Author: david

Removing sensitive details from git history

In early stages of software development, it can sometimes be inviting to use a hard coded passwords for quick and dirty access. Later when the project has grown and has a more serious manner of handling authentication, you don’t want

Posted in Living in the terminal, Programming, Version Control

Search and destroy in bash

I’ve been doing a lot of web development using the Django framework lately. I’m a big fan of Python and Django since it enables you to quickly get results and keeping the code and file arrangement structure nice and tidy.

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GhostScript magic

I’m quite used to doing presentation slides in Inkscape. However there’s no proper multi page support in Inkscape. After a quick search I found a person on Stackoverflow that had the same issue. So I found out that you can

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Upgrading and setting up the computer for recording

This week I spent two days upgrading the computer with Windows 10 and a new SSD drive. Step 1 – A new clean install of Windows 7 For a quite some time I’ve been wanting to entirely re-install my computer.

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My timeline of text editors

I’ve been coding on and off since the beginning of the 90’s and along this journey I’ve been stumbling over quite a few editors and IDE:s. In this post I will go through some of them. It’s a selection of

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Status update!

You haven’t noticed, but the blog hasn’t been updated for quite some time! The main reason is that on the 22nd of December 2014 I became a dad to two very early born children. Everything has gone well, but we’re

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Insanity + OS Dev = TempleOS

Sometimes you stumble upon interesting but yet very strange projects. TempleOS is absolutely one of those. It’s been developed by Terry A. Davis who has single handily been working on his Operating System project for over ten years. During these

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Internet Explorer 6, all over again

In the period 2001-2005, Internet Explorer 6 was the most popular web browser around. Even the colourful plastic Apple Macs had their own Internet Explorer version as the default web browser. Internet Explorer 6 was introduced with the new Microsoft

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Exposing my own php object generator – PowerDB

Once upon a time I wrote my own database ORM. It is heavily influenced by the PHP Object Generator. Which was a very easy to use tool for generating database objects in PHP. Sadly POG had its flaws: Low reliability

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Plone experiences and rants

I’ve been working with Plone for little over a year now, and I would like to share some experiences with this article. First I would just like to say these are my experiences about the CMS/Framework and I’m still fairly

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