Javascript Async/Await Patterns

Node JS

I've been using async/await, with help from babel, for the past several months at work and I figured I'd share some patterns I've found beneficial. I don't have a background with async/await in other languages so I am coming at this problem without previous ...

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Crucial M500 Material Number

If you're trying to RMA a Crucial SSD with model number CT960M500SSD1 (M500 2.5" 960GB SSD), then the material number is 225109.

The first step to starting the RMA with Crucial is to give them the "Material Number" for the SSD or memory. However my SSD had no ...

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Google Pubsub Reliability

Google Cloud Platform

When you outsource a component of your architecture to a cloud company you are consciously making a trade-off: You often get a cheap(er) (hopefully better, faster) service but you yield control to the service provider. This trade-off just became personal with Google Pub/Sub.

We've been using Google ...

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Docker Layer Corrupt, What Do?

docker logo

Update 2015-11-10: In the docker registry v2 API (now supported by Google Container Registry) an image digest is checked for each layer. So in theory this problem should no longer be possible.

Attempting a docker deployment, the deploy failed on the target system when docker pull resulted in one layer ...

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How Does a Staunch Atheist Turn Catholic?

Updated: 2013-06-29

Leah Libresco is a fairly well-known blogger and self-identified geek, and the reason I'm paying attention is because she was an outspoken Atheist discussing religion, and now she's an outspoken Catholic discussing religion.

Why do I care about what a complete stranger does? I identify with ...

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November 6, 2012 California Proposition Voting Guide

Mailing in a Ballot

If you are a mail voter, the rule is that your ballot has to be received on or before election day. Postmarks do not count. This effectively means do not mail your ballot any later than Saturday from within San Diego. If you still have your ...

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Why We Should Vote Obama, Again

So Obama's Presidency thus far has been less substantive than the "Hope and Change" that we had been promised. Why am I voting for him, again?

Well, the GOP made the choice easy. "Not the Republican" is the obvious choice, again.

Republicans Wrecked the Economy

W says: Thanks for Blaming the Black Guy

Under George W Bush ...

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