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Not a Perfect Fit syndrome and Poisonous Internal Solutions

A spin on Not Invented Here (NIH) syndrome because in 2015 no one apparently suffers from NIH

Matt Freeman
October 10, 2015

Several months ago, prompted by an advertisement on the StackOverflow website, I applied for a systems role at a growing financial trading company. After many interviews I accepted a generous offer and relocated to start what I thought would be a new exciting career. I was wrong.

Now it's been a few weeks since my resignation and here I . . .

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My Linux developer workstation setup

Leveraging an out-the-box Ubuntu install with Xephyr to ease tiling window manager integration issues

Matt Freeman
October 03, 2015

Time changes people, as I get older I want simpler solutions. I want things to work out the box and work the way I desire them to work. Ultimately I want to spend my time doing productive work rather than spending inordinate amounts of setup time for some small win.

Applied to my workstations this means I have no appetite for tweaking font . . .

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Easy access to Clojure dependency source code

Dump your leinengen dependencies source into a local project depref directory

Matt Freeman
October 03, 2015

I wanted a quick and easy way to browse the source of my Clojure and Clojurescript dependencies without leaving my editor, the result is small bash script to pull them into a local directory. It works well for me, but it isn't thoroughly tested and it depends on leinengen's project.clj, sorry boot users.

To note, I know vim-fireplace . . .

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Copying env variables between Heroku apps

bash script example and thoughts on deployment variables

Matt Freeman
July 05, 2012

Whilst recently browsing StackOverflow I found an interesting question about setting up new applications with configuration of an existing heroku app, Stackoverflow: Managing config in 12-factor applications.

A potential solution is a hacky bash script to copy environment variables from an existing heroku app to another one

Set environment . . .

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What happens when you push to heroku?

Walk through of Openruko an open source MIT licensed Heroku PaaS clone

Matt Freeman
July 02, 2012

*kindof, this is what happens when you push to openruko, an opensource PaaS heroku clone.

Update: This now abandonware. The code, a mix of node.js, postgresql, bash and python is available on github for reference, I may revisit this one day with a more opinionated take (and cleaner Golang code) but nothing is currently scheduled.

This blog . . .

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