• Google Music App for Mac OS

    Oct 19, 2013

    I’ve switched to using a Mac at home for my my day to day computing and developement. One of the applications I missed from Linux was the now discontinued Nuvola Player. It’s a simple desktop application that wraps the websites of several popular cloud-based music players and provides a native desktop experience to them. One of the things I don’t like about cloud-based music players is that my multimedia keys don’t work with them, and this app provides a solution.

  • Automatically pull latest on change with GitHub

    Sep 5, 2013

    One of the things I wanted to set up when I created French Press was the ability for the blog to automatically pull new posts from GitHub when I committed them to the repo. To do this I have set up an endpoint in my Express application to listen for an HTTP request, and trigger a ‘git pull’ command. The code checks for a query string parameter set to a secret key so that I don’t have to worry about someone trigger pull requests without me knowing.

  • Setting up Node.js on a production server

    Sep 2, 2013

    After creating French Press and migrating my site to Node.js, I realized I needed to setup Node on my actual web server. Here’s some info on what steps were involved.

  • Introducing French Press

    Sep 2, 2013

    As an introduction to Node.js for myself I’ve decided to write my own blog engine.


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