Blog Posts for 2015

Blog Posts

Kettle, my personal dashboard app

Posted: Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Estimated Reading Time: 1 minutes

Not too long ago, I got fed up with having to use a ton of different apps to do various things online. Also, having to deal with apps that almost-but-not-quite fit the bill for what I was trying to do was a bit frustrating. So, I set out to write my own personal dashboard web app to handle… well, everything. I’m calling it Kettle, mostly because that was the first noun that popped into my head that sounded vaguely appropriate.

Tutorial: Dealing with Disk Space Errors in Linux

Posted: Thursday, December 10, 2015

Estimated Reading Time: 3 minutes

If you’re seeing errors on a server (say, npm complaining about an ENOSPC error, or apt failing to install something) that suggest the hard disk is full, use this guide to resolve the issue. Troubleshooting All of the following commands assume you are logged in as a sudo user on a Linux machine. Some of the commands, like df -hT, won’t work exactly as advertised on something like, say, Solaris.

Quick update, and Hugo

Posted: Monday, November 30, 2015

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Well, it’s been about two months since my last post, which ironically was about my intention to write more frequently. To be fair, I wrote in my journal a number of times between then and now, but this is my first public post since then. Today I discovered a Go-based static site generator called Hugo that fascinates me with its speed and usability. I’m going to try using it to replace the current structure and content of benovermyer.

Taking up the writing habit again

Posted: Saturday, September 19, 2015

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A few days ago, I migrated all of my blog posts from my last primary blog on to this blog. In the process, I read over a lot of old posts. I noticed something interesting: back in 2007 and 2008, I was writing blog posts with fair regularity. Now, it’s a rarity. The blog posts back then were fairly journal-like in character. They told a story of what I was working on, how I felt on certain subjects, and described some of my adventures in games I was playing at the time.

Get Going with Laravel on Docker

Posted: Friday, September 11, 2015

Estimated Reading Time: 8 minutes

This post was updated May 14th, 2016 to significantly rework the tutorial. Docker is slowly taking over the world of web infrastructure. It makes working with multiple different services easy, and the problem of “works in dev, not in prod” goes away, since you have the same environment on your local machine as you do in the production infra. It also makes things like trying out web apps without deploying them to servers really easy.