Category: Tips


Aimless Walking Fixes Most of My Problems

If you’ve ever met me, you have probably been (un-)fortunate enough to hear about my doggo Charlie. We’ve been together for almost 10 years now and we go everywhere we can together (he’s been to 3 countries and 40 US states so far). The one unexpected benefit for me about having a best friend that …

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On Saving Screenshots

After many years of working on products, I’ve picked up some peculiar traits. One of them is that I save all the screenshots I take. Some of them I eventually get rid of (or immediately depending on the nature of what was in the screenshot). But for the most part I keep them all. I …

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External Access to DC/OS Master

I’m in a situation where I need access to a few of the mesos.master’s nodes internal ports from my laptop. There isn’t really an easy way to do it since getting in typically requires the use of something like the following just to get to the master:  1dcos node ssh --master-proxy --leader  After a bit …

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Using Vi Mode Everywhere

Not literally everywhere, but more places than usual. I have been looking for this solution for a long time and finally found it. Anyone who has ever worked around me knows that I do basically everything in Vi.

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Counting Frequencies of Frequencies

Lots of people forget about the usefulness of the core utilities (the tools available in Bash). I am even pretty guilty of it at times with such quick and easy things like Perl, Ruby, or Python that allow you to process items from the command line. However, they load up an entire interpreter. It is …

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Sharing a Screen Session

Anyone who has spent any time in a shell and has been cut off while working should know about screen. If not, then I recommend reading up on it (here or here). But I’m not here to tell you about screen as a general tool, I want to show you how to use it for …

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Random Tech Notes And Buzz Updates

Since Google Buzz is Twitterish in the sense that you can post a quick note, but different in the sense that (amongst other things), it can be longer than 140 characters. So in that vein, I’m starting to try to make a habit of a quick post (a couple per week) of things I do …

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Cluster SSH with cSSHx

I am in the middle of building out a group of about 25 machines in a data center for my company. I hadn’t really dove into it on a micro level until a few days ago. I was moving around on individual machines that others were working on. When I had gotten to one of …

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Peertester Community Testing

I am all about community and people participating in a community. Its the way social media succeeds. But there are non-social media communities out there too (yes I know that’s shocking). I was recently asked to participate in a beta testing for Peer Tester. I think this is an absolutely fantastic idea. Developers helping other …

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Git Command Aliases

This is kind of a tip of the day, but I just think its cool so I am sharing it with everyone. And being a recent convert to Git and the fact that I have to use Subversion at my place of work, I find myself constantly doing things like this out of habit. 1$ …

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