It has been a long, weird evening, with a lot of time spent on computer updates and a dead car battery.Continue reading post "#2916"
With T Mobile’s free unlimited data upgrade ending June 30th, but no end in site for my working from home, I upgraded my plan to their “Simply Prepaid Unlimited Plus” level.Continue reading post "#2911"
I’m quite glad to see labels (similar to GMail’s) are finally landing in Fastmail.Continue reading post "#2897"
Today I learned that PHP’s
mkdir() with the octal permission argument apparently doesn’t support any value other than
0 in the leftmost octal spot (where setuid, setgid, and sticky bit go).
I installed Homebrew, a Mac package manager, recently on my main computer.Continue reading post "Homebrew install.sh without root"
I wanted to make my command line shell prompt to be more noticeable and nicer with some color. I wanted to take advantage of 256 colors when available, but fall back to a simpler color scheme when only 8 colors are available, and to no colors if none are available.Continue reading post "Color shell prompt for available colors"
A few web servers that I’ve needed to access for work have blocked my connection when connecting via tethering to my phone internet (T-Mobile). To get around this, I used an SSH tunnel as a SOCKS proxy for my web traffic.Continue reading post "SSH tunnel as “poor mans” VPN"
I discovered and played with the CLI text based file browser Midnight Commander this weekend.Continue reading post "Midnight Commander"
I recently tried to install vagrant on a Mac OS X.11 (El Capitan) machine, but ran into trouble.Continue reading post "Vagrant on Mac El Capitan problem"
I recently found myself needing to replace some text in a PDF for confidentiality reasons.Continue reading post "Replacing text in PDF"