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Configuration Management tool: Ansible

Been learning and playing with Ansible this week as a CM tool. What do we use it for? After you spin up an EC2 instance you can use a Ansible to add users/groups, ssh keys, install packages all from a … Continue reading

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Redmine as a Help Desk Solution

I’ve gotten decent at understanding a lot of features of Redmine.  I have been tasked with customizing and configuring Redmine to an internal IT Help Desk solution.  If you install a theme, a bunch of plugins, and change the layout … Continue reading

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Lesson Learned: O365 cloud mail nameserver change

Was a little careless today with helping someone transfer their GoDaddy domain and O365 mail to a new server (transferring their nameserver).  When I looked at the GoDaddy domain DNS log, I saw all these entries that looked related to … Continue reading

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CodeIgniter base project

If you are starting a CodeIgniter project, I’d recommend using https://github.com/kenjis/codeigniter-composer-installer as your base.  Composer makes things so much easier.  Then for User management and authentication use Ion_Auth (GitHub) If you need LDAP, Adldap2 is really easy to use. From … Continue reading

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Selectize.js onInit load data for autocomplete

Selectize.js is a neat UI tool.  I got introduced to it via a coworker used it in a project.  I didn’t bother to really look into it until recently when I wanted to do autocomplete and multiple selects. I didn’t … Continue reading

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DigitalOcean

Finally signed up for DigitalOcean’s services.  I chose them more because I like the How To articles they have to help one get up and running.  You can get a better deal with Linode but I wanted to support DigitalOcean … Continue reading

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CodeIgniter3 .htaccess removing index.php subdomain

Below is the general documentation for editing the .htaccess file to remove index.php from a url The documentation examples is example.com/index.php/news/article/my_article will be the same as example.com/news/article/my_article using .htaccess file of: RewriteEngine On RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d RewriteRule … Continue reading

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SCALE 15x

Went to the SoCal Linux Expo today.  First time attending and it was pretty neat.  I went to the Reactor8 guys talks/workshop.  Didn’t know anything they were talking about at first but eventually got an idea of their talks.  Beginning … Continue reading

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Time to relearn a new skill: Spark

I took a Spark class maybe earlier this year but can’t say I really remember any of it.  Figured I’ll just start at the beginning with an Intro to Spark class on edx.org. https://courses.edx.org/courses/course-v1:BerkeleyX+CS105x+1T2016/info   These days just developing an … Continue reading

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Clash Royale Card Calculator

I play Clash Royale and decided to make a card calculator to calculate what level troops I would have with all my cards and how much gold it would cost.  I don’t upgrade all of the troops because who has … Continue reading

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