1. Source.Unsplash FTW!

    For a number of years now, whenever I’ve needed free high-resolution images for almost anything, I’ve turned to the awesome resource that is Unsplash.com. They have grown from a small blog featuring beautiful, royalty-free photography, to one of the world foremost visual communities. Originally born out of frustration with the stock media experiences of the time, the Unsplash license allows you to use any photos published on their platform for free, even for commercial purposes, without attribution! Just take a look at what their license says: …


  2. Sauce Like a Boss ☕️

    Are you a lazy developer like me? Would you go to great medium lengths merely to save a few keystrokes? My awesome devops friend Dopamine taught me this little ditty. In the .bashrc file, include an alias to source your common shell logins like so: …


  3. Atlanta & Cocktail Cove: Homegrown Poker Variations

    I’ve been playing in a small local poker game for quite some time. In fact, we recently celebrated 10 years of our weekly traditional game. It started innocently enough, just No-limit Texas Hold’em. Then, occasionally someone would deal Pot Limit Omaha Hi-Lo or even Big O. But as the weeks and months rolled by, two distinctly homegrown variations of poker had arisen from our little suburban game. In keeping with poker tradition, both were given local names: Atlanta & Cocktail Cove. We’ve been playing these poker variations for years now, but it recently occurred to me they are probably not documented anywhere. So now, for posterity and to claim their origin, I will attempt to succinctly describe the rules and gameplay of our favorite homegrown poker variants. …


  4. I've Been ฿it

    It’s been a few months since I really started wondering about Bitcoin. Of course as an avid user of the Interwebs and a general computer nerdist, I had heard of Bitcoin for a few years. Then a new friend at work asked if I had any and was frequently commenting on prices of a few altcoin. A few months ago I honestly didn’t know there were digital currencies other than Bitcoin and after initially reading up and researching how one even acquires digital currency all the while watching the price fluctuate, I decided to take the plunge. …


  5. Free SSL Encryption

    I’ve been working on web sites for almost 20 years now. Dang I’m old. Anyways, I come from a time when having an https in the front of your URL was an ~$80 per year prospect. You had to pay that Certificate Authority to sign your digital document stating you really are who your domain says you are. …


  6. RVM is Awesome

    I’ve used RVM for a few years now to manage different versions of Ruby on the same computer for different projects. I just recently had reason to install it again on the previously mentioned CHIP and it reminded me of an earlier conclusion: RVM is awesome!


  7. Tiny Static Server

    Tonight I stayed up way too late with a project I’ve been wanting to do since almost nine months ago when I first stumbled upon Jekyll. I created this statically generated blog on a $9 CHIP, an embedded linux computer, which is currently sitting on my kitchen counter filing cabinet. I had been looking for a new hosting solution for a while, and now I think I’m ready to trade my old low cost VPS hosting for a free solution using microhardware of my own design and control. …