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01/14/2021

Disable Low Quality Webcam Microphone in Ubuntu Linux 20.04

How to ensure your high quality microphone is always used and not the low quality USB webcam audio when joining Google Meet, Zoom, Microsoft Teams, and other video calls. Block list the webcam sound with udev and use it only for video, not audio.

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01/12/2021

How to Set Up and Encrypt an External SSD and Run Docker Images Externally

Running multiple Docker images locally can eat up a lot of disk space. Computers with smaller hard drives will have a problem keeping up. We can mitigate this issue by setting up an encrypted external ssd to run our Docker images and free up local disk space

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01/09/2021

Leading a Distributed Team with Productive

As a distributed agency, we have to make sure everyone is working on budgeted client priorities across more applications than we have people. Traditional time tracking tooling doesn't cut it. We've found Productive.io to be the best so far.

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12/31/2020

Financial Plan for a New Computer Under Warranty

As a computing professional, top end computers are a necessity for your livelihood. Here's how setting aside just $69/month will ensure you can buy a new computer at any time and have the funds for guilt free technology splurges.

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12/24/2020

Development time is money, therefore I RAID

Why I optimize for redundancy via RAID and multiple computers as a developer for whom development time is money instead of relying on a single high end laptop.

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12/15/2020

Learning Object-Oriented Programming in Ruby vs C/C++

Learning object-oriented programming is a fundamental piece of computer science education. But is C/C++ the best environment to do it in?

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12/12/2020

Remote Team Culture - Code Review and Style Guides

Code review and style guides are valuable when delivering clean and reliable code which is a team effort, especially in distributed teams.

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10/07/2020

The convergence of Ruby on Rails and #AppSec Podcast Appearance

Frank Rietta guest on the Application Security Podcast with Chris Romeo

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07/13/2020

Rietta Makes it Betta Thank You Art!

Best thank you note form a client ever! Custom painting on canvas.

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06/04/2020

Swap Files and AWS - Extending Your EC2 Free Tier Instance Memory

For research projects and other non-critical applications hosted on AWS, staying within the free tier of AWS services can be a challange. Adding a swapfile can be a way to mitigate memory issues while not needing to upgrade to a larger EC2 instance.

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