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Emacs Config Redo - Evil & Use-Package

After switching to Spacemacs for the last year or two, it’s about time to back and pull togeather my own emacs configuration again. However, spacemacs has shown me several packages that I want to incorporate into my new emacs setup. Rather than resurrect and Frankenstein the changes into my old .emacs file… I’m starting from scratch.


SQL Intro

SQL is one of those technologies that which to be everywhere, but yet… I somehow haven’t had to use it for anything in school or at work. I know, I know… it’s quite a feat. Still, the pervasiveness of SQL-like databases argues that I really should learn it. So I am.


Trying Out Seafile

In college, I mostly used Dropbox to handle all of my file syncing needs. As I approached graduation, I setup an Owncloud droplet (which is now a Nextcloud instance) to supplant my Dropbox usage. While it has worked fairly well, I’ve been watching seafile from a distance the last few years, but haven’t taken the time to try it out. I have now.


Docker Quick Start

Over the past few months (particularly over the holiday season), I started to explore and learn several technologies I’ve had my eye on the last few years. First on the list: Docker. These days, Docker has a massive ecosystem surrounding it, and can take years to truly master. This post on the other hand, will hopefully help you get up and playing with docker containers in just a few minutes. Lets get started.


Living the Dock Life: My Thinkpad T470

In my previous post, I discussed how I sold off my System76 Bonobo laptop, and planned to replace it with a new computer. Well, I did… awhile ago. For the last few months, I have been using a Lenovo T470 Thinkpad (with dock) as my new daily driver. Here are my thoughts.