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 AngularJS

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 did a great job with the content. If you’re a JavaScript developer looking to dive into Angular, this is a great (and free) place to start and form your own opinion on it.

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» then, Common Class Loader. If you answered «Pick and choose» then war file. In future blog posts, I’m going to outline both installations.

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, which, I’m not so hot with. Just something about it drives me nuts. I wanted to learn something different and waffled back and forth on Ember and Angular for about a week.

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: Crazy fun tcp/websocket talk -

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. Step 2: Let go of the “Down” button. Step 3: Hold down the “Down” button again for about 5 seconds.

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 never worked remotely before, so I didn’t know if it was going to be a good fit for me at all.

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 example tutorial I found on it online talks about Route 53 and setting up Cloudfront. Cloudfront is nice, but I don’t really need CDN-like capabilities across 5 different data-centers for what I’m hosting.

Dusting off the dust

After thinking about my blog for a month and trying to make a decision of what I was going to do, I reviewed google analytics and realized that: I haven’t been blogging that much. My most popular posts were minecraft / bukkit server setup and the railo setup guide. One of the issues of why I haven’t been blogging is that ever since I joined Wrecking Ball Media, I’ve just been super busy.