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What is the Purpose of "www" in Website URLs?

Some websites use www in their domain name, and others don't. What the heck? Find out why and what you should do here ...

Dec 29, 2014

Remove the "www" from a URL with Nginx

For SEO purposes, it's best to choose between www and no www. See how to do it with Nginx.

Dec 27, 2014

Select the Last n Children in CSS

Sometimes you need to target more than just the last child in a series of HTML elements. Learn how to target the last n number of elements here.

Dec 20, 2014

How to Change the Hostname on Ubuntu Server

Got an ugly command prompt? Learn how to change the name of your computer.

Dec 17, 2014

Check if a File is Binary or Text in Ruby

Here's a cool little trick to determining if a file is text or binary in Ruby just by using the path to that file.

Dec 15, 2014

4 Ways to Pass Arguments to a Rake Task

Always googling and forgetting how to pass arguments to rake tasks? Here's a up list of the various methods.

Dec 13, 2014

Backup Gitlab Data and Repositories to Amazon S3

Make sure you don't lose all that precious GitLab data by backing regularly and syncing with an Amazon S3 bucket.

Dec 11, 2014

Squash all Commits into a Single Commit

Sometimes it makes sense to start over in Git's history while maintaining the current state of your code.

Dec 09, 2014

How To Delete a Git Tag

It's easy to delete a git tag from your local and remote repositories.

Dec 07, 2014

Get a Snapshot of Mac OS X Shell Commands

You can get a snapshot of the progress of terminal/shell jobs on Mac OS X by hitting Ctrl+T.

Dec 05, 2014