Drek.ca

Written by Derek Roberts.

Agile DevOps, OpenShift, Music and More.

Build This Site Using Ghost CRM

August 14, 2014

Here are details, still perfectly good, for building my previous site using Ghost CRM. OpenShift 2's free plan no longer exists, but Heroku, Netlify, Forestry.io and more make for great alternatives.

The Role of Notation in Mathematical Development

July 17, 2014

Ancient Greek arithmetic, done with a compass and straight edge, was particularly interesting and horrible! My personal discovery while writing this paper was just how much of the groundwork was laid by Archimedes, two thousand years ago! Other than proving my hypothesis wrong, it went great. ;)

Is Privacy an Option

January 18, 2014

Think you have privacy online? You only do to an extent. Here's how browser fingerprinting can uniquely identify you and IP lookups can provide a starting point for personal identification.

LibreOffice Spell Check Not Working

January 09, 2014

I'm a computer tech, originally from Toronto, hold a recent degree and offer lots of experience. It'd be great to try something new, like analytics, but my current lot is still a good one and puts food on the table. If you're interested, please take a look at the links below!

Senor Woof

January 04, 2014

This is Señor Woof. She loves ball chucks, licking people and being happy. :)

Creating Aliases with .bashrc

January 04, 2014

Want to be able to launch several commands at once or at least shorten some already esiting commands? We can do that by creating aliases. I like to use nano, but any text editor will do.

About Me

January 03, 2014

I'm a computer tech, originally from Toronto, hold a recent degree and offer lots of experience. It'd be great to try something new, like analytics, but my current lot is still a good one and puts food on the table. If you're interested, please take a look at the links below!

Disable Stupid Blue Glow in KDE

January 03, 2014

DEPRECATED: I can't stand KDE's default blue glow. Here's how to disable it. I'm using Oxygen for window decorations, but the procedure should be the same for everything else.