Rapture in Everything

Bandcamp - the best place to buy music

I love Bandcamp. They do almost exactly what I want from a music store. (I just think their search is a bit sucky - I often can't find what I'm looking for.) You can see my faves in the picture above. I would have never known about most of them, were it not for Bandcamp. Some things to love about it: They let you actually listen to the music, first. Every album is available in its entirety. You can listen to it a few times and then decide whether you want to buy it. NO DRM. For me, DRM is...

Wallabag - with MySQL and RabbitMQ

How I discovered Wallabag and made it run on Ubuntu with MySQL and RabbitMQ for Imports. Everything I needed to do should be here,...

Hosting a .NET Core 2 app on Ubuntu

A few months ago I'd started a fun side-project of moving my personal web apps from various Windows-based services to a single Ubuntu VM because of the release of Ghost 1.0. Later, I'd managed to replace my Bonobo Git Server with Gitea. The last piece was to move a custom app - which was written in .NET and needed to be re-written to run on Ubuntu. (And it took forever to find time to do that.) So after I had my app re-written with .NET Core 2[1] MVC, using Vue, Bulma, TypeScript and some arcane Webpack stuff that...

Making Gitea start automatically with systemd

I managed to deploy my Gitea service, but had difficulties getting it to start automatically on system startup. (Oh, I really miss Windows Scheduler.) I stumbled upon an article explaining how to define a simple systemd unit. I attempted to write one, and it worked! Here is what I came up with:...

Switching to Firefox Quantum

I'd found news of Firefox Quantum yesterday morning during my commute. News items about how some browser is getting so much better aren't exactly rare, but these changes seemed pretty drastic. And I liked the tongue-in-cheek tone of some of the articles 🙃: The new user interface, named Photon, brings with it square tabs and a much more conventional main menu. The current curvy tabs were met with outrage on their introduction in 2014, so the reversion to square tabs will, frankly, probably be met with outrage, but the look is clean and precise. Long story short, tried giving it a...
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