Undervolting the New Dell XPS 15 7590 on Arch Linux

By Josh Sherman
4 min read
hardware
linux

I have a love / hate relationship with Arch Linux. I love the simplicity. I love being able to install everything via my system’s package manager. I love running the oh so shiny and new versions of my favorite software. I hate the seemingly semi-annual issues I have after I […]

VPS Showdown - November 2019 - DigitalOcean vs. Lightsail vs. Linode vs. UpCloud vs. Vultr

By Josh Sherman
10 min read
reviews
hosting
digitalocean
lightsail
linode
upcloud
vultr

Not a ton of movement since last month, other than DigitalOcean’s announcement of their memory-optimized droplets being generally available. I decided to bring things back state-side again, targeting the west coast data centers for each provider. As always, I’m using Ubuntu 18.04 LTS for the operating system and the metrics […]

What is MRR?

By Josh Sherman
2 min read
business
finance
entrepreneurship

Why even do a post on what MRR is? Because I’ve come to realize that there are people out there, that consider themselves to be entrepreneurs, that actually don’t seem to know the difference between MRR and monthly transactions. I’ve noticed this over on Indie Hackers when a user will […]

How to loop through all files in an S3 bucket in PHP

By Josh Sherman
3 min read
development
aws
s3
php

Recently I decided to finally tackle the ever growing S3 bucket for the niche social network I run. The reason it’s ever growing is because I never implemented any sort of hard deletion logic. At one point, I was planning to move the images over to soft deletions, but never […]

Own your mistakes

By Josh Sherman
3 min read
entrepreneurship

I fucked up recently. Nothing that put any lives in danger, fortunately. You see, I started doing a re-engagement campaign to reach out to all of my users that weren’t currently on my semi-monthly product update newsletter list. This is actually something that’s come up quite a few times over […]