255 posts in the “techy” category

Viral campaigns with maitreJune 09, 2017

At Trustroots we ’ re experimenting with virality. I found maître, and it looked awesome. I reached out and they gave us a 50% discount…
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Problems with SiteGroundApril 23, 2017

I recently ditched all but one of my dedicated servers and decided to switch to shared hosting for all my PHP / WordPress sites. First I…
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WordPress behind a reverse proxyFebruary 20, 2017

Note to self, add this to the file in order to tell WordPress that it ’ s behind an SSL terminating reverse proxy.
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Social posting from WordPressFebruary 11, 2017

Now that composer is shutting down, I ’ m looking at how to send posts to Facebook, Twitter, and maybe LinkedIn while keeping the original…
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O2 DE Multicard Cheat SheetJune 22, 2016

Just switched to simplytel.de. Great deals right now, as far as Germany goes. 5GB data, unlimited calls / sms, 1GB of roaming data in the EU…
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Ansible and pam-ssh-agent-authMarch 09, 2016

When using ansible 2.0 with pam-ssh-agent-auth, I got this error: I eventually tracked down this , and the fix was to add the following to…
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iMac memory upgradeMarch 30, 2015

The memory upgrade from Crucial arrived this morning. After an initial false start and three beeps, we are up and running. Apparently memory…
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Authenticate sudo with SSH agentMarch 24, 2015

There ’ s a wonderful package called pam-ssh-agent-auth which allows sudo authentication via the SSH agent. This means no more typing…
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Easy GitHub backup with curlFebruary 17, 2015

We just deleted an old private GitHub repository. Before we did, I wanted a copy of the issues. Turns out, it ’ s super simple with curl. Of…
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Recalibrate the Hubsan X4January 22, 2015

If, like me, you ’ re too lazy to watch the video , here ’ s the steps: Turn on as normal, put the Hubsan in expert mode (press right…
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Advanced CrashPlan backup strategyDecember 28, 2014

Some lessons I ’ ve learned in my year and a half with CrashPlan. Please note, this is an advanced guide to CrashPlan. You have been…
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Samsung Note 10.1 2014December 27, 2014

I recently got a Samsung Note 10.1 2014 edition tablet. I wanted to replace paper note taking. I ’ ve been in a lot of meetings recently…
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Experiments with anonymous emailJuly 12, 2014

We recently received a letter from a German lawyer alleging a copyright violation. Time to say auf wiedersehen to internet surveillance and…
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Impress Remote on OSXApril 22, 2014

I was looking for ways to control a presentation from an android phone. Turns out LibreOffice has this baked right in, it ’ s called Impress…
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Small, stacked join / part messages in ColloquyApril 01, 2014

Colloquy is my IRC client of choice since switching to OSX. In busy channels, my screen can be overrun with messages telling me who joined…
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