. It’s me."
Write laravel for a living? Maybe make sure that you don’t let your web server serve your .env files. Sample Google search: db_username filetype:envContinue reading "PSA: Make sure that your server is not serving your .env file"