J. R. Swab's Blog

Learn Bash: Tutorial 003 - The previous post in this series covered a few basic commands that we use most often in both the terminal and in Bash scripts. Today we will stay with this trend as we progress into more ways to manipulate what our computer does. If you have never used Bash, go back and read over the other two pos... Categories: [Technology]

Learn Bash: Tutorial 002 - Welcome back to the bash tutorial series. If you have not read the first in the series and you have never used bash please check that out before continuing. There are basic commands and terms we cover there that may make this section easier to follow. Also, if you are reading this and you know b... Categories: [Technology]

Learn Bash: Tutorial 001 - This is a start to a series all about bash and scripting for the terminal. There are lots of commands to cover but today is all about the basics. As long as the information fits within the one thousand word limit that this blog adheres to we should cover what bash is and some basic commands. The goa... Categories: [Technology]

You Need The Growth Mindset - Recently I came across this idea known as the growth mindset by Carol Dweck. As I read, I found the ideas it held lined up with my take on blogging. This mindset has several points or attributes that help us achieve goals and milestones. Without this mindset we limit ourselves in both our mental abi... Categories: [Self Improvement]

This Tech Lover's Daily Carry - So you may be able to guess some of the thing a guy like me carries around with him everywhere he goes, but I'm confident at least one thing on this list will surprise you. It will probably be different for many of you, so please leave a comment below telling everyone what you least expected to find... Categories: [Personal]

Be Free Of Your ISP - Mesh networking is the future for how we access content on the internet. What a mesh network does is take the gatekeepers out of the equation and allows anyone to hop on the network. This type of system is not new, but some people are taking this idea to the next level. Instead of needing Comcast... Categories: [Technology]

How To Keep New Blogger Motivation - This marks my sixtieth consecutive day posting on this blog and want to share some things I have learned about starting a new blog. As a blogger of over 15 years on several platforms these basic motivation tips work every time. If you start a blog, you will find that no one is reading your work fo... Categories: [Content Creation]

Use This To Decentralize Web Content - The InterPlanetary File System (IPFS) is something that I am glad I came across over the past few months. It is an open source way to host files and share them around the web in a much faster and less expensive way. You probably know by now that I am a massive fan of decentralizing all the thing... Categories: [Technology]

You Need To Stop DNS Leaks - My mind has been on the Domain Name System (DNS) server for about a week now. I've been mulling over whether VPNs are necessary and what level of trust should be placed in a DNS provider. It's evident not to trust your ISP's DNS since some companies have been caught manipulating the data or using yo... Categories: [Technology]

What It Means To Be A Stoic Christian - Learning about views others have on life, and other philosophies is a great way to understand what this life. As a follower of Jesus, my authority is with the Bible and as I read different views about how to conduct life my daily Bible reading acts as my filter. We all need truth to hold on to, e... Categories: [Faith]

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