How to connect your iPhone X running iOS 14.2 to the Rakuten Mobile network

This article will explain how you can use your iPhone X running iOS 14.2 on the Rakuten Mobile network in Japan. These instructions also apply to those who are on the Rakuten Mobile network and have updated iOS on their iPhone X. Continue reading “How to connect your iPhone X running iOS 14.2 to the Rakuten Mobile network”

Hands-On Guide: Connecting a Raspberry Pi Running Node.js to AWS IoT Core

In this hands-on guide, we will install Node.js on a Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ and then connect our device to the AWS IoT Core service. This service connects to the Amazon Web Services (AWS) platform by using the MQTT publish-subscribe-based messaging protocol and lets your device communicate with other services on the platform.

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Creating moodfulness, a Mood-Tracking Web App

I’ve recently been working on a web app called moodfulness, which lets users enter whether they are happy or sad and then plots those moods on a map. In developing this app, I focused on usability, such as ensuring consistency and conducting A/B testing, and data visualization. Continue reading “Creating moodfulness, a Mood-Tracking Web App”

Recreating ddclient Cache to Update New IP Address on Domain Name Registrar

This document is intended for those who are experiencing problems with updating a newly assigned IP address of a web server by using ddclient.

This article is intended for system administrators who experience problems with updating a newly assigned IP address of a web server by using ddclient. Continue reading “Recreating ddclient Cache to Update New IP Address on Domain Name Registrar”

Improving Writing by Using Hemingway Editor

At a recent job interview, one of the interviewers introduced me to Hemingway Editor. This application helps writers produce easily readable content. This tool helps writers improve content readability. It’s available as a free web app and as for-pay Windows and Mac desktop apps. Continue reading “Improving Writing by Using Hemingway Editor”

Backing Up WordPress Content to Evernote via IFTTT

In a previous post, I mentioned that I’d set up cron tasks to back up my databases and web content. If you’re just hosting a blog and don’t have an always-on remote device to back up that data to, a good alternative would be to do automated backups via IFTTT. Continue reading “Backing Up WordPress Content to Evernote via IFTTT”

Consolidating and Managing Resources Within a Knowledge Base

When working on a project and referring to multiple resources, some of which can be used across a range of projects, it’s important to save links. In my case, I was managing links to articles, tutorials, and forum posts in multilevel Favorites folders in Microsoft Edge, Bookmark folders in Google Chrome, and even to notes in Evernote. However, finding specific resources in these folders across these three applications was cumbersome and time consuming. Continue reading “Consolidating and Managing Resources Within a Knowledge Base”