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I鈥檓 going to start a series of posts talking about software I use daily, highlight some of it鈥檚 features, and describe how I鈥檝e customize it. First up for iterm2. In my opinion, there is no better terminal on any platform. iTerm2 is only for macOS. Here are some quick links that might peak your interest iTerm2 feature list iTerm2 main website where you鈥檒l also find a FAQ, Documentation, and a place to submit bugs Source code on GitHub My list of top features are...

May 7, 2021 路 5 min 路 Elijah Gagne

Django Jelastic

In this post we will be showing how to create a Django hello world in Jelastic. Our hosting provider is Reclaim Cloud. Create a local Django hello world # Make a directory with an empty README mkdir django-test cd django-test touch README.md # Create a .gitignore file curl https://www.toptal.com/developers/gitignore/api/django -o .gitignore # Initialize a git repo and rename master to main git init git add -A git commit -m 'Initial commit' git branch -m master main # Re-enter the directory so your shell prompt picks up it is in a git repo cd; cd - # Create a virtualenv and activate it virtualenv venv ....

April 17, 2021 路 5 min 路 Elijah Gagne

Website Hosting

At this point I have the gagnenet.com domain and I鈥檇 like to find hosting for https://gagnenet.com/. Let鈥檚 outline some of the requirements I have: $0 cost is highly desirable Easy HTTPS certificate management is a plus Publishing new content should be simple There are two hosting providers I鈥檝e tinkered around with in the past that I decided to explore further. The first is GitHub Pages. It鈥檚 free and publishing new content is simple....

April 10, 2021 路 6 min 路 Elijah Gagne

Domain Name

It鈥檚 well known in the computing world that naming things is hard. In this case, I needed a domain name for my web identity. I鈥檝e owned elijahg.com for 14+ years. Soon after my wife and I started a family, I realized that the elijahg.com domain really only worked for me and I wanted something that could be useful for my whole family. So that obviously meant the first domain I looked into purchasing was gagne....

March 27, 2021 路 3 min 路 Elijah Gagne

Adjusting Scanned PDF With GIMP

This is not what I expected my second blog post to be. However, in the last month, I鈥檝e had to Google how I can use GIMP to 鈥渓ighten white and darken blacks鈥 several times. For those unaware, GIMP is a free and open source image editor. Think PhotoShop, but free. My issue is that I鈥檝e needed to print, sign, and scan mutliple documents recently and the handwriting is routinely showing up faint....

March 25, 2021 路 2 min 路 Elijah Gagne