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It's 2024, Happy New Year!

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I’m a bit late but Happy New Year Internet! 🎉 I’m looking forward to a great year. Unlike some, I’m still excited about a fresh year starting and what opportunities lie ahead. One thing I plan to change however, is how I go about sharing my dreams and goals. Instead of sharing them here and now, I am going to share more things as they happen. Changes in life, new projects, cancelled projects, etc. continue reading →

Adjusting LG UltraFine Brightness on Linux

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Not interested in my rambling and want to go straight to the solution? click here The year before Covid hit, what feels like a decade ago, I was setting up my little home office in New York. I sort of knew what I was getting for most of my computer gear but choosing a monitor was difficult. I’m not a fan of large monitors but I am a fan of high definition. continue reading →

GNOME Shell versions by Distro

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Looking into GNOME extension development I quickly became aware that they are dependant on GNOME Shell versions. While I can easily determine which version of GNOME Shell one of my computers is running, it becomes more work when I had to consider multiple Ubuntu versions as well as what others might be using. Since I couldn’t find this information in one place, I decided to put together a table of some Linux distros, their recent releases, and which GNOME Shell version they are using. continue reading →

How to Install Go On Raspberry Pi OS

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Working on homelab tasks at home, I had the need to compile some Go (Golang) code on a Raspberry Pi. I’ve found varying advice online and some involved installing a bunch of extra tools. Instead, I decided to whip up a quick shell one-liner that installs Go directory from the official <Go.dev> website for the Raspberry Pi. Please note, this is for the Raspberry Pi 4 running Raspberry Pi OS 64-bit. continue reading →

Celebrating Docs and Tech Writers

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Documentation teams and tech writers are underappreciated. Recently I’ve had the urge to share some docs pride out into the open.

After joining the team formally known as Docs at CircleCI, I learned of an internal team channel called #docs-r-us. I thought it was fairly silly and cute. And so, my “Docs R us” desktop wallpaper is born.

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

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Populate Manufacturers for 'isc-dhcp-server' Leases

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I ran dhcp-lease-list on my Ubuntu router to pull up the list assigned IPs it has given out on my network. There is a manufacturer column in the output that is empty. Above the whole table, there’s a message:

“To get manufacturer names please download http://standards.ieee.org/regauth/oui/oui.txt to /usr/local/etc/oui.txt”

The problem is, that URL doesn’t work.

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I Got Married!

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A few days ago I celebrated my CircleCI anniversary. Yesterday, I made a brand new anniversary date. I got married to my beautiful partner and mother to my children. ❤️

Celebrating 7 Years at CircleCI With Continuous.Academy

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Today marks my 7 year anniversary at CircleCI. Those of you who are familiar with startups know what a rarity this is. Over my career many of my colleagues tend to last 2-4 years at a company before moving on. While I’m not planning on leaving just yet, there’s been something on my mind. A project I’ve been wanting to build for years to sum up my experience at CircleCI.

As my 7 year anniversary approached, I figured today would be a great day to kick off this project and serve as a forcing function. Let’s talk about Continuous.Academy.

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How to Install Java 8 on macOS

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Let’s get straight to the “how” and stick around if you want to know the “why”.

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brew tap homebrew/cask-versions
brew install --cask temurin8

Now here’s some information on why this works and what it does.

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Deprecating Zoom Manager & my AWS Docker Image

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Unfortunately I am deprecating two projects of mine, both of which have many users. The good news is that I have chosen great alternate solutions for each.

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