Peter Bronez

LastPass got acquired - are we screwed?

LastPass ÷ LogMeIn ⩼ 0

TL;DR: It's probably fine for now, but keep an eye out for key staff departures and major technology changes.

Change is scary, especially when it happens to your password manager. When LastPass announced their acquisition by LogMeIn, the news ignited such a panic that they had to shut down comments on the blog post. Lists of alternative . . .

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October 25, 2015

Using PyPi Packages with Conda

Power of Conda + Breadth of Pypi = Environments that Work

This tutorial describes how to copy a Pypi package over to the Binstar package index so you can easily use it in Conda environments. You can cut Binstar out of this process, but using Binstar allows you to conda install the package anywhere you like rather than keeping track of the tarball manually.

Why is this useful?

Python's package . . .

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January 06, 2014

Archive All Messages in a Gmail Inbox

A little hack to restore a useful feature

I just discovered that Gmail's "Select All … Conversations in Inbox feature has disappeared, leaving users with no clear way to apply an action to their entire inbox. Sure, you could hit the little checkbox to "select all," but it really only selects 50 messages at a time, which is useless when you're dealing with . . .

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November 21, 2013

Migrating SSH Configurations from Windows 7 to OS X

I recently switched my main work machine from a Windows 7 laptop to a MacBook Pro running Mac OS 10.9. I spend a lot of time working on EC2 instances via SSH and needed to migrate my workflow. This post describes that process.

Windows Workflow

My Windows SSH setup consisted of:

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November 01, 2013