Creating A Clojure Solution Using Intelli J

I am creating a simple Clojure web app and API. In this post I explore how to create each with the command and what references I need to use. I plan to work on a monolith IntelliJ and git solution so that I don't need to maintain multiple projects…


Greet Users With The Message Of The Day

The message of the day is known as motd. It's used to send a message to users after logging into a shell, commonly used on hosts. You can generate ASCII art and paste it into the motd file to spice things up. I found that patorjk.com offers a…


Cisco ASA Cheat Sheet

Cisco Adaptive Security Appliancy is known as the Cisco ASA. It is used to protect networks and data centres. It offers firewall, VPN and facilitates dynamic routing amongst other features and capabilities. It runs on Linux using a single Executable…


Getting Started With Cisco Adaptive Security Virtual Appliance In AWS

I work with NATs and ACLs on Cisco ASA (Adaptive Security Appliance) in the terminal. I want a sandbox environment for me to go bonkers. I couldn't find an image from Cisco to download and install so I chose to go shopping on the AWS Marketplace. I…


Migrage My Search From Solr To Elasticsearch

An NRT (near-realtime) search platform. It's about a one second delay from the time a document is indexed until it is searchable. I have been using Solr for my search but have been wanting to migrate to Elasticsearch for experience in this technology…


Uninstall An App From The Terminal

I installed an application. It misbehaved. I wanted to try out a time tracking app. It should let me track reminders and record activity spent in meetings, out-of-office and on tasks I am working on, etc. I need to be able to interact with it in the…


SSH For Days

Mosh - the mobile shell. This remote terminal let's you roam with intermittent connectivity without breaking your SSH tunnel. The package must be installed on both the client and server and does not need to be run as a super user. It replaces…


Set JAVA HOME In Linux

$JAVA_HOME an environment variable. It is the root path of the JRE or JDK which some applications and services use to access Java. I know that Java is installed but its not in the path , the output is empty. Configure for single user Open the…


Working With Git Remotes

I have a repository with two remotes. origin is my personal repository and bitbucket is by BitBucket repository. The nugget of this post is to push to both branches in one command . The git remote command lets you create, view, and delete…


Create A Symlink For Hidden Files

I want to create a symlink for all hidden files excluding the hidden directories. I want to put my configuration files in my home directory into version control. I need to exclude the hidden directories because they contain binaries and what not…


Why I Create Atomic Commits In Git

I wrote about crafting changes into small atomic commits using Git. It looked like there was some confusion. I want to share what I understand about atomic and monolithic commits and why I create atomic commits in Git. I got a question in Reddit…


How To Craft Your Changes Into Small Atomic Commits Using Git

Small, atomic commits makes it easier for code reviews, browsing the history and reverting changes. Life happens and commits can touch more lines and files than I want but the changes committed should be distinct. "Don't mix your apples with your…


Using The Tar Command In Linux

I used to right-click on a zipped file and manage the archive using the GUI. Gone are those days. Now I mainly work with tar files and need a cheat sheet to remember the commands for the terminal. You can find that at the end of this post. This…


Checking Disk Usage In Linux

I had to find out much free space was available on a file system on a Linux server. Now getting this information on the GUI is simple - a few clicks, modals and stuff, but the server doesn't have a GUI so it's off to the terminal I go The other…


A Service Has Gone Rogue How Do I Manage It

Once I installed a development service on port 3000 and I forgot about it. When I ran my project I couldn't start it because the port was in use. Baffled. This post forms part of a sequence of command line references that I will be writing where I…