Reinvigorating TZM

At a meeting last night, Friday the 10th of July 2020 about 15 TZM members had a discussion on Team Speak about trying to reinvigorate the movement.There was lots of ideas. But a couple of people’s suggestions were on approaches to working out the best option instead of just ways to make TZM great again.Aaron…

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Disable ESET Self-Defense to Shrink your Windows volume

As you can tell from the title, if your trying to Defrag your hard drive, shrink the volume or something like that you might have issues when you have the ESET security software (Anti-virus) installed. It took me a while and involved trawling online forums but I found the best option is to open up…

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MongoDB Aggregation code screenshot

Advanced Filtering with MongoDB Aggregation Pipelines

This is a repost from https://medium.com/@kublermdk/advanced-filtering-with-mongodb-aggregation-pipelines-5ee7a8798746 although go read it there so I can get the Medium $$, because it reads better. For a project Chris Were and I have been working on we discovered a great way of doing advanced queries using MongoDB’s Aggregation pipelines with the use of the $merge operator in order…

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Via Negativa

Via Negativa translates to “by removal.” Taleb argues that a lot of problems can be solved by removing things, and not by adding more. In decision making, if you have to come up with more than one reason to do something, it’s probably because you’re just trying to convince yourself to do it. Decisions that…

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Covid19 Bat to Pangolin to Human

Covid19 – It’s not intentional, it’s neglect

I’ve been seeing conspiracy theories pop up saying that the Covid19 Corona virus is an intentionally created virus.But in my research the truth is that it seems to be a string of incidents going back to the 1960’s and culminating in neglect of animals. Firstly, I know that in Australia at least government funding cuts…

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Evernote lost my work

TLDR: Evernote doesn’t seem to backup your work whilst writing. It doesn’t save until you’ve actually exited the note. So it’s highly vulnerable to your phone / tablet dying. The Story This afternoon I got my Android Tablet out and started to write up my weekly review. I haven’t actually done my review for the…

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Killing Windows Night Light

O.M.F.G I finally found out why my colour grading has been so off. Windows 10 “kindly” enabled it’s Night Light mode and made everything more Red in the evening. Night Light mode is the same as F.Lux or Twilight Mode it puts a Red colour over the top of your screen to reduce the amount…

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Things I want to teach my children

Here’s a collection of things I’d love to teach my kids: One of the most important things is how to be happy and successful. The secret to happiness being more than just having low expectations and being happily surprised.Having a meaningful life where you are working towards a unified purpose is important. Another thing is…

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vagrant plugin update

Vagrant is a program which makes it easy to start new Virtual Machines.I’ve got a Windows machine (for the games and video editing software). But usually code websites which are run on Linux servers. I usually have 1 or 2 VM’s running on my laptop. After getting messages from Vagrant every time I started up…

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Yii2 Swiftmailer 0 Auth exception

If you get the error Message: Failed to authenticate on SMTP server with username “****” using 0 possible authenticators Then try to remove the username and password from the configuration file. Context When using the Swiftmailer, a common PHP emailerThis example specifically talks about the Yii2 configuration file, but likely applies to other frameworks. Here’s…

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