About Me

Hi, I’m Justin. My interests are in permaculture and regenerative design; software development and architecture; business; running, kettlebells, diet and fitness; photography; and many tiny, specific little things. This is mostly a place to share a few things with my future self. Bonus points if you find something of value too. Affiliate link disclosure: yes, some of the links on this blog are affiliate links. This means that if you click the link, visit the site, and purchase something - there is a good chance that I’ll get paid a percentage of the total sale.

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Contact Me

Want to get in touch? Email me at: the at justinlanghorst dot com, or tweet in my general direction @justajot.

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Octopress on S3

I’m currently working on redoing a company website, moving from WordPress to Nanoc. Since the new website will be static, and mostly a single-pager for a while, we now have the option of moving from a traditional host to the Amazon S3 datastore. Before committing a company website to the process, I decided to go ahead and move this blog over to S3 (it uses Octopress) first. Here are a few notes that I jotted down along the way.

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Using AirPort Utility 5.6.1 in Lion

So I’m in the beginning stages of planning a whole-house automation system. Since music is pretty damn important to me, the first part of this system I’d like to get right is whole-house audio. I want to be able to play music in pretty much any room I’m in, all controlled from my phone or tablet. Since I’m already running Apple products everywhere, it just makes since to use an AirPort Express for each zone.

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On pens

What goes well with notebooks? Pens! Since my last post was about notebooks, it only makes sense for this one to be about pens. Right? Right.

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A search for the perfect notebook

I’ve been on a mad hunt for the perfect notebook the last few days. Not a laptop. Certainly not one of those spiral notebooks typically used in gradeschool. No, just a regular black notebook. Oh, but with graph lines. Not blank. Not ruled.

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pbcopy | pbpaste, and opening a new terminal tab in the current working directory

While I try my best to improve all areas of my life continuously (kaizen), sometimes I fail to perform with exemplary status. Countless times a day I have the need to open a new Terminal tab in the same working directory. Before today, I issued a pwd command, copied the output using the mouse, Command-T, and cd Command-V. Ugh. That’s a convoluted mess.

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