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coursera -Exploring ​and ​Preparing ​your ​Data with BigQuery

Signed up for coursera today.  What led me to sign up with them is that the completion of specialized tracks Certificates Course is by ‘Google Cloud’ .Decided to start with Exploring ​and ​Preparing ​your ​Data with BigQuery.  This 4 week course … Continue reading

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What are those command options? explainshell.com

If you ever wondered what those options to a command are like rsync -avh folder1 /path/to/remote/dir Command: rsync Options: avh explainshell.com is the place to go have those option deciphered.

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Way better technical problem site: Hackerrank.com

Screw the last post and interviewbits hackerrank way better.  The site and challenges feels more legit with much more explanation of question and expected input and output.  For the 2nd question totally missed the ability to run your code first … Continue reading

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Technical Interview example website: InterviewBit

Looking to brush up on technical interview questions.  Ran across this site, InterviewBit.  Only in the time complexity section, didn’t like the learning videos at all so skipped to the basic primer questions.  It’s OK just to get some practice … Continue reading

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DigitalOcean Ubuntu 14 -> 16

Finally getting around to upgrading my DigitalOcean Ubutu LAMP droplet from Ubuntu 14 -> 16. Steps: BACKUP db (I forgot this step!!). Ideally copy db dump to local Make a snapshot of droplet sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade sudo … Continue reading

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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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