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Happy Thanksgiving!

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This Thanksgiving I wanted to take the opportunity to talk about what I’m grateful for!

Managing Videoconferencing Devices

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I’ve spent the last couple of months building an interface to replace Lifesize (and Avaya’s) video conference management software because their software reli...

Starting My Blog

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I’m Chris MacNaughton, a developer born and reaised in Houston, TX. I’ve been programming things for years but started on the hardware side of computers, bu...

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ruby

User Generated Templates in Ruby

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I started a side project recently for hosting many sites from within one application. I decided to use Liquid to allow users to create their own site designs...

Rolling Ruby on Rails

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Last week I wrote about Startup Weekend and my experience starting PermitMe.

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Startups

Houston’s Got More Startups!

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My perception of the startup culture in Houston has been limited to one or two different companies that aren’t doing anything interesting until recently. Af...

Startup Weekend

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A little over a week ago I participated in Startup Weekend Houston.

Houston Startup Weekend

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This weekend I’m planning to attend Startup Weekend Houston. It will be my first and I’m quite excited about it.

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SEO

SEO Early On, Part 3

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On a slightly more technical note than my previous 2 posts (Part 1 and Part 2) on SEO, page speed is quite important. There are some great tools for checkin...

SEO Early On, Part 2

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Part 1 was a little bit sparse on actual, actionable advice so I thought I’d start this post out with some fairly simple tips that can do wonders for your ra...

SEO Early On, Part 1

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While starting a business, there are many things one must think of, from permitting to supply chain management; however, an oft overlooked thing is SEO!

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rust

Security Scanning Rust Dependencies

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Gitlab has added support for dependency scanning to their CI system. The recommended method for enabling this support is to enable their CI step that detects...

Rust CI on Gitlab

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Setting up Rust CI on Gitlab is a fairly easy task, until you want to actually use it ;-) Throughout my time developing Rust libraries and applications, I’ve...

Packaging Rust Binaries

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I spent a bit of time recently working on getting Launchpad to build my Rust binary into something that could be easily installed. To make this search easier...

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erlang

Beginning Erlang

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Erlang is my first experience with a strongly functional language. I say strongly functional because I’ve gotten to see a bit of functional programming in Sc...

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juju

Adding Actions to a Juju Charm

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I wanted to add a couple of actions to a Juju charm, specifically Ceph, and I wanted to be able to test the action to ensure that Ceph received the command a...

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