Open in terminal menu for Ubuntu

Back when I used Windows, on e of my first modification would be to install Windows power toys and get the “Open command prompt here” right click menu working. Occasionally, I find this could be useful in Ubuntu when using Nautilus (the default file manager). By default, a right click option for this does not Read More…

Toggling table rows with JQuery

Sometimes webpages and forms grow too large to be viewed comfortably. This can confuse the user. It is kind of like a kid dumping out his toy boxes on the floor all over the house. Now he can’t find anything and the landscape becomes daunting to navigate. A quick solution in the web world is Read More…

Dealing with config files in Git

So while developing for my job, I’ve come across an interesting challenge. How does one automatically change config file values based on the branch they are currently using in Git? Background So for one of my projects, we have a website that is used on several domains. Due to certain constraints and history of our Read More…

Outside world access for Linux Containers

If you have ever used a virtual machine, you know how useful they can be. Linux has a special lightweight virtual machine-like interface that reuses the kernel, but installs the remaining portion of the operating system in a separate container. It uses less memory and integrates nicely with an existing system. There are many advantages Read More…

Programming terms you have never heard of

The title above may be a lie. It just depends on your context or situation. You may have heard these terms (especially if you read Jeff Atwood’s recent post or Dodgy Coder’s 2011 post). Note that there may be very practical uses for some of these in real life. Others simply describe situations that should never Read More…