2017 Year in Review

By Josh Sherman
2 min read
retrospection

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

By Josh Sherman
1 min read
development
javascript
nodejs

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

By Josh Sherman
4 min read
reviews
hosting
digitalocean
linode
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 […]

Upgrade to Node.js 8.x on Debian and Ubuntu

By Josh Sherman
1 min read
development
javascript
nodejs
linux
debian
ubuntu

Not too long ago I wrote a post on how to upgrade to Node.js 8.x on Ubuntu 17.10. Post has done well but it’s generated quite a few inquiries on if it would work on other versions of Ubuntu, specifically LTS versions. This guide should work for both Debian (Wheezy, […]

Debian is stable

By Josh Sherman
1 min read
linux
debian

I can hear you now… “No shit Josh! Debian’s one of the most stable Linux distros [sic] they even main their main branch ‘stable’!!~!” In my quest for bleeding edge software, specifically, the latest version of Gnome, I lost sight of that simple truth. With that, Arch crashed for the […]