1. Quick tip: dependency free Linux package conversion

    How do you feel about your favorite software not having a RPM package when you're using Fedora? Or how about that cool thing built by RedHat that just doesn't install easily on your Debian rig? Have you ever heard of alien? It's a command line tool to convert to and…


  2. On static pages and replacing the tenders.exposed website

    A bit of background would be needed first. There's an Ember app (namely Elvis), running entirely in the client. We have some static pages that have to be easy to manage for non-Ember devs. We also have a Wordpress instance we'd like to remove, because it adds complexity and yet…

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  3. Debugging Node.js - a quick intro

    So how exactly do you debug this thing? In the terminal? By doing a bunch of console.log() every here and there until you figure it out? Or maybe you're using the --debug flag? Here are some answers that helped me along the way, posting them here both as a…

    on programming chrome node

  4. Flush Chrom{e,ium} DNS cache

    If you're deploying things, you definitely were annoyed last time when you had to switch away from Chrome just to make sure the change was propagated. But there's a way to clear off Chrome's host cache. I only discovered it today, so I'm recording it here: Go to chrome://net-internals/…

    on software chrome cache

  5. Sketchup 2016 via wine and PlayOnLinux

    I've never done this kind of guide before, but here's a start. Below, a step by step guide on how to install SketchUp 2016 using PlayOnLinux. Some key points: Windows version must be configured in Wine to W7. SketchUp 2017 does not work. Don't try it, you'll waste your time.…

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