Managing CLI config accross multiple servers/desktops 17 Mar 2012

After using CLI for more than three years I’ve amassed multiple .*rc files for configuration. When I bring a new server/desktop online I needed a way to quickly import all my settings and get up and running. My standard configuration always consists of ZSH with the great oh-my-zsh scripts. Additional to this I have my own .zshrc/.vimrc/.ackrc configs. I created the following script to automatically install my config files on any new server: #!/bin/bash rm ~/.ackrc rm ~/.vimrc rm ~/.zshrc echo "Removed old config files" ln -s ~/homeconfig/.zshrc ~/.zshrc ln -s ~/homeconfig/.ackrc ~/.ackrc ln -s ~/homeconfig/.vimrc ~/.vimrc echo "Installed new...

Making the web a little friendlier. 26 Feb 2012

Below is a list of rules for Adblock Plus (for Chrome) that remove social media crap from sites. As I add more I’ll update this list.[data-component-term="trends"][data-component-term="user_recommendations"]

Blocking Twitter Trends and User Recommendations using Adblock Plus 04 Feb 2012

To block twitters really annoying trends and user recommendations use the following custom filter: Updated via @emaleroland[class*="flex-module trends-container context-trends-container"] Old:[data-component-term="user_recommendations"][data-component-term="trends"] I’ve created a filter list you can import into adblock plus. You can download it here - Feel free to fork and commit additional filters

Using Jenkins CI and Drupal 24 Jan 2012

While building my Drupal 7 profile I started playing around with Jenkins CI. My reasons for doing so were two fold: Code Quality I believe in code quality, there are multiple tools out there that will analyse code and report back using various different metrics. CI allows me to run these metrics on a repeatable basis, if my code changes then the quality changes. This makes me a better developer overall. Repeatable Tasks Jenkins can do anything you throw at it, why not throw at it all your boring repeatable tasks? #Installation sudo apt-get install jenkins Simple! #Configuration After installing...

My first Drupal 7 Distribution and what I learnt 24 Jan 2012

I’ve been using Tumblr for a few months now as a simple way of sharing the images I find interesting and beautiful (can be found at I found it was lacking in a few features that would be nice, being a Drupal developer I thought hell why not try and recreate it in Drupal 7. I’ve been here before. I’m not new to profiles, I started playing around with them at the start of 2010 in Drupal 6 for a clients site. It seemed like a great way to get a site up and running quickly and cut out...

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