Aged Eggnog Cocktail Recipe – Dr. Rebecca Lancefield

Not at all tech related, but I was sharing the recipe and wanted to be sure to save it off. Especially since the original location isn't working anymore. Yes, you can age eggnog and it really does get better with time! I do like the Dr. Rebecca Lancefield’s Eggnog recipe but I enjoy adding the dairy later. It makes it…

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Bringing together Mastodon and WordPress

Just today, WordPress.com announced the release of the ActivityPub plugin on their blogs. I don't use WordPress.com, but it did make me aware of the plugin, so I decided to give it a go. I have been on Mastodon (the excellent ruby.social instance) since November 4th, 2022. Coming from the bird site was a shock, but in a good way. But it also had its…

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Oh, hello again Vim

aka How to Install vim-plug in Neovim Me and Vim have a love/hate relationship. I love using it... until I remember I remember zero keybindings annnnd then I have to search multiple articles every time I want to do anything in it. Especially leave it. But here I am again, trying to do development in Vim.. again... for reasons. Mostly…

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Custom formatting with git log

I've chatted about Git before, but today I wanted to dive on some learning that I did recently on git log specifically. I wanted to streamline how I populate my pull request descriptions. Typically with my git commits, I like to keep to a atomic commit philosophy. My commits tell the why of my code change. The what of my…

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Let’s explore: what is a shell and terminal?

I still feel new to the world of terminals, consoles, and yes, shells. Being a Java engineer for 12 years really didn't expose me much to these concepts in my day-to-day work, but now as a Ruby on Rails engineer, it is my preferred way of interacting with my tests, servers, get and any other command/app or API I might…

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What’s up with mimemagic breaking everything?

If you are a Rails 6.1+ user, you probably have noticed something is up in the past couple days. Good morning everyone! If you have a Rails app 6.1+, you probably noticed all of your bundle installs are failing! A gem, mimemagic, had a licensing issue and needed to yank all of its old (illegal) versions and relicense. Your options:—…

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What a developer needs to know about 2FA

2FA (two factor authentication, multi-factor authentication) has been a subject I have been deeply interested in for over a year now. It started when I started at Flywheel, and had an opportunity to work on the team that need to implement a 2FA solution. While researching for the implementation, I hit several dead ends with searching for best practices on…

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