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How to Install Docker on Ubuntu 19.04 "Disco"

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I haven’t blogged in two months. I’ll mark my return with a short but useful post. I installed Ubuntu 19.04 on my new desktop (post coming soon) and ran into a snag. Installing Docker by following their docs failed. Docker (the company) doesn’t have a build of Docker (the product) available for Ubuntu 19.04 “Disco Dingo” yet. So my options were: Just use the distro provided package of Docker. continue reading →

Automatic Timezones on the Ubuntu Desktop

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There’s a setting in Ubuntu called “Automatic Time Zone”. Even if you have it set to “On”, there’s a good chance it doesn’t work. Here’s why and how to fix it.

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Trying out Development Builds of Hugo

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Hugo has fairly frequent releases. It’s one of the many things I like about it. Once in awhile though you may want to test out the in-development version of Hugo. Maybe there’s a new feature or bug fix that’s merged that you just can’t wait to use, or maybe there’s a larger change coming that the development team needs help testing. Maybe you just like living wildly. Regardless of your reason, here’s three ways to run the development version of Hugo.

This is specifically showing you how to use unreleased, probably buggy software. Keep that in mind.

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Running Ubuntu Core 18 on Linode

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Ubuntu Core is a variant of the traditional Ubuntu operating system with Linux Snaps at its heart. It ditches Apt and Debian packages for Snaps which enables a transactional and lightweight OS. Ubuntu Core is intended to run for IoT use cases such as on embedded devices and popular single-board computers such as the Raspberry Pi. I’m going to show you how to run it on Linode because… well because we can!

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Pocket Casts Desktop for Linux v0.2.0 Released

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Towards the end of 2018 I took the Pocket Casts webapp and packaged it to release the Pocket Casts Desktop for Linux. Since then, lots of people have been asking for one thing, media key support. With Pocket Casts Desktop for Linux v0.2.0, this has been delivered. If you have the snap installed, you’ll have this update shortly. The .deb can be found in the GitHub Release page. Seeing this for the first time? continue reading →

CircleCI Tricolor Desktop Wallpaper

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I’m back with another custom CircleCI desktop wallpaper. This one is a tri-color CircleCI logo.

You’ll find the preview in this post but you can download the full resolution 4K/16:9 version (for normal laptops) and a nearly-4K/16:10 version (for Macbook-like laptops) from the links below.

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CircleCI Nightscape Desktop Wallpaper

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I’m back with another custom CircleCI desktop wallpaper. This one is the CircleCI logo in the stars of a beautiful nightscape.

You’ll find the preview in this post but you can download the full resolution 4K/16:9 version (for normal laptops) and a nearly-4K/16:10 version (for Macbook-like laptops) from the links below.

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Hugo Operating System & Architecture Stats

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Hugo is a static site generator (SSG) and it is awesome.

I’m working on a Hugo project and it made me wonder, “Which operating systems is Hugo used the most on?”. So I created a poll on the Hugo forums to find out. I then decided to take it a step further and enlist the help of some GitHub data as well.

Below you’ll find all of my results.

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CircleCI Valentine's Day Desktop Wallpaper

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I’m back with another custom CircleCI desktop wallpaper. This one just in time for Valentine’s Day.

You’ll find the preview in this post but you can download the full resolution 4K/16:9 version (for normal laptops) and a nearly-4K/16:10 version (for Macbook-like laptops) from the links below.

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My January 2019 Linux Snap Package Metrics

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I maintain a few Snap packages (installable Linux software packages) and I’ve been very interested in the metrics that Snapcraft (the Snap Store) provides. It’s a (minor) indicator of how large the snap user base is (or at least growth) as well as how useful a snap may or may not be. In October I started this Linux Snap Package Metrics series and I’ll be updating every month with the numbers until someone tells me otherwise 😄.

P.S. I missed a month, but I had a baby so that’s probably a good excuse.

Here’s the metrics for snaps I maintain for the past month:

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