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Blog Migration

I’m still cleaning up my migration from WP to Jekyll. Today I had to remind me self how to write IIS Rewrite Rules so any existing blog links wouldn’t be broken; e.g.

The next hurdle I ran into is that Jekyll wants to force posts under any categories; e.g.

My Post wanted to only be accessible from due to the ‘Android’ category. The simple fix here was to change all categories to tags.


  1. add search
  2. add tags filter
  3. add SO / GH feeds

Building your first gem

Great writeup on building your first gem, including starting with tests.

zsh: no matches found:...

I’ve been on zshell (via oh-my-zsh) for some time and have loved most of it. One of my nits was ‘no matches found’ when running various rake tasks; e.g.

$ rake parallel:spec[4]
> zsh: no matches found: parallel:spec[4]

I was a bit fuddled on the root cause, but today I found the solution and the cause. The root cause was zshell’s substitutions and the solution was to add

alias rake="noglob rake"

to my ~/.zshrc

OSX Terminal Tips

  • pipe to pbcopy and pbpaste

  • opensnoop or lsof to list files open by process

  • simple http server  python -m SimpleHTTPServer 8000


FFmpeg essentials

General guide: