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Using Git to manage your code? We all know about git init, commit, etc. But here are some handy git commands for common scenarios: Clone from GitHub

Unlink your Local Repo from GitHub Ever want to use an example app on GitHub as a starting point for your application or component, and want to unlink it from the original GitHub address? This can be done in two steps:

This will delete the config…

The process of deploying an Angular 6+ application to Azure is pretty Byzantine, but here are the basic steps to get it going. I really like Microsoft Azure, but the process of deploying an Angular 6+ app is complex, and filled with some very big hidden gotchas. As of this writing, you cannot just spin up a web app instance, push Angular code to it from a repository and have it run; you need to take…

Now that I’m knee-deep in machine learning models, I’m finding there are several times where I need to let my CPU/GPU crank away on a long-running “training” task for hours at a time, and I’d like to be able to check their status from afar. The handy, free and cleverly-named tool seashells.io (“See shells”) makes this easy. then you can pipe any terminal output as follows, via netcat:

You’ll get back a short seashells.io…

“Steve, the wifi is down.” As the go-to guy in the house for all tech issues, I’ve been hearing that call, and reading that SMS text from family members for more than a decade. I’ve come to dread those words. In recent years, it’s been all-too-frequent. And since the longest-running wifi configuration in our house has been not one but three different SSID’s, the chances that one or more zones were down at any given…

Here’s how to update Plex Media Server on a server running Ubuntu. Make sure you replace the URLs and packages with the latest release. Find the URL for the latest Plex Media Server package here. SSH into your server.  Download the latest package (replace filename with the latest), then install it:

Following installation, remove the installer file with this command:

Remember that you don’t have to type the entire filename, just the first few letters…

My primary development machine is a desktop Windows PC, and I’m an iPhone user. Often, I’ll want to share a website that I’ve discovered on my desktop PC via the iPhone’s Messaging app, and as of this writing, the world of iMessage is still completely isolated from Windows, likely for strategic reasons on Apple’s part. So how do you get a link from your desktop Windows machine to an iPhone? Here are a few different…