Published on June 25, 2017, last revised on March 2, 2019

Setting Up a Full Screen Dashboard with Chrome on Windows

Here's a super simple guide, mostly for my own reference. It should help set up a dashboard viewable at a public URL, on a PC that can reboot at random times (for instance due to Windows updates.) As Chrome seems to be changing up the command line options sometimes, I'll add that… go read the rest of this thing ›

Published on November 23, 2015

Adding an Unreleased Commit as a Dependency for Your Python Package

I'm not ashamed to admit it: I'm in love with Python. Even though it has this one really quirky bit that keeps annoying me -- its packaging tools. Granted, it's been improving a lot in the recent years , and there's a ton of work in progress by the fine people at PyPA , but… go read the rest of this thing ›

Published on May 18, 2015, last revised on May 18, 2015

Raising the Maximum Number of File Descriptors (Open Files) on Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty

So, I think I reached a new milestone in my sysadmin career (I mainly identify as a developer, but am responsible for the infrastructure at Allmyles as well, currently.) The milestone I'm talking about is when you're first hit with a downtime completely out of the blue, seeing… go read the rest of this thing ›