Remote Visual Studio Code With code-server

Getting code-server set up with Ubuntu 18.04 was a little tricky as their docs don’t really get into the details of how to set things up… at all. So here’s how to set up code-server on Ubuntu 18.04 on your own domain.

Standing Desk Experiment

You can now officially add me to the list of standing desk converts.

Rails Girls Houston 2.0

This weekend I participated in the second (semi annual, hopefully) Rails Girls Houston event and it was an absolute blast.

Apache-esqe Nginx Setup For PHP

If you’re here looking for the config file you’ll need, it’s directly below here. If you want the story behind why I made it and am now posting it, keep reading.

Polite Javascript

Let’s say you’re working with some legacy form submission javascript. You need to grab the value of the input with id='email' so you do something like:

Converting AVI to MP4 with ffmpeg

I wanted to convert a file from AVI (mpeg2, mp3) to MP4 (mpeg4, aac) to be able to play it on another device (one without VLC). I found a ‘helpful’ post on how to do this, but the commands were for a much much older (2008) version of ffmpeg. I then came across a ubuntu forums post that used the same commands but updated for the neweer (but still 2009) version of ffmpeg. After a little more fiddling, I finally found something that worked fantastic!

Node.js and jQuery and Rhythmbox

I wrote a node.js server that listens on port 3000 (with an index page to be served by a regular server) that can do rudimentary control of rhythmbox.

Backups or rm -rf

At my startup, we have a moderately sane deployment environment. Check-ins are automatically pushed to a staging server. When we want to push code to our live server, we manually move things.

Image Uploader and URL Shortener

I recently purchased the url with the intention of using it as a url shortener/image uploader. So i did.

Ho Hum Rovio