What is Secure Scuttlebutt?

Secure Scuttlebutt is a social network where you and your friends share your posts between your own computers. When I write a post, it's stored on my own computer in a folder. When I connect to the network, I download all the new posts from all my friends, and my…

IIS Log Visualization with GoAccess

GoAccess is a slick log viewer which allows you to drill down into web server log files easily and quickly. However, different IIS versions implement different columns in their log files, which can make parsing difficult.…

What's a Dat Site?

What if you could host your website without any dedicated server at all? What if you could publish your website from your computer, and have your website visitors help you host it?…

TinyTDS: Adaptive Server connection failed

I have been dealing with a gnarly bug trying to connect a Rails backend to an external Microsoft SQLServer host from inside a Docker container. Here's a few considerations for Future Me™. Make sure your docker container is running in network_mode: "host". This sets your docker containers…

Northwest Passage

Northwest Passage is evidence of my newfound love of Canadian country and folk music. I had always loved Bruce Cockburn, but after meeting Stan Rogers I went into a deep dive. This list is best enjoyed near water, preferably salty, with a brisk breeze.…

Get Pump

Get Pump is my collection of hip hop that makes life feel possible, like you're gonna kick it. It helps to play this loud when heading to that client meeting that's not gonna go well (s/o to Karen). Stay gold.…

Installing Node via NVM

Hi there! In this tutorial, you'll learn how to install Node.js using NVM. If you want to learn more about Node.js and why it's useful, there's a good explaination over on the Modulus blog. Let's get started! We'll be using NVM (the Node Version Manager). Not to be…

Make Your Own Static Site With Harp

The web has become really complicated. It takes so much time, so much frustration, and so much specialized knowledge to set up a new site, blog, forum, or chatroom that many internet citizens no longer build independent experiences. It's become so simple to join an existing silo (tumblr, wordpress, disqus,…

Lung Cancer and Other Panaceas

Lung Cancer is a collection of music that reminds me of one of my favorite people. Cody was cleaning up while he lived with my folks, and since I was pirating plenty of music back then, he had me fill up his new iPod with his favorites. For maximum relaxation,…

The Indieweb

So, here it goes. A couple things happened at Realtime Conf that sparked my move to the #indieweb. One of them was a talk given by Amber Case called “The Open Web and the Opportunity of Now”. You need to simply sit down and watch it, but the tl;dr…