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I’m gonna need a bigger box

4 minute read

My Terminiator T-800 model build is half completed. It all started back in March 2021 with the arrival of a six-pack of boxes.

Migrating to Minimal Mistakes

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Minimal mistakes is a great Jekyll theme. Perfect for building personal sites, blogs, and portfolios.

The New Bible for IT Architects

2 minute read

I have just finished reading The Software Architect Elevator by Gregor Hohpe. It is rare these days for me to read a book from cover to cover. This was a wel...

Bashing out Spaces

1 minute read

There’s no need to use tr, sed and awk to trim whitespace from variables in Bash. Here’s how.

Bashing out basename and dirname

2 minute read

To find out the file and path components of a full filename, code similar to the following is often used: fullname="/path/to/filename" filename=$(basename "$...