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The First Thousand Blog Posts

Written by Lorna Jane / Original link on Apr. 30, 2019

This is the 1000th post on https://lornajane.net. People ask "how do you even do that?" and the short answer is "start in 2006", but the long answer isn't all that long.It all began because I couldn't hold down a job. After graduating, I had five jobs in five years, which was fabulous because I lea…


Handy Beanstalkd Admin Console

Written by Lorna Jane / Original link on Apr. 8, 2019

I've been building apps with queues lately and mostly using beanstalkd as my queue because it is very simple, very fast and on my platform it is [apt install beanstalkd] -easy to install. I have also been using a handy web interface for beanstalkd which I like so much that I felt I ought to share! …


HTTP Toolbox

Written by Lorna Jane / Original link on Feb. 27, 2019

As Web Developers, we need to know how to work with HTTP from every angle. I gave a 2-hour tutorial at PHP UK that included some of my most trusted tools - but it was sold out and a bunch of people asked me if there was video (there wasn't, tutorials make little sense when videoed). Instead, I thou…


Using Tags in your OpenAPI Spec

Written by Lorna Jane / Original link on Feb. 26, 2019

Working with OpenAPI is bringing so many possibilities to the way that developers work with APIs, it's exciting! The spec is very comprehensive though and I've found myself answering questions on individual aspects of it recently, so I thought I'd capture one or two of those things here. Today: tag…


Windows removed my grub menu

Written by Lorna Jane / Original link on Jan. 28, 2019

I know this will happen to me again at a bad moment so I'm putting it here on my blog and hoping I can find it in my future hour of need ...My work machine is a Windows PC, with dual boot to the Ubuntu partition that I actually use. Sometimes, when booting Windows, it "repairs" its disks and remove…