Deploy Yard documentation server to Heroku

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By Ben Radler

In a recent set of Rails services I built, my team wanted to quickly deploy to Heroku for testing. We also keep a YARD documentation server running and up to date for every deploy.

Turn out there is not a simple way to do this on Heroku, as you can only run one public-facing HTTP server per application.

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DIY Philips-Hue-Style LED Lights with Node.js + Backbone!

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By Ben Radler

Update!

Read this first, and if you want more I've posted an update to this blog here.

Video Demo

Backstory

My roommate works for Apple, and travels to China for work. He brought back a spool of LED lights, and hacked together a script for an Arduino that played a series of 12 lights on repeat.

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How to delete merged branches on Git and GitHub

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By Ben Radler

Recently at OneLogin we decided to prune and purge all merged branches in one of our large Git repos. Having never had to do this with more then a handful of branches, I had relied on the GitHub branches UI.

This UI is less than ideal when working with over about a dozen branches, so I started looking into scripts to help automate the process.

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Mac OS X Tutorial - How To Fix "The operation can’t be completed because the item “***” is in use." error

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By Ben Radler

Ever gotten this pestering error when trying to throw something away in Mac OS X? I even see this behavior persistent in OS X 10.9 Mavericks, the newest release. I believe it has something to do with Finder's quicklook function. While relaunching the Finder is always a solution, I wanted to present this terminal based solution as a faster alternative.

So, see this error? rmrf-tutorial

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Adobe Illustrator Business Card Wireframe Template for Printing

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By Ben Radler

I recently relocated to San Francisco, and with the never-ending supply of networking events I inevitably ran out of business cards and decided it was time for a new design.

Rather than writing a complex tutorial for how to create a print-ready wireframe for your cards, I thought I'd be nice and just give you the files. So, without further adieu, here's the Adobe Illustrator version of the wireframe I used:

Download Business Card Wireframe Templates

If you use these templates, or they help you in any way, please comment below and let me know what you used them for! Sharing is caring!

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