My first open source contribution was just accepted! (Technically, it’s my 2nd contribution, but 1st accepted one!) It was a very minor change, just an update to the user’s profile page on GitLab. Nevertheless, it’s a great feeling, knowing that I can directly improve a great product that I actually use. And I gained a bit… Continue reading Squashing commits in git
I discovered Vagrant earlier this week and have become immediately smitten. As I bounce around from my PC to my laptop to my work laptop, I have a lot of dev environments to manage. Vagrant manages all of that business for me now! The TL;DR of this post is that you need to be sure… Continue reading Friday Fix: Fix dll issue with Vagrant on Nvidia hardware
I’ve been working with a colleague on getting a logo designed for the game company he has recently started. The designer that was hired used a font called “Exo” in the logo. The source file was given to us in a .svg file. And in order to view the logo with the correct font, I… Continue reading How to add an OpenType Font (OTF) to Ubuntu
So I’m investigating an Eclipse error I’m getting on my dev laptop and need to search for a bit of text in a file that may be in a hidden file somewhere in my workspace. I don’t trust Eclipse’s global File search (Ctrl + H) to be thorough enough for my needs. I need to… Continue reading Searching on Linux – ‘grep’ command
I am not sure how long Github has offered their Pages service, but I only recently discovered it. And, as I have been trying to improve my workflow, I found the idea of deploying my site with a simple “git push” very enticing. I experimented briefly with Pages and decided to go with Github for… Continue reading Merge git history from two separate projects
Any idea what it is?
I bought a Raspberry Pi for myself this Fall in order to play around with the minicomputer that is so popular these days as an opportunity to teach myself a little more about Linux, hardware, and networking. I read many many posts about lots of individuals running the Pi as a media server for their… Continue reading Raspberry Pi and XBMC: A wasted opportunity
Still here. Just limping along without an internet connection at the moment.
My laptop has been crawling lately, and not just because Box is running the background. Some damn “Windows Search Indexer” service is chewing up half my CPU cycles. My laptop is crippled enough, here’s how I fixed this errant ‘Windows Search Indexer’ service in Windows 8. First, bring up the right sidebar, and click on the Search button.… Continue reading Friday Fix: Windows Search Indexer
I have a Samsung Epic 4G. A really old-ass Android phone. Fortunately for me, Android is an open platform and a very talented pool of hackers and coders have created a vibrant non-commercial ecosystem. Case in point, I am running Android 4.1.2 (Jelly Bean) on a phone that Samsung never intended to get past Android 2.3 (Gingerbread).… Continue reading Friday Fix: Android keyboard not working