What’s the best text editor?

The best text editor is Emacs :-P

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What's the best blog?

The best blog is just a jot.

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Wiki on BeagleBone Black

I just picked up a Rev 4 BeagleBone Black from Micro Center for ~$40 with the intent of using it as a wiki server for both my own personal notes and those for my home and family. While the BeagleBone comes with an embedded 4GB chip pre-installed with Debian, I need more space to store my notes, so I also picked up a 16GB micro SD card.

Since the BeagleBone Black (BBB) is more powerful than the Raspberry Pi, I suppose you could use pretty much any wiki software that runs on the ARM architecture with reasonable performance. But, I wrote software specifically for this purpose: a Git-backed Markdown-based wiki in a single executable - Goiki. This is what I’ll be running.

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DIY Hair Pomade


  • 1 tsp Pure beeswax
  • 1 tsp Coconut oil
  • 1 drop Essential oils

Use 8 parts of each to fill a small tin.

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On Shoes

I prefer shoes that are built for the anatomy of the foot, not solely for style. However, I also like a stylish shoe. Not very long ago this type of shoe was almost, if not completely impossible to find. Luckily for us, there are now choices!

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Hosting multiple domains with Nginx in Ubuntu 14.04 on Digital Ocean

So I was having problem with my previous server. Now that I’ve rebuilt everything I’ve realized that the problem I was having could have been easily fixed with my previous install. But, it doesn’t matter; it was time to upgrade from Ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04 anyway.

The goal of the server is simple: host two domains using Nginx. The problem I was having with the 12.04 install was that I could never get the second domain to serve up the right files; it would always serve up the first domain. This turned out to be a problem with the Nginx configuration. I thought this was the case at the time, but since the install wasn’t doing anything else anyway, I thought it was a good time to rebuild and start from scratch.

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Einstein on reading

Reading, after a certain age, diverts the mind too much from its creative pursuits. Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking. – Albert Einstein

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