Brew Installing IRSSI on Yosemite

To install irssi on osx / yosemite using brew, you’ll need to install the xcode command line tools first. From the terminal, type: xcode-select —install Once that's installed and you agree to the XCODE T&A, then you can install IRSSI.…

Review: Shaping up with Angular.js

I recently read on twitter that CodeSchool had a free course, Shaping up with Angular.js. I've already been deep diving into Angular.js for a couple of weeks now, but I decided to pause and see if there was anything I was missing. I have to say that CodeSchool…

Railo - War vs. Common Class

I often get asked how I install Railo and why I chose one over the other. It boils down to a simple question. When you're setting up a server, do you want Railo enabled for all websites or the ability to pick and choose? If you answered is "All websites…

First Impressions: Angular JS

My wife is off for a 24 hour codefest (/jealous) and left me at home with the kids for the night. I decided do my own codefest since one kid went to a sleepover and another kid is hosting his own sleepover here at home. We use backbone at work…

Go Beginnings

In attempts to become a polyglot, I've been learning a language outside of my day job language (CFML). Aaron Greenlee suggested I take a look at Go Programming Language. So, I've been poking at it with a stick here and there. Every growing links I find useful: http://golang.org…

Reset your GeekDesk

I have a GeekDesk, every now and then the display says "rSt" -- I keep having to look up the PDF to find the reset instructions, so here they are: Initial System Reset / Reset Procedure Step 1: Hold down the “Down” button to lower the desktop until the desktop stops…

Working remote

Late 2012, I was laid off from a 12 year job which turned out to be an inconvenient blessing in disguise. I rushed to get my resume out there and I fielded a bunch of opportunities. I was rather surprised that some of them were for remote work. I had…

Hosting static websites on Amazon S3

In an attempt to reduce debt and move some sites off my virtual server so I can close it down, I've decided to relocate the static websites over to Amazon S3. This post outlines how to do so, without the need of signing up for Amazon Cloudfront as well. Every…