bb-scan: a utility to clone all Bitbucket repos

A post is long overdue. It’s been a crazy year: Uptake has blown up; I’ve learned a ton; and we’re nearing the end of remodeling our home. The cool thing is, I’m still finding (some) time to code. Today, I present one of my “projects.”

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Serving Github Pages via HTTPS with CloudFlare

I had to do some exploration into CDN and site optimization options as part of a “Buy vs. Build” analysis. One option stood out above the rest in CloudFlare. I took the opportunity to use this site to not only evaluate the performance boost, but also finally serve the site over HTTPS.

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Migrating Git repositories

I recently needed to migrate our company’s git repositories from GitHub to an on-prem BitBucket instance without completely blocking the on-going work of >100 engineers. While Atlassian provides a tool to import, I couldn’t find the tool in our instance of BitBucket and had to resort to the built-in tools in git as described in the GitHub documentation:

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Custom domains w/GitHub Pages and Heroku

I slapped together an app on the MEAN stack and deployed it out on Heroku so that people could RSVP to our wedding (demo,source). It allowed us to automatically aggregate the guest list. After the wedding, we wanted to use the domain we had purchased somehow. We considered a travel blog, but, as you know, I’ve already got a blog that I barely manage.

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Safari

Part two of our honeymoon had us setting off for Serengeti National Park a few hundred miles further inland. Our choices were to either drive approximately 8 hours - effectively loosing a day of our vacation - or fly for 90 minutes. What I didn’t realize was that “flying” meant bush planes who’s model number included the word “model” - which makes me think of those toy store kits you glue together and paint in your basement.

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Kilimanjaro

TL;DR - WE MADE IT!!!

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Create a bootable USB in OSX

I often find myself having to (re-)lookup the steps to create a bootable USB drive containing some variant of Linux to help me recover or update my system. Below are those steps.

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Set IntelliJ author name in OS X Yosemite

When IntelliJ auto-generates comments, the out-of-the-box configuration dumps your OSX username out in the comment:

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Clear Docker of containers and images

In order to stop all running Docker containers, delete them, and remove their images, run the following command:

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Recover broken Grub2 install on RAID

After updating my mediacenter PC running Linux Mint 16.1 Petra with XBMC to the newer 17.1 Rebecca version I rebooted into an unfortunate state:

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