My Favorite Records of 2016

2016 was just as musically fruitful as 2015 was. According to, I, once again, listened to a shit load of records this year. Some staples, many new faces, many incredible records! Let’s get it on! 25.) Deftones - Gore I’ve been a giant fanboy for these guys since Adrenaline. This is one of my most listened to albums from last year, and I thought it was excellent. Chino can do no wrong. Read On →

Ubuntu gnome-terminal vim / tmux settings to preserve colors and shortcuts

Recently, I’ve been using vim within tmux for a lot of my development. It’s been a very good experience on Ubuntu 16.04 in gnome-terminal. However, the colors were not identical within tmux as they are in standalone vim. Obviously, this really bothers you after a while. Well, not a while. Pretty much immediately, haha. But I put up with it to forego shaving that yak in order to actually get shit doneā„¢. Read On →

My Favorite Records of 2015

2015 will go down as another legendary year of hard rock and metal album releases this decade. According to, I listened to a shit load of records this year. My number 1 and number 2 entries this year were the closest they’ve ever been. Let’s get it on! 25.) Indian Handcrafts - Creeps I had heard the first track off this record on a whim from a soundcloud recommendation, and I loved it. Read On →

Dell XPS 15 Ubuntu Tweaks

Tonight I was chatting with someone interested in buying a Dell XPS 15 versus a Macbook Pro. Having used the XPS 15 for almost a year now I had a lot of good things to say about it. There’s a few things I had to do in order to get it even closer to the perfect dev machine (still not quite there, but nothing is). I figured I would jot them down in case I forget anything in the future. Read On →

2 Factor Authentication GPG & SSH keys with pass and Yubikey NEO

In the beginning… For the past few years I’ve used KeePass as my password management solution, both for personal and work related credentials. It’s a great product. When I moved from PC to OS X and eventually Linux I used KeepassX and the Android client, KeePassDroid, with great success. I stored my .kdbx database in DropBox for easy syncing between my many machines and devices. I felt comfortable with the security and usability at the time. Read On →