11 Jun 2020
Last night I decided to pull the trigger and upgrade from Ubuntu 19.10 (Eoan Ermine) to Ubuntu Focal Fossa 20.04
A fairly smooth upgrade all in all.
I did have to re-enable the .NET Core APT repository using the following command:
sudo apt-add-repository https://packages.microsoft.com/ubuntu/20.04/prod
I also discovered a neat shortcut to move programs from one workspace to another:
I hope this will soon become muscle memory 💪 !
08 Jun 2020
Background What do you do when you have a website that you do not want Google or other search engines to index and therefore NOT display in search results? Robots! 🤖 In the past, you have simply been able to add a robots.txt file. This is a file that website owners could use to inform web crawlers and robots such as the Googlebot about whether you wanted your site indexed or not and if so...
07 Jun 2020
Background Today I wanted to clean up my Pocket account, I had thousands of unread articles in my inbox and while their web interface allows you to bulk edit your bookmarks it would have taken days to archive all of them that way. So, instead of spending days to do this, I used their API and ran a quick and dirty script to archive bookmarks going back to 2016! Here be dragons! Now, since I...
06 Jun 2020
28 May 2020
Background A while ago I was working on a project that consumed the Instagram Legacy API Platform. To make things easier there was a fantastic library called InstaSharp which wrapped the HTTP calls to the Instagram Legacy API endpoints. However, Instagram began disabling the Instagram Legacy API Platform and on June 29, 2020, any remaining endpoints will no longer be available. The replacements to the Instagram Legacy API Platform are the Instagram Graph API and...