MWLUG Success

Intro MWLUG was a great success as far as I’m concerned. Each time I’ve gone I’ve had the great enjoyment of being able to attend some high quality sessions, meet with lots of colleagues and friends from the community, and get a view into products and solutions many people are undertaking, over conversations and interactions outside of the sessions. This is always a great way of interacting with others who were able to make it. Unlike the IBM conference of Connect(EDsphere), this is purely community driven, put on by a great crowd, and benefits a worthy charity at an excellent...…

Manually Renewing HTTPS w/ Let's Encrypt

Intro A while back, I rolled a personal project, which is a Node app, to Bluemix for lightweight use. I managed to make use of Let’s Encrypt for the HTTPS certificate, but only after realizing that there was a bit of a manual aspect to it that is the antithesis of an automated script for such things. Ultimately, after finding some information in a blog post form Marky Roden (of all people), I was able to get moving. The only downside wound up being that time passed, and it came time to renew the certificate before my 90 days was...…

Eric and the Quest for More Coffee, pt.2

Posted in the “aside” category. Submissions There were three submissions via the Google Form, and a couple more form messages via social media. Honestly, I had debated either a nondescript or far more overt mug w/ the likeness of one of the more iconic of H.P. Lovecraft’s imaginations, but this seemed a bit over the top. Suggested were: a replacement for my alma matter a Go Army, Beat Navy mug (which was never my thing) this gem from shop.Scotch.io (again, pretty overt) a Java mug my IBM Champion mug a tumbler/bottle from Zojirushi The problem with the last two was...…

Git History Searching

First, A Shout-Out The recording of the session called “Normalizing XPages Web Development” that Shean P. McManus and I gave at the 2-day, virtual ICONUS (formerly IamLUG) event this year is now available from “Archive and Replays”. If you missed it, I recommend checking it out, it’s a great benefit of ICONUS and I hope that those who did get a chance to attend enjoyed the subject material. We covered a lot of ground and were able to demonstrate what is, in my opinion, one of the great benefits of flexibility of the XPages runtime and Domino server. Thanks again...…

Eric and the Quest for More Coffee

Intro This post has little, if anything, to do with coding. I’m posting it in my “aside” category, which should be a giveaway for this sort of occasional thing. In Memoriam My trusty coffee mug, which has been with me since prior to graduating university, has served me well. Sadly, after a fateful day involving being knocked over and rolling off of the desk, it landed, handle first, onto the floor. While surgery (sugru-ry?) was able to restore most function to the mug, it retained a deep crack under the surface of the enamel paint, running vertically for nearly the...…

Angular 2's Learning Curve

Contents Intro Background Angular 2’s Progression A Learning Roadmap Personal Observations Angular CLI Tool Summary Intro Those that know me, or have followed my blog for a little while, have likely caught onto the fact that I’m a pretty big AngularJS fan. Angular 2 Background Angular (1.x) was incredibly easy to get started with. I don’t know if we were spoiled or not, but either way, it was gosh darned nice. Take a simple “hello world” example, all we need, aside from including the script tag for angular.js in our HTML file, all we needed to do was to write...…