Capturing screenshots with Chromium using Python
Sometimes you need to take screenshots of the web and Chromium provides an easy way to do that.
August 06, 2022
Code formatting a Python project in 2022
For those who want a quick solution without reading all of PEP 8. The Black Python module has a fully automated solution for you.
July 30, 2022
Finding broken external links on websites using Scrapy
Broken links are a problem for any content driven website as it ages, find them quickly and easily with Scrapy.
July 23, 2022
Minimal automated updates for Alpine Linux
Many Linux distros have a way to configure automated updates but somewhat surprisingly Alpine Linux does not.
July 16, 2022
Make your own new tab browser extension in 50 lines of code
There are plenty of home page and new tab replacement extensions on the Chrome Web Store that you could use, but why not make your own if it's easy?
July 09, 2022
Adding dark mode with automatic system preference selection
Creating a dark, or light, version of your website may seem like a daunting task if you think you need an entirely new color pallet. It's 2022 though and we have the widely supported invert CSS filter.
July 02, 2022
Set up automated server backups with Borg
The Borg deduplicating backup program can automate daily, weekly, and monthly backups with a single script saving space and keeping data safe from mistakes.
June 25, 2022
Creating a PWA with Next.js and next-pwa to improve your websites UX
Turning your website into a PWA, especially if your website doesn't rely on an internet connection at all, can greatly improve it's user experience by allowing them to access your web app anywhere.
June 18, 2022
Using CodeMirror to show formatted code in Wagtail
Going through all the steps to use CodeMirror with Wagtail to show formatted code on the frontend of your site.
June 11, 2022
Caddy configuration for Django with some sensible defaults
Caddy is a great web server with sensible defaults but there a few things that I need to configure to have perfect synergy with Django.
June 04, 2022
Counting table row counts in PostgreSQL
An easy way to count the number of rows in a PostgreSQL table and sort by totals allowing you to find what's taking up space in your database.
May 28, 2022
Using EditorConfig to improve coding style consistency
EditorConfig has been around for almost a decade at this point. It is widely supported by many editors natively and many more with plugins.
May 21, 2022
Running a simple Django website in Docker
Using Docker to run a simple production and development environments with a few extras thrown in. Easily customized to your preferred language or framework.
May 14, 2022
Generating a ED25519 SSH key with OpenSSH
OpenSSH has deprecated RSA keys. Time to swap to ED25519 with a few quick commands as well as an easy way to ease into the swap with host key configurations.
May 07, 2022