To include your git branch in your bash shell prompt, add this to your .bashrc and start a new shell window. This is what you end up with. The git branch only shows up when you are in a directory that is part of a git repository. This implementation relies on gawk. If you do […]
I just got a Google Slate, largely because it can run Linux programs. By default, ssh-agent is not running when you open a terminal window. To add it, I created and enabled a systemd service for ssh-agent and I created the environment variable. Create ~/.config/systemd/user/ssh-agent.service
ExecStart=/usr/bin/ssh-agent -D -a $SSH_AUTH_SOCK
Enable the service by running this. systemctl enable --user ssh-agent.service Check that […]
I’ll admit it: I have previously tried and failed to get the new HTTP REST client in JetBrains PhpStorm to do what I wanted, especially with POST requests and file uploads. This morning, the stars aligned properly and my magic beans sprouted and life is beautiful. Here is the code. It does a POST call […]
I just passed 10,000 miles in my Chevy Bolt EV. In a nutshell, the car has been absolutely wonderful. I get in it, drive it, and plug it into the charger in my garage at the end of the day. Owning this electric car is downright boring; it just works. Driving it is an absolute […]
I just got a Synology DS218+ NAS box running DiskStation Manager (DSM) 6.1. It supports rsync but not rdiff-backup, which I have been using and loving for about 10 years. Getting rdiff-backup running on the Synology DS218+ was surprisingly easy, in large part because the DS218+ has an Intel processor and its operating system is […]
I have a little problem. Well, maybe it’s a big problem. I need a backup of the /home2/art directory on my computer. All told, it contains about 19,000 photos, a few full length movies, the video from my wedding, and some audio. It weights in at 227 GB. My /home/art directory has another 17,000 photos but, since […]
Every once in awhile, technology converges to make life better. It just happened again. I am sitting in my easy chair, writing a blog post about reading the paper while listening to nice jazz, and I did not even have to get my lazy butt out of my chair to turn on the stereo.
I like to think of myself as an ecologically concerned citizen but, to tell the truth, I’m too lazy to do it “right.” I don’t compost (and I don’t garden). I didn’t recycle until it was convenient. I should probably be more focused on eating locally grown food and fewer high carbon footprint animals. But […]
Today is my seventh day on Google’s Project Fi, with a Nexus 5X. Here is what I have learned so far.
Last week, I learned that Thunderbird does not like HubSpot Signals. If you use Signals, you might want to be aware of this issue. Apparently, no other email clients display this warning.