Lessons Learned Running The Android Emulator

Posted on Sun 05 June 2016 in Tutorial • Tagged with linux, debian, android, cordova, developmentLeave a comment

I am in the process of learning the basics of Cordova development using the Cordova In Action book. The installation of all of the necessary tools wasn't too bad, but starting an emulator for the first time was really a pain. Here's what I encountered and how I ...

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Stupid Unix Tricks - Bash Math Captcha

Posted on Mon 29 February 2016 in Tutorial • Tagged with bash, scriptingLeave a comment

Let's say that you have a shell script that you run very frequently on pre-prod servers but very infrequently in your prod environment because it can cause outages or performance issues. Wouldn't it be nice if you had some sort of pre-execution hook that notified you that you ...

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Using The Eisenhower Matrix In Emacs Org-Mode

Posted on Tue 29 December 2015 in Tutorial • Tagged with emacs, org-mode, productivityLeave a comment

I just finished reading the The Procrastination Matrix article on the Wait But Why blog and it really spoke to me. I'm a big fan of using Org-Mode in Emacs to organize all of my tasks, and I wondered if I could make both of these systems work together ...

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Do Coinbase Payments Require An Active Browser Session?

Posted on Tue 22 December 2015 in Tutorial • Tagged with bitcoin, coinbaseLeave a comment

Recently I was experimenting with an offline bitcoin wallet and I wanted to use it to make a donation to mozilla.org. Mozilla uses Coinbase to process their bitcoin transactions, which means that the process goes something like this:

  1. You initiate the transaction on the target site (e.g. mozilla ...
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Fun With Clojure(script) - Baconbot 2.0

Posted on Fri 20 November 2015 in Tutorial • Tagged with programming, clojure, clojurescript, reaget, react.js, figwheel, humor, baconbot-seriesLeave a comment

This is the second post in a series of articles about writing my first real application using Clojure. For more information about why I'm doing this or how, please see my first article.

A Slight Change In Direction

I'm really happy with what I've created already. I ...

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