Showing posts from category: Michael Kublers

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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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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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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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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Sabby Love

I’m a bit of a night owl but she takes it to a whole new level, sleeping most of the day. So when she started staying over we got very little sleep. I was exhausted. But we are both in a good rhythm now. I love the way we’ll seek each other and curl up…

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Using jq to update the contents of certain JSON fields

OK, I’ll be brief.   I created a set of API docs with Apiary using Markdown format. We needed to change over to Postman, so I used Apimatic for the conversion. Which was 99% great, except for the item descriptions it only did a single line break, not two line breaks. As Postman is reading…

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Fake Taxi’s in Vietnam

I’m writing this because I paid 10x the price I should have for a fairly short taxi ride. This is based on my one bad experience after months of living in Vietnam. Firstly. If you are going to get in a taxi you should have the Grab app. It’s their equivalent to Uber. Even if you…

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