Getting better at git - in 5 lessons— Learning git using great stuff on the web
Is git occasionally (or often) a mystery to you? - You are not alone! I have pulled in a few hand picked resources, in this post you get the first few bite-sized lessons.
My Notes From QCon London 2016— I used my iPad Pro to take notes during the conference
My fifth QCon I try a new way to keep engaged and concentrated during the talks. Usually I bore quite easily and my mind wanders off, but taking notes often helps me to focus. I use FreeMind to take notes on my laptop, but this time I have tried the Paper-app by fiftythree.com on my new iPad Pro (with the Apple Pencil).
My budget virtual server in the cloud— Setting up and securing my server
Years ago I set up a blog and a couple of other things on a shared hosting-server; this was so long ago that virtualized servers were rare. Long overdue I am moving to a virtual private server - with a lot more flexibility. First step is to set up some basic provisioning (I use Ansible) and secure the server (using ufw and fail2ban).
apt 1.0 - old dog with new tricks— The package manager for Debian 'just' got more user friendly
If you're a Debian (or Ubuntu) Linux user you can probably use the simpler 'apt'-command and forget about 'apt-get', 'apt-cache' and 'dpkg'.
Loving readers with dek and lede— Usability tricks from the news business
You can easily make your blog more usable with a couple of old-timer usability tricks. And doing so might give away that you care about your readers.
Simple monitoring of web sites— Uptime monitoring using UptimeRobot – in under 60 mins
If you haven't got uptime monitoring on your site, there really is no excuse as you can set up something with minimal effort and free of charge.