My Mac Apps

I have a friend who is setting up a new Macbook for work and while this is not his first Mac it's the first he will be using as a daily driver in some time. I also am setting up a new Macbook I got from work and I have been sending my friend the apps I like and use.…

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Lexington Burger Week 2019 App

I have been a long time fan of Lexington Burger Week... and Pizza week, and Crave, and Taco Week. I'm also a fan of satirical food weeks. Ok I am just a long time fan of FOOD (and satire). Burger Week is a Big Dealâ„¢ where I work and so for the last few years I've painstakingly extracted the list of burgers, put them into Google Sheets and then created maps (Sorry, I can't find the 2017 version I made) to make it easier for us to plan out which burgers we wanted to eat and record our experiences.Burger Week SpreadsheetsSome years I've had a few more burgers than my doctor would probably recomme…

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Setting up Fastlane with Ionic/Cordova apps

Recently I was tasked with setting up a build server to build our iOS apps automatically on git push to a certain branch. While the iOS part of this took the majority of my time (Provisioning Profiles, Certs, XCode project files, etc) this will show you how to setup both iOS and Android. I'm writing this because I couldn't find any guides that worked for Ionic 2/3 and XCode 9. I won't promise this is the most efficient way (the double iOS building irks me but I haven't found a away around it yet) or most secure (I'm storing some passwords and certs in the repo and plan to move them out later)…

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My experience with Coin and why it will ultimately fail

Update: While my opinion of the Coin has not changed I just wanted to give Coin's PR a shout out. This is how you do PR. And for the record I don't regret my decision to buy the Coin at all, it's just not going to cut it for me but I wish Coin the best of luck. Coin, Use One Coin for All of Your Cards. If only that were true... If you add in a "sometimes" in there it's closer though I honestly can't even recommend for the "sometimes" use-case. Before we move on let me take a step back. Back in November of 2013 (2013-11-14 to be exact) I remember seeing Coin posted to Hacker…

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Ubuntu, formatting a 3TB drive

There was a blog post that I have used multiple times to format a drive at or over 3TB in size. Unfortunately the original blog post recently went offline and I had to use the wayback machine to get it's contents. The original URL of the post is: here and a link to the wayback machine archive of it is: here. If the original author puts the article back online I would be more than happy to link to it and remove the archived version I have posted below. I hope this helps other people as well but I am posting it here mainly as a guide for myself. TL;DR: lsblk to find the drive name (will be somet…

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