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Using Hasura with NextAuth

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I wanted a simple solution to use Hasura with NextAuth that did not involve direct database.

Use React Admin with Hasura and Nextjs

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Sometimes, you need a admin panel.

Install Hasura on Dokku

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adding hasura to your dokku stack is a handy app.

Setup an nginx proxy for docker-compose

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Let's get started on a nice way to proxy docker containers with let's encrypt and nginx

Build a Contact form with Nextjs and Slack webhooks

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I decided I wanted a nice contact form on this site, that would push directly to slack via webhook

Philly Cheese Steak Sandwiches

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Philly Cheese Steak Sandwiches in your slow cooker are exactly what you want

Yeet. Delete. Repeat

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To survive, companies need to provide something valuable to their customers.

Poor Man's Lobster

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Poor man's lobster is an interesting dish, and a tasty one.

Halifax Donair

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Just like the east coast donair sauce, we also have our donairs, this recipe is one I love to use alongside the donair sauce.

Resurrecting a mid-2012 MacBook Pro

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I've been using MacBooks for years, and the model that's always been my favourite was the mid-2012 13 inch MacBook Pro.

Google Stadia aka the Game Console without a Console

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I've been trying out Google's Stadia console since it came out.

Maritime Donair Sauce

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I'm from the east coast, and we have a slightly different style donair sauce we use there

Instant Pot Cheeseburger Pie

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What is Component-Oriented Programming (COP)?

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With all the latest front-end frameworks — such as React, Angular, and Vue — we’re seeing a cool new paradigm rise. It’s known as component-oriented programming, and it’s all about stitching reusable components together like Lego blocks

How the Pixelbook became my main computer

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For years, I was one of those Linux desktop users, then I moved into Mac and was a Mac user for over twelve years, mostly I work from the terminal so the unix support was nice.

Jason Lengstorf on Yak Shaving

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Interesting read from Jason Lengstorf about `Yak Shaving`

What's your fight song?

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Do you have a fight song?

Instant Pot Crack Chicken

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This dish is incredible, use it as a dip with pitas, or dig in and eat it as is.

Make your own rules for life

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What do you want out of life? Do you know?. A lot of people have trouble answering this question.

Irish Boxty

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An Irish boxty is a potato pancake made from mashed potatoes and grated raw potato. It's great served with eggs and bacon.

On Beating Yourself Up

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Almost everyone does it. I'm not sure why.

Nobody hits the ground running

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“We just want someone who can hit the ground running” is the common refrain for companies seeking to only consider senior-level job candidates

When it seems like it's just you against everyone...

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Building a List MVP app with Flybase

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Building a quick List MVP app with Flybase

That song in your head

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There's the music just gets in your head, and your heart...

When Jupiter met Juno

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The Juno mission, launch in October 2011, and having been in orbit of Jupiter since July 2016 has been returning some interesting new discoveries about the planet

Healthchecks and Heartbeats

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Never underestimate the importance of healthchecks ffor your apps

Wasabi Coleslaw

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This light and tangy slaw combines a crisp mix of cabbage, daikon, carrots and radishes with a bright dressing of rice vinegar and spicy wasabi.

Mediterranean Shawarma

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Shawarma is one of my favourite foods, but there is a lack of good places to get decent shawarma around here so I make my own.

Apple Cider Marinated Sirloin Steak

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This is a tasty and simple steak recipe.

Does DevOps Really Need To Be "On Site"?

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Build a Status Page powered by Github and Uptime Robot

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Use Github and Uptime Robot to make a status page for your website.

How One Line of Code Killed The Internet

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Fried Rice

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This is a classic fried rice recipe that is easy to modify and adjust to your taste.

The value of a field guide

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JavaScript Startup Performance

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Chicken Curry

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A little spice always helps the brain juices get flowing, and this chicken curry dish is a favorite for any get together, especially when I'm planning a group meeting to work on the latest ideas.

Clean Code Javascript

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Pepper Steak Stir Fry

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This is one of my favorite quick stir fry dishes to make.

Become a GyShiDo-San, Get Your Shit Done and Become More Productive

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Ah Daniel-san, you have come in search of ways to be more productive in your day and get more done. That is a wise move, let me tell you about the art of GyShiDo and how it will help you Get Your Shit Done

Don't Be a George, Be a Kramer (or Be a Little of Both)

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If anybody asked me, I have always denied this, and I have hated to admit it but I am secretly a closet Seinfeld fan.

Crispy Roasted Shiitake mushrooms

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Shiitake mushrooms are great for lots of dishes, this is a quick snack that you'll love.

Scheduled Do Not Disturb Is Your Friend

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I used to be just like you. I was one of those guys who had to reply to every work related email as soon as it came in, or check every alert as soon as it arrived.

What is Coded Geekery

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This blog is being created to serve as a place to share ideas, from building a freelance business, to coding to finding a good work life balance.

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