Books I've Bought

I recently bought all the books from this tweet. Here are my affiliate links to them. I just finished Sapiens and it was awesome!

How to Support Emojis With Rails and Amazon Aurora (MySQL)

I have recently started a new Ruby on Rails project which I hope will exist for a very long time. I decided, after getting burned in the past regarding this issue, to ensure the application supports emojis in all text fields. Here is the stack:

  • Ruby on Rails 5.2.0
  • Ruby 2.3.1
  • Elastic Beanstalk (Passenger with Ruby 2.3 running on 64bit Amazon Linux/2.7.2)
  • Aurora MySQL 5.6.10a

How I Use a Computer, Part 1

I will quickly describe the most important tools I use when using a computer. I use MacOS (Sierra, right now), but the lessons apply to all operating systems.

How to Make an AWS S3 Static Website With SSL

This post will describe how this website was created and will be maintained going forward.