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Migrating MySQL to AWS RDS Aurora

Let’s just say that you have a standalone MySQL instance that you want to put on something more resilient. You’ve got a few choices on how to do that, and Amazon Web Services RDS using Aurora DB is a great place to host it. Here are the steps that I’ve taken to migrate from a Digital Ocean one-click WordPress instance …

Fixing Ubuntu Vivid Vervet apt error for CDROM source: sed one-liner goodness

While I tend towards mainly Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr) as my core Linux derivative, it is time to move on to the 15.x stream and embrace the Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet) for the next bunch of work I’ll be doing. A common practice is that I run the installation and then do an apt-get update to make sure I’ve …

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Making a Sublime Command Link for OSX

I’ve just switched back to using a Mac platform and started using Sublime as my text editor of choice. In the past I’ve used TextMate, but Sublime has met all of my needs easily including single file edits, project folder edits, context display for languages, and good quick response. One thing I love to do is to work in the …