VPS $5 Showdown - October 2018 - DigitalOcean vs. Lightsail vs. Linode vs. Vultr

By Josh Sherman
8 min read

After many months of enduring inquiries about why I was no longer including Amazon’s Lightsail VPS offering, I’m giving up in and including it in the mix again. Originally it was dropped because they don’t currently offer Ubuntu 18.04 LTS which I was doing my benchmarks against. For me personally, […]

Hibernate laptop on lid close with systemd-boot on Arch Linux

By Josh Sherman
5 min read
arch linux

Want to start this post off by thanking my buddy Dean for writing this great guide to setting up hibernate with Arch Linux. Unfortunately, when I went to consult this post the other day to get things setup on my Galago Pro his site was down. Funny enough, it was […]

Portal at Eleven

By Josh Sherman
2 min read

Eleven years ago today, Portal was released. I happened to have picked the game up a few years later, in 2009, as part of one of the many Steam sales on The Orange Box. And like many games I’ve procured during Steam (and Humble Bundle sales), it took me another […]

How to install YakYak on Arch Linux

By Josh Sherman
2 min read
arch linux

YakYak is my favorite desktop client for Google Hangouts. It has a clean and familiar UI (with different themes), is cross platform and usually runs pretty well. It’s an Electron app, so if that’s a problem for you, this may not be the client for you. I currently run the […]

Speed up your shell prompt when using Node Version Manager

By Josh Sherman
3 min read

I absolutely hate using version managers like nvm and rvm. These days I don’t run any project session management like tmuxinator and tend to forget that I need to be switching Node.js versions depending on the project I am on. I know, I know… I really should get back to […]