Git Aliases

You can create Git aliases for long or repetitive commands which map to short cuts. This can make your workflow more efficient as it…


Gatsby Remark Emoji

I use this plugin for emojis on my website. The reference to all possible emojis are hidden here.The current emojis include the following…


Setup Mac OS Development Environment

Note: I am running macOS Mojave on a 2.8 GHz Intel Core i7 with 16 GB 2133 MHz LPDDR3 RAM. I am setting up my environment to write some…


Look I Have A Mac Book Pro Now

Hooray, I now have a new MacBook Pro! I never thought the day would come where that would happen. I've always been a Microsoft junkie…


The Silver Searcher

The utility was designed to replace 99% of the uses of grep.As stated in the man pageAck searches the named input FILEs (or standard input…


Creating A Clojure Solution Using Intelli J

I am creating a simple Clojure web app and API. In this post I explore how to create each with the command and what references I need to…


Greet Users With The Message Of The Day

The message of the day is known as motd. It's used to send a message to users after logging into a shell, commonly used on hosts.You can…


Cisco ASA Cheat Sheet

Cisco Adaptive Security Appliancy is known as the Cisco ASA. It is used to protect networks and data centres.It offers firewall, VPN and…


Getting Started With Cisco Adaptive Security Virtual Appliance In AWS

I work with NATs and ACLs on Cisco ASA (Adaptive Security Appliance) in the terminal. I want a sandbox environment for me to go bonkers. I…


Installing Elasticsearch And Kibana

An NRT (near-realtime) search platform. It's about a one second delay from the time a document is indexed until it is searchable…


Migrage My Search From Solr To Elasticsearch

An NRT (near-realtime) search platform. It's about a one second delay from the time a document is indexed until it is searchable.I have been…


Uninstall An App From The Terminal

I installed an application. It misbehaved.I wanted to try out a time tracking app. It should let me track reminders and record activity…


SSH For Days

Mosh - the mobile shell. This remote terminal let's you roam with intermittent connectivity without breaking your SSH tunnel.The package…


Set JAVA HOME In Linux

$JAVA_HOME an environment variable. It is the root path of the JRE or JDK which some applications and services use to access Java.I know…


Working With Git Remotes

I have a repository with two remotes. origin is my personal repository and bitbucket is by BitBucket repository. The nugget of this post is…


Create A Symlink For Hidden Files

I want to create a symlink for all hidden files excluding the hidden directories. I want to put my configuration files in my home directory…


Why I Create Atomic Commits In Git

I wrote about crafting changes into small atomic commits using Git. It looked like there was some confusion. I want to share what I…


How To Craft Your Changes Into Small Atomic Commits Using Git

Small, atomic commits makes it easier for code reviews, browsing the history and reverting changes. Life happens and commits can touch more…


Using The Tar Command In Linux

I used to right-click on a zipped file and manage the archive using the GUI. Gone are those days. Now I mainly work with tar files and need…


Checking Disk Usage In Linux

I had to find out much free space was available on a file system on a Linux server. Now getting this information on the GUI is simple - a…


A Service Has Gone Rogue How Do I Manage It

Once I installed a development service on port 3000 and I forgot about it. When I ran my project I couldn't start it because the port was in…


Setting Up Solr On Nginx With Lets Encrypt

I want to enable search on my blog. I started looking into different solutions. I started with ElasticSearch but came across too many issues…


Logging To Graylog In Clojure

It's simple. I wanted to log to Graylog from my Clojure application. I banged my head numerous times trying to figure out how and why it did…


Setting Up My Environment In Fedora Installing Apps

I had to re-install so I documented my process. In this post, I focus on the installation of my most used apps.Get ready is Dandified YUM…


Setting Up My Environment In Fedora Creating Backups

I had to re-install so I documented my process. In this post, I focus on getting my data backed up so that I can restore it after the…


Setting Up My Environment In Fedora Creating A Boot Disk

I had to re-install so I documented my process. In this post, I focus on getting a Fedora 28 live media installation ready on a USB boot…


Setting Up My Environment In Fedora Customizing My Shell

I had to re-install so I documented my process. In this post, I focus on configuring my shell for a personalized experience.Install Oh My…


Setting Up My Environment In Fedora

I needed to format my HDD because ... reasons. For a change, I decided to play around with Fedora instead of Ubuntu. The installation was…


Datomic Cheat Sheet Series Queries Part 5 Transactions

In this post I work through transactions. The example queries are grabbed from the Datomic Docs. If you want to get started with Datomic…


Datomic Cheat Sheet Series Queries Part 2

In this post I work through more querying capabilities using the Datomic MusicBrainz sample database. The example queries are grabbed from…


Datomic Cheat Sheet Series Queries Part 3 Rules

In this post I work through the creation of rules using the Datomic MusicBrainz sample database. The example queries are grabbed from the…


Datomic Cheat Sheet Series Queries Part 4 Pull

In this post I work through pull expressions using the Datomic MusicBrainz sample database. The example queries are grabbed from the Datomic…


Datomic Cheat Sheet Series Queries Part 1

In this post I work through querying the Datomic MusicBrainz sample database. The example queries are grabbed from the Datomic Docs. If you…


Datomic Cheat Sheet Series Getting Started

Get started with the essentials of Datomic from installing Datomic, running a transactor, working with the Datomic console, running the…


Behind The Scenes My Blog

I developed corporate programmer using a Ruby-based static-site generator called Jekyll. It transforms Markdown, Liquid, HTML and CSS to a…


Clojure Buzzwords I Am Learning

When I first started with Clojure, my mind was foggy and filled with a swarm of buzzwords. There were tools, plugins, libraries, patterns…


Learning Linux

I have used Windows for over twenty years. Oh my goodness that's a long bloody time.Now I've joined the Linux world. It's thrilling. I'm…


A Trilogy About The Chrome Dev Tools In Many Parts

Don't take your knowledge for granted. Share it. Someone could learn something new. It also helps you remember it. Keep a record of what you…


Building A Monitoring Display With A Rock 64

There is a page that we want to monitor. It has a lot of valuable information on it and fits nicely on a 4K screen. A ROCK64 device will…


Byte Order Mark

The byte order mark or BOM is an invisible Unicode magic number that can be found at the beginning of a text stream.We recently changed…


Contributing To The README

When someone new works on your repository, make sure it is easy to get setup.Imagine if we didn't have any documentation; if we all adopted…


Discovering Fiddles

If you are new to fiddles, it's an online code playground that let's you quickly experiment, visualize results and share code without having…


Some New HTML 5 Elements

The HTML5 specification has introduced more elements to aid us with semantic markup. I've discussed some of the design changes as well as…


HTML 5 Structural Semantics

In 2005 Google sampled over a billion documents. This highlighted popular class names, elements, attributes and other related metadata.The…


Design Changes In HTML 5

Elements, attributes, and attribute values are semantic according to the HTML5 Specification.These definitions allow HTML processors, such…


Simulating Mobile Devices In Chrome

Discover the simulation power behind the Device Mode feature in Google Chrome.Chrome DevTools has a feature called Device Mode since Chrome…


The Importance Of Git History

Version control is like time travel for source code. If commits are monolithic and the messages suck... what exactly are you going back to?I…


Problems With Microservices

After an interesting debate, I decided to explore some of the problems that teams may face with microservices architecture.Trying to…