Getting Saucy

Getting Saucy

Thoughts, stories and ideas.


AuthorJake Champlin
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Spotify, MPD, and NCMPCPP

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These days I rarely have music saved on my machine, it's usually streamed from Spotify. I missed the days of running my music through MPD and controlling it via ncmpcpp. This has now changed. Everything works as expected in ncmpcpp. Your "local" media library…

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Fixing Sound in Hipchat on Linux

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Lately I've been using Linux 100% for work, and honestly have felt absolutely no need to switch back to other inferior operating systems. All the FUD aside, Linux on the desktop has actually become an extremely stable and rewarding environment to work in. (Ex…

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Kitchen Magic

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At my current organization (The lovely folks at Minted), we use Puppet for configuration management. At first I was unsure of how to get up to speed on using Puppet, having gotten used Chef and it's development ecosystem in a past life, but I decided to give i…

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Some Brief History

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“Life is like topography, Hobbes. There are summits of happiness and success, flat stretches of boring routine and valleys of frustration and failure.” ― Bill Watterson Why even write this post? Generally, I want to get this post out there to the masses…

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Setting Up a Continuous Delivery Blog

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Background Growing up I never really had the capital to invest in a home setup, nor were my parents ever going to let me near the networking equipment after capturing packets of web traffic from my parents. Getting my own house for the first time last year and…