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The iOS Simulator 2016

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An update to an older post about using the iOS Simulator from the command line.

Getting the ngrok URL

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A quick addendum to my previous ngrok post. If you are not using subdomains, it can be useful for your app to know what ngrok’s dynamically generated URL is....

Autostart ngrok with Rails

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I’ve been using ngrok on quite a few projects lately. I’ve written about it before, but in short, it solves to problems for me.

How I Start Rails Projects

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Everyone has their patterns, here’s mine for starting a new Rails project:


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Recently (I seem to start a lot of posts with “Recently”), I was on the road needed to access a server that was behind a firewall. There was no VPN and acces...

Dotfiles II: Choosing BASH Startup Files

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A post or two back, I looked at having BASH detect if I was on my “desktop” (for lack of a better word) or a server and decided the best approach was to hard...

Sudo, Rsync, and Authentication Forwarding

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rsync will happy copy files between servers and will keep the ownership and permissions the same. However, if you aren’t the owner of all of the files then o...

Dotfile Organization Part I: Local vs. Remote

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I’m embarking on a long, long over due project to organize my dotfiles, you know, all those files in your home directory that start with “.” and configure yo...