Deploying Octopress to GitHub or Heroku

I spent numerous hours messing with command line and figuring out the deployment process for Octopress. I recently migrated all my blog posts from Menace Studio which was using the Orchard Project CMS. I really liked the CMS which is built around ASP.NET MVC and SQL Compact back end. My main issue with Orchard as well as other ones such as WordPress is that they're all trying to be an all in one solution (blogs, ecommerce, personal, etc.) which makes it really bulky. The main reasons why I switched to Octopress is the fact that the site is entirely static generated content. The posts and page…

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Shell action and installing Octopress

I was trying to install Octopress and see what the buzz is about. I'm also a fan of static site generators such as Scriptogr.am which I use for this blog and I wanted to explore other options such as Jekyll which is what Octopress is based off. This blog post is meant to document my experience/journey with the installation, and things that I encountered along the way including how to fix them. I also have been working lately with command prompt so I wanted a little bit of a challenge and see if I can do it. Granted, it takes a little bit of work to get Octopress runnning so it requires a…

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Deploying Sails.JS to Heroku

I've been interested in Node.JS for quite some time now but I haven't really realized its potential or find a use case. The extent of my experience was basically creating a quick Express.JS app and see it run in the browser. No formal development whatsoever. I have come across Sails.JS in the past but that's when Node was just in its early stages, or at least before I was interested in the platform. Sails.js coincides with or sits on top of Express.JS using the same MVC pattern as Rails. I watched the introduction video again for Sails.JS today and was amazed at how powerful it is. The ease…

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Git 101: Getting to know Git as a source control

Git is an open source version control system that has become popular among the open source community. Large companies such as Google, Facebook and Microsoft has adopted it (well anything released as an open source are most likely hosted at Github). I have experience in both Subversion and TFS version control but Git is slightly different on how things are accomplished. Since the cool kids tends to use the command line interpreter (Bash, Command Prompt, Terminal, etc) these days, it's hard not to be intrigued by this movement. There's something about the black background and white font that…

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Using script to archive Gmail to Evernote

Today, I was looking for a way to automatically save any emails that are labeled "Articles" to Evernote on my Gmail account. I have filters to specifically target the email addresses that I've specified and automatically label them with "Articles". This makes it convenient for me so everything is in one place when I have time to read them. I've been using Evernote lately and happen to like how it takes a snapshot of articles that I want to be saved and read it (even if the original source goes away). There's Zapier and IFTTT which I use for automating my Instagram, and other online services…

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