It has been a long time since I posted something and it was time for some clean-up, so bye-bye Google Analytics. It was long pending on my to-do list and really quick to remove but life happened in between and it therefore took a long time to get done.
Firefox is my browser of choice currently, mostly due to its philosophy centered around a web accessible to all. I therefore use it as the default browser on all computer, and that includes my working computer. However, at work, I started encountering a rather peculiar issue where Chrome and Edge could access the web without any issue but Firefox would keep on throwing me warning on almost all pages being visited to tell me “ Your connection is not secure”. Solving the issue proved to be quite simple but comes with a risk.
While this is something that I keep on repeating privately on a regular basis, I have never published anything on this subject here. Time to fix this and dive into some of the reasons why you should restrain yourself from posting anything about your children on social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+, etc.). I am probably naively hoping that one more post on the subject will make a difference and that some people will end up on this page and radically modify their behavior.
I am currently working at IKEA IT and with the recent death of IKEA founder – Ingvar Kamprad – a number of stories about his accomplishments are being shared. You can find some examples in the sources section of this article for inspiration. This article is however not so much about the entrepreneurial legacy that Ingvar has left behind as about some of the things he has not done.
There hasn’t been much activities on the site for the past couple of years but I hope that 2018 will change that! It’s been a while that it was on the todo list so the first update of the year will bring better code highlighting with line numbering.
While I thought it would be a few minutes work, it turned out to be a little bit more complicated than that. nanoc offers syntax highlighting out of the box, and this is what I had originally in place on the site. However, despite trying a number of different options, I had issues activating the line numbering when using rouge. The solution was to add the relevant parameters to kramdown instead.
Raspbian is a Linux distribution based on Debian optimized for the Raspberry Pi. It offers a user friendly interface for the tiny hardware but does not come with all the advanced features that you might be used to on a complete Debian or Ubuntu system. One of the limitation that I observed was related to the wifi connection. As soon as the connection is dropped, there is no automatic reconnection. One needs to unplug the adapter or run
ifconfig wlan0 up to turn up the connection again.
This limitation is particularly annoying when the Raspberry Pi is configured as a kiosk to display a dashboard (with auto-refresh) from an external website (such as Google Analytics for instance). In this article we’ll identify how we can configure the Raspberry Pi to reconnect automatically to the wireless network and run a refresh on the current opened page when getting back online.
How often do you need to send something from your phone to your computer (or the other way around)? As far as I’m concerned, it used to be pretty seldom - but when I needed to do so, it used to be quite complicated (either by connecting the phone to the computer with a cable, or phone and computer needed to be connected to the same network for instance) and time consuming. The need to transfer data from one device to another has however increased with my current professional assignment and this is where PushBullet comes into the picture.
Telegram is a free cross-platform (Windows, MacOS, Linux, Android, iOS, Windows Phone, Web) messaging application that allows to be connected on multiple devices at the same time. From their own words, the application is build “with a focus on speed and security”. I have been using it for some time now, and I love it.