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How to install Node.js 10 on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

Two days before Canonical dropped the latest and greatest long term service release of Ubuntu, the Node.js Foundation dropped the latest and greatest (and eventually long term service release) of Node.js. Due to the timing of things, Ubuntu 18.04 LTS was shipped with the current long term service release of […]

How to install the latest version of Node.js 8 on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

Right on schedule, Canonical has released the latest long term service release of Ubuntu, version 18.04. This particular release is shipping with Node.js 8 which is the current long term service release of Node.js. Unfortunately, the version which shipped (8.10.0) is already a bit behind the latest version, 8.11.1 (at […]

I deleted my Facebook and here's what happened

Not a damned thing. Nothing bad at least. Unless you count typing facebook.com a few times a day when I was trying to avoid the things I should be doing. Time heals all wounds though ;) With that, I have never considered myself addicted to Facebook. In fact, I went […]

So I guess that makes me a liar

It was just over a year ago that I wrote this gem. I shouted to the world that I was done fucking around with how my blog looked and would solely focus on content creation moving forward. Indefinitely. 5ever. Then a little over a year later, I got a bug […]

How to install Firefox Developer Edition in GNOME on Debian Stretch

Haven’t said much about it, but I’ve recently moved back to Firefox on all of my devices. Nightly on my phone, and Developer Edition on my computers. The installation on Arch was a piece of cake (as expected) but on my iMac running Debian 9 (Stretch) I had issues with […]

Chunking an array in JavaScript

Recently I was working with some data coming out of a Redis pipeline and I wanted to take the data and split it up into an array of X items per key. I was working with PHP, this wouldn’t have been a big deal, just use array_chunk and get on […]

$5 VPS Showdown - April 2018 - DigitalOcean vs. Linode vs. Vultr - West Coast Edition

This month I’m switching it up and comparing servers on the west coast, specifically in or around the San Francisco area. Also, I’m going back to only comparing 5 buck instances in the hope that it will free up a bit more time in the future so I can add […]

Unable to open GNOME settings on Arch Linux after GNOME upgrade

Often times I blog about topics because I want to make sure I have a record of an issue and how I resolved it. This is one of those times. As discussed last week, I recently made the switch from Debian to Arch Linux. The biggest draw for me was […]

The Distrohopper, or There and Back Again

In a town in East Texas there lived a distrohopper… To catch you up, I’m a Linux user from the mid-1990s that was hot for Slackware had a brief affair with Gentoo on an iBook before settling into the ease of Ubuntu. Then I took a tragic detour into the […]

How to !important inline styles in React

If you’ve ever used Bootstrap, you probably know that it’s pretty aggressive in it’s use of !important in it’s styles. At CrowdSync we love Bootstrap, having ditched Foundation for it, but the overzealous approach to !important does get in our way sometimes. Similar to our post earlier in the week, […]

Using <style /> blocks in React

Every once in a while you are faced with a scenario where the best course of action is to slap a &lt;style /&gt; block in the middle of your code. For us, it was that time we wanted to set an arbitrary width (selected by the user) on a component, […]

VPS Showdown: DIY Edition

My very first “Linode vs. DigitalOcean” post dates back to a simpler time back in February of 2013. Over the past 5 years of doing these posts, the benchmarks have evolved and subjectively “improved”. Now I used to post the commands I was running with each benchmark but since I […]

URL routing in PHP

The other day I was checking out what folks are querying to get to my site. Of course a ton of people get here looking for VPS comparison, but what surprised me was the volume of queries for “PHP routing”. Back in 2015 I had posted a basic page rounding […]

Get your own dotfiles

These are my dotfiles. There are many like them, but these are mine. A lot of folks do it. They publish their dotfiles because they want other people to enjoy them. Free as in Freedom and all of that. And there’s not a damn thing wrong with that workflow. I […]

DigitalOcean flexible droplets compared

Switching it up this month. DigitalOcean recently released flexible plans at 15$ per droplet and I thought it would be fun to dig a bit deeper into them instead of just doing a side by side comparison of the different providers. These droplets come in three varieties: 1 GB of […]

Eggs by the ounce

Eggs. I could eat them for every meal. They are inexpensive, nutritious and versatile. Most days, I eat two eggs for breakfast. Extra large eggs. This past week I had my normal breakfast fare of about a quarter cup of spinach, black beans and turkey sausage fried up with a […]

How to tell if your shell is a subshell of Vim

If you’re like me, you use Vim. If you’re like me, you use :sh[ell]. If you’re like me, you forget that you used :sh and open Vim again. I’ve been getting better about it, but every once in a while I end up with 2 or 3 nested Vim processes […]

5 tips to help you find the confidence to start blogging

Spent some time catching up with my buddy Will this past week. We both started new chapters in our lives around the same time last year and he had was curious if I had any input on things he could do to help him get to where he’s going. Starting […]

Minimalist git prompt

For as long as I can remember, I have had some sort of git status as part of my shell prompt. Early on I had used the canned git prompt scripts that are floating around out there. I felt they were way too bloated with the 42-some-odd glyphs that they […]

VPS Showdown - January 2018 - DigitalOcean vs. Linode vs. Vultr

As promised, I am trying to get a new VPS Showdown post out on a monthly basis. I wasn’t sure if I was going to do them at the beginning of each month or not, but I am glad I waited as DigitalOcean shook things up by doubling their RAM […]

PHPUnit with multiple versions of PHP and HHVM on Travis CI

Recently I was updating my PHP Lorem Ipsum library in an attempt to get it testing on HHVM on Travis CI alongside the other versions of PHP I was testing against. Incidentally, the last time I had worked on the project, I had to work out some kinks with older […]

7 Minute Workout Review

Part of my 2018 goals this year is to do at least 1,000 reps of body weight exercises per month. Being too lazy to do the research on what kind of exercises I should be doing and on which days, I did what any red-blooded American would do… I DOWNLOADED […]

2017 Year in Review

The year was two thousand and seventeen and I made a formal decree that I would not engage in any new side projects that year. They were distracting and I already had a full plate with my existing projects as well as the goals I had laid out for myself. […]

Days until Christmas in JavaScript

Time again for one of my holiday cop out posts :) Here’s a couple of ways to calculate the number of days until Christmas: Vanilla JavaScript Math.floor((+new Date('2018-12-25') - +new Date()) / 86400000) Using momentjs moment('2018-12-25').diff(moment(), 'days') Merry Christmas! […]

VPS Showdown - December 2017 - DigitalOcean vs. Linode vs. Vultr

It’s about that time again, folks! Based on the feedback I’ve received on previous “VPS Showdown” posts, I’ve changed a few things up! First off, I’m offering up data on both the $5 and $20 price points to paint a decent picture of how things can scale up on a […]