SSH Keys

SSH keys are really neat! The DigitalOcean article on How To Set Up SSH Keys does an excellent job on explaining what SSH keys are and how to create them. In short, SSH keys are much more secure than password based authentication. In this post I will cover a few tips that I find myself frequently searching. Passphrase Create a 4096 bit SSH key. When creating the key, you can specify a passphrase. [Read More]

3 Things You Should Know About The Apache HTTP htaccess file – 2018

I have been using the Apache HTTP Server since early 2000’s, and it only continues to get better. While most people don’t need to know how to set it up from scratch and configure it, you should know how to use the htaccess file. If you create a file named “.htaccess” in the “public_html” folder of your website, you can do some really neat things. I’ll cover three things everyone using Apache should know. [Read More]

Reflection tips for 2018

Each new year gives us an opportunity for reflection on the previous. Our accomplishments, failures, and life overall. We often find ourselves making lists of items on which we can improve. How do we determine what is best for us to improve? I would often find myself making plans to get better at a specific programming language, learn a new one, master design patterns, or a particular algorithm. While I could improve at all of those things is it really what I should spend my time on? [Read More]

Discover 3 Tips Every Developer Should Know in 2018

In this post, I will help you discover 3 tips every developer should know. For the people reading this post who are hoping to learn how to program, no one is perfect, and we all make mistakes, so have fun while you learn. Everyone else, leave a comment below if you can relate or have any other tips! Debugging I think it is rare when code works as expected the first time you try it. [Read More]