You could call it a blog

  • Use google music from the command line
    4 August 2015

    I like google music its an inexpensive and reliable service with a fairly good collection of music and I can upload my collection too.

  • My vundle - vim extentions
    16 July 2015

    I use vim as my editor, I am far from a leet user but am comfortable with it and find it speeds up my development compared to other editors I have tried.

  • Capture and print HTTP request
    14 April 2015

    So I wanted to see what this app was exporting (http request wise), so I created the following Rack app to listen on a given port, then I could capture and print what the app was posting

  • Use sshuttle to create a VPN
    26 March 2015

    So I was running some end2end tests of a our software stack, part of which involved using Selenium to register a user. The registeration process involved being sent an email that contained a “confirmation” link.

  • Port forward locally
    12 March 2015

    So I was trying to test out a web service deep inside a private network which I had to create a number of SSH tunnels to access.

  • A REPL a Rails app
    2 February 2015

    I wanted a tool to do little tricks within MyApp, they were abit beond rake tasks, so I thought i’d give writting a custom REPL a do.

  • Chef and Vagrant sitting in a tree
    23 January 2015

    Chef and Vagrant - Getting started

  • Docker on my VPS
    21 January 2015

    So I got fed up with Heart Internet, they do not rock my world, so looked around and seeing as ByteMark sponser alot of FLOSS stuff I thought I’d give’m a try. I was tempted by DigitalOcean as they are so cheap, but it would make me feel like a sell-out.

  • Move sidekiq jobs from one queue to another
    30 September 2014

    We had a problem the other day that resulted in many jobs getting put into the default queue for sidekiq workers to process, this held up other more important jobs.

  • Fixed width file processing with awk
    1 May 2014

    Sadly some old skool systems are still in use and therefore I get the odd fixed width file to deal with.