My goal in life (and this blog) is not to become a gigantic link-bot but I never seem to finish all the articles I want to save and return to… until I do. So here is the most recent reading life I have for June of 2013.
- Build Your Own Google TV using Linux, Nodejs, Socket.io, Linux, and a RaspberryPi
- arkOS your own personnel home cloud (without the NSA) on a $35 RaspberryPi.
- TTYtter a command line based twitter client for Unix. Can be run in disconnected mode (for a stand alone twitter “bot”), has some initial support for libnotify, and can even be scripted.
- Using Git to backup $HOME One developers experience using Git as a home directory backup, tracking, and versioning system. I am working on the same idea right now.
- Configuring Keyboard Layouts on a per keyboard basis. Particularly useful when F*$*(#NG Apple decides to move the Alt and Cmd keys from their 30 year old locations… but all your USB keyboards use the default locations.
Start-ups and Business
- Startup Advice 95 pieces of advice Sam Altman has heard about creating, managing, and developing a startup.
- Shortcut Training Interval Training for learning keyboard short-cuts. Including Vim & Emacs
- Github Pre-commit hooks StackOverflow topic discussing setting up and testing pre-commit hooks on Githubs JSON API. Github actually has a pretty decent into into some of their other hooks as well, see Post-Receive Hooks and Testing webhooks
- Complex Responsive webapps more of a personnel anecdote than a tutorial but has some really good information on building responsive websites… after the fact.
- Introducing Foreman Start-up manager for multi executable webapps. Specifically in Ruby
- mini-dinstall On-line man page for mini-dinstall.
- dh_install StackOverflow explanation of setting up a simple direct copy install rule for deb packages. Particularly useful for web deployment packages.
- gem2deb Github project page for gem2deb software. Helps in created deb packages from Ruby gems also check out the Debian Ruby Packaging Team Wiki.
- deb package building Debian.net forum post covering package building. Some useful tips from here. Honestly, RPMs are still my preferred method for building software packages.
- debchange manpage debchange is probably the simplest way to create changelog entries in Debian. Changelog formatting (a requirement to build packages) is a seriously painful process without this.
- Debian Maintenance Guide This is chapter 4 that specifically covers debian directory file requirements when building deb packages. Chapter 6 covers building, the Mentors FAQ and Package FAQ have some good information as well.
- Debian Admin Handbook Particularly this chapter (15.3) covers setting up an APT package repository using mini-dinstall.
- Using dput with mini-dinstall A quick tutorial on using these two systems together.
- dpkg cheatsheet Because I didn’t know how to do rpm -qi and rpm -qa in dpkg.
- Debian Ruby Packaging Team Info includes tools, tips, standards, and links to information about packaging Ruby gems on Debian.