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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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Determine Source Code Size and Complexity with SCC

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I came across a pretty cool tool I wanted to share called Sloc, Cloc and Code or rather, SCC. It describes itself as: “scc is a very fast accurate code counter with complexity calculations and COCOMO estimates written in pure Go”.

I’m working on a project with a very old codebase. I knew there was going to be a lot of code, but I wanted to better understand what I was working with. scc allows me to see each programming language that the code uses, number of lines, comments, files, etc. It’s a very fast and useful tool.

Here’s what it looks like and how to install and use it.

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Introducing DocsThursday: A Monthly Documentation "Party"

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I love open source documentation and if you’re reading this, maybe you do too. I have a personal mantra of “Inspire, Educate, Motivate” and documentation fits right into that. Documentation allows us to educate others to a near infinite scale.

You know, I partially owe my career to the free and accessible Linux server documentation that is available on the Linode Docs website. I’m a die-hard Ubuntu user but I can’t tell you the countless times the Arch Linux Wiki has helped me out of tight spots.

Docs are invaluable.

I want to motivate more people to contribute and learn from one another on how we can make better contributions and better doc websites. DocsThursday is a party, campaign, workshop, or whatever you want to call it to create and contribute to open source documentation on the 3rd Thursday of every month.

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Three Years In, I Have a New Role at CircleCI

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At the start of 2016 I signed on to be a Developer Evangelist at CircleCI. I left Linode and New Jersey behind to drive across the entire country. I settled into San Francisco and started my new job at this little startup with less than 50 people.

Three years later I’m back home in New York City, completed my U.S. Navy contract, had a baby girl (thank you for the time off CircleCI), and the company is now at 150+ people. A lot has changed with the platform as well.

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My 2019 Goals

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Near the end of December I wrote a friendly post on social media asking about what everyone’s 2019 goals were. I wanted to have a fun discussion and see what people were striving for and interested in for the new year. I got several likes on the post but no comments - not a single one.

I was a bit disappointed. Do my friends and family not have goals? Are they too personal to share? I’m not sure but I decided to lead by example instead of wondering. Here are my 2019 goals.

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