make a string url-safe

When running devops scripts (among other things), we often need to get a url-safe representation of an arbitrary string. This is commonly known as “url slug” by the average netizens. As my JavaScript is better than my bash, and npx is more universally available than my capability to master both Windows and Linux shell scripts, […]

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Explain SPF like I’m 12

Say, you have just registered your own domain name: “myawesomedomain.com”, and a geek friend of yours says “hey pal, you’ll need to pay someone, or set up your own server, to send emails out from that awesome domain. Lemme do it for you!”

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Ownership

Ownership is forever a golden indicator of the success of any project. In plain English: You simply cannot deliver without owning… your deliverables. Good business owners hire managers who own their own team’s KPI. Excellent business owners hire managers who own the entire corporate’s KPI, but know well enough when to or not to step […]

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Using mocha with ES6+ spec files

Okay, so the problem is obvious: we want to use mocha to run spec .js files written in ES6+ ( very likely with async await being utilised ‘cuz everybody loves ’em 😉 ). I’ll go ahead and state it upfront that: there is nothing special or challenging about this. I’m blogging this only for the sheer reason […]

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