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Rails Engines - Part 1

Feb. 18, 2019

Rails Engines have been around for a quite a while. Many of the popular Gems (Devise, etc) that we work with through our day-to-day as a Rails developer are actually Rails Engines. The purpose of these Rails Engines is to provide additional tools/techniques...

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WSL + Docker Bind Mounts

Jan. 11, 2019

Docker + WSL is a Linux developers dream came true for anyone using a Windows platform at home.

Following tutorials like this and that are great, but they aren't flawless, most of miss out on the important part.

In order to get bind mounts working...

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ESXi vim-cmd Grammar/Parser

Aug. 26, 2018

Govc is super cool, but sadly it doesn't fully work with my ESXi setup since my license doesn't have support for writing to the SDK endpoint. What I want is the ability create a new VM remotely, but for the free license of ESXi.

starts another new...

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Showing All Positive Expenses in Ledger

Jul. 5, 2017

I typically need to check to see what my current expenses are over the last month without seeing any payments and this is how I do it:

ledger reg visa -p 'last month' -l 'amount<0'

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Famous Chicken Finger Sauce

Mar. 28, 2017

I recently found a recipe for a famous chicken finger sauce on Reddit. The comments make me optimistic.

1⁄2 cup mayonnaise
1⁄4 cup ketchup
1⁄2 teaspoon garlic salt (you can substitute garlic and salt)
1⁄4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1⁄2 teaspoon...

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Docker Gitea SSH Setup

Mar. 25, 2017

Been having problems using http to push a large-ish repo. Setting up a ssh key works, but my Docker host is already running on port 22. Here is how you can specify a different port via git push

$ git remote add origin ssh://git@gitea.tld:10022/silasb...

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New CoreDNS Docker Image

Mar. 8, 2017

Today I finally finished my first Docker image: silasb/coredns the cooresponding Git repo is here.

$ docker pull silasb/coredns
$ docker run --name dns -d -p 53:53/udp -p 53:53 silasb/coredns
$ dig @ +short

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Broccoli Cheese and Potato Soup

Dec. 30, 2016

As an engineer and a new puppy owner, it's been more difficult to get meals prepared. Whether the it's giving enough attention to Morty or answering Slack messages there's always a distraction. Slow cooking has been a great way for me to get a delicious...

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Uses 2016

Dec. 10, 2016

My portable computer is late 2013 13 inch Macbook Pro Retina, but it's mostly a web browsing machine as I do most my development on my local server. This machine is connected to a Dell SP2309W, which has an amazing screen resolution of 2048x1152. It...

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