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  • Running Heroku CLI from Heroku Scheduler

    The Heroku Scheduler is a simple and handy add-on for any Heroku application, to run recurring commands. I recently had the need to run a Heroku CLI command from within the Scheduler itself. Why would you need to do such a thing? In my case, at YNAB, we have an app pipeline which includes a staging app for our marketing site. We don’t want this staging app running all the time for various reasons, i...

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  • The LATERAL join

    The LATERAL join is an interesting and powerful join type that is a bit intimidating at first but when you take a closer look it is very useful in certain scenarios.

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  • Using Google Assistant to Arm my House Alarm

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  • Easy HTTPS with Cloudflare

    HTTPS everywhere! This is the trend of late, and for good reason. Phishing, connection snooping, man-in-the-middle attacks and hacking in general is pervasive today and security on the web is more important than ever.

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  • My Phone Setup with Project Fi

    I love non-standard cell service setups. Actually, I probably annoy my family and friends because I am constantly trying different things, talking about it, and sometimes asking them to bear with me during a transition time when they can’t get ahold of me.

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