This is the first of what I hope will be a recurring feature. Once a week, I will write a blog post that covers things I’ve learned and links I’ve found. Hopefully it doesn’t suck, and hopefully I can keep up with it.
I am not going to turn this into a rant. I have a lot of strong opinions on the Women in Tech issue, but I’m keeping the scope of this limited to the fact that GitHub now offers a free private repo to women.
My company is in the awkward phase of small-transitioning-to-medium-sized. This means we’re small enough to not need (or want to spend money on) huge enterprise-class systems, but big enough to need to automate some stuff.
I’m a big fan of GitHub (and was a fan of Sourceforge back when it was what all the cool kids were using), but there’s one limitation that I’ve run into a few times that can be very frustrating, and that’s the inability to share deploy keys across multiple repos.
If you find yourself using Amazon SES for sending outgoing emails in a PHP web app, getting everything set up is much simpler than it may seem. In my case, this was on an AWS Linux image, but it will work on any Fedora/CentOS AMI.
Infographics are hot right now, and I couldn’t be happier. Data visualization has always been fascinating to me, so much so that I was featured in FastCompany Magazine in February talking about how much I love it. (Yeah, I know. Pathetically shameless plug. Get over it.)
I love AWS, but the way my company works, we often find ourselves in a position where we have to pass hosting costs through to the client, and Amazon doesn’t give you any basic utility in the console to do just that.
I wasn’t actually planning on writing this post, but was inspired by a friend whose tech company has decided to enter the blogging space. He was an infrequent blogger before, waiting until he felt he had something he really needed to say. Then he’d spend hours and hours on a single post, obsessing and rewriting,…
Because I’m a giant loser who thinks that analyzing apache logs is an awesome way to spend a Friday night, I’ve noticed a huge upswing in the amount of traffic coming from IP addresses in China – to the degree that it’s actually eating up huge amounts of bandwidth.
I’m pretty sure that reading YouTube comments actually gives you cancer. At the very least, it will cause you to seriously question your faith in humanity. Thankfully, TannerStoke has the answer.