Developer Journal: 24 April 2020

Posted on Fri 24 April 2020 in dev-journal • Tagged with developer journal

Would would this look like if it were easy?

This is the single most important question I have been asking myself lately. It motivates me to simplify the process. Today this question helped me write some additional logic to my screenshot hotkey to simplify the process of adding photos to …


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Developer Journal: 23 April 2020

Posted on Thu 23 April 2020 in dev-journal • Tagged with developer journal

Looking into using Facebook Workplace as a place that virtual conference attendees can network with each other. There is a nice writeup at https://www.contentandcode.com/blog/an-introduction-to-facebook-workplace/ that goes over the basic features.

Most of today was spent doing design work. Found a great hotkey for figma which …


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Developer Journal: 22 April 2020

Posted on Wed 22 April 2020 in dev-journal • Tagged with developer journal

Creating a new command to save screenshots in my dev journal folder

This meant adding the convert -trim command that I discovered recently into the screenshot command for i3. In addition to that a new command was created that would save the screenshots in a different location.

# .config/i3/config …

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Developer Journal: 20 April 2020

Posted on Mon 20 April 2020 in dev-journal • Tagged with developer journal

Updated the Conveyor register page to match the pricing on the marketing page. Whoops.

Based on the work that was accomplished yesterday with just using threads as a background process instead of a full blown worker queue, the question of what would happen if the python app was restarted while …


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Developer Journal: 19 April 2020

Posted on Sun 19 April 2020 in dev-journal • Tagged with developer journal

Digging back into a piece of Conveyor that has not been visited for a while. The worker queue for running commands on a conveyor server. Working on making a prototype to test the idea of using threads instead of RQ.

Currently what has been done is refactoring the model to …


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Developer Journal: 18 April 2020

Posted on Sat 18 April 2020 in dev-journal • Tagged with developer journal

Using Conveyor.dev to provision a server for an OpenVPN server

Wanted to create a vpn server today. Last time I did this manually and it was a bit of a learning process. While doing this again would certainly be faster, there was a script to completely take care of …


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Developer Journal: 17 April 2020

Posted on Fri 17 April 2020 in dev-journal • Tagged with developer journal

While updating my system I ran into the following error:

$ sudo apt update
Ign:1 https://brave-browser-apt-release.s3.brave.com bionic InRelease
Hit:2 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic InRelease
Err:3 https://brave-browser-apt-release.s3.brave.com bionic Release
  Certificate verification failed: The certificate is NOT trusted. The …

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Developer Journal: 16 April 2020

Posted on Thu 16 April 2020 in dev-journal • Tagged with developer journal

Automating developer journal entry creation

Wrote a script to help make creating developer journals easier to use. It was a simple zsh script but I had to look up a few things.

How do you check if a file already exists?

Found an example here

if test -f "$filename"; then …

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Developer Journal: 15 April 2020

Posted on Wed 15 April 2020 in dev-journal • Tagged with developer journal, python, redis

Spent some time today trying to use Redis as a way to store a python dictionary. Given my lack of understanding of Redis, I struggled with how to do this and ended up just making a new key with the new value I wanted to store.

So now while the …


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