Modifying pg_backup to include a latest directory

I wanted to use this script to back up my database, but I needed a directory that would always have the latest version in it. I added/modified the following lines in the script: LATEST_BACKUP_DIR=$BACKUP_DIR”latest/” rm $LATEST_BACKUP_DIR”$DATABASE”.sql.gz cp $FINAL_BACKUP_DIR”$DATABASE”.sql.gz.in_progress $LATEST_BACKUP_DIR”$DATABASE”.sql.gz mv $FINAL_BACKUP_DIR”$DATABASE”.sql.gz.in_progress $FINAL_BACKUP_DIR”$DATABASE”.sql.gz Here’s the new script pg_backup.sh: #!/bin/bash ########################### ####### LOAD CONFIG ####### ########################### while […]

How to set up a Linode environment for the Pyramid Framework 1.5, Python 3, PostgreSQL 9.1 on Debian 7.5

I’m in the process of working on a new startup, and I finally decided to break down and do things right this time, which means leaving PHP and my custom written framework in the past. I’m not really a system administrator, so I figured when I set up my Linode there would be a guide out there to go by. To my surprise, even the Linode hosted config repository didn’t have what I needed or it was out of date. So, I just decided to do it all myself and learn it from scratch.

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Usability lessons from neuroscience

I have just finished a wonderful book, Reading in the Brain: The New Science of How We Read, which ostensibly is about the origins and the neural underpinnings of the human ability to read. Dehaene not only takes on the conventional wisdom that reading is a sequential, letter by letter process, but he unwittingly sheds light on the foundations of many universally accepted usability practices.

Books on User Experience and User Interface Design

Having spent the majority of 2011 in intense self-study to finish my transition from developer/project manager to UX engineer, I thought it would be useful for others out there to share my reading list and some brief thoughts. Steve Krug- Don’t make me think The best book for a quick introduction to user experience is […]

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