How to install Node.js v12.x on Debian and Ubuntu

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

Feels like barely a week goes by without a new release from the Node.js team. This past week v12.0.0 was released promising speed improvements. It’s an important release because it’s slated to become the long-term service release in October 2019 with maintenance ending April 2022. If you’re starting a brand […]

Get Rid of Your Kids

By Jenny Sherman
4 min read
introspection
parenting

Kids, they’re expensive. I don’t even what to think about how much it costs to raise a child from birth to age 18. And then there’s college. Hopefully they graduate and get into a decent career. Fingers crossed they aren’t in debt from student loans. Fingers and toes crossed they […]

30 Days a Vegetarian

By Josh Sherman
5 min read
health
fitness

Never thought I would utter the words “giving up meat” and “for religious reasons” separately let alone together in the same sentence. Yes, I did give up meat for a bit, for the majority of the Lent this year. Nearly made it all the way to the end, roughly 40 […]

How to address an envelope

By Josh Sherman
2 min read
life skills

Recently while dropping by my locally owned and operated UPS store, I got to overhear a question asked by an adult that appeared to be around my age. They asked the clerk where the recipient’s address was supposed to go on the envelope they were mailing. I was kind of […]

Stop asking for handouts

By Josh Sherman
4 min read
humanity
rant

Rarely a week goes by that I’m not hit up by somebody asking me to do them a favor. By favor, I actually mean handout. Why do I mean handout? Because favors tend to be something that can be paid back and from where I’m sitting, there’s no way for […]