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This site has been the personal gallery and blog of photographer and computing technology design scientist Steve Scott since 2000.

Screencast - Initial development server setup for Ubuntu 18.04

This is the second video in a forthcoming series on web application development and related topics. This video assumes you’ve gone through the steps in Preparing VirtualBox for Ubuntu Server 18.04.

When I start a new project, I carry out the same basic steps. In most cases it starts with a server install of Ubuntu. Watch the following screencast where I walk through the initial dev server setup I use for Ubuntu 18.04.

In this screencast, I’ll walk you through installing and the first steps to configure an ubuntu server 18.04 in a virtual machine on your local workstion. I’ll assume you have a fresh virtual machine for ubuntu with the disk image mounted. Now we can start the virtual machine and begin the ubuntu server install process.

The screencast is divided into 4 parts with the video notes at the end of this post.

Part 1: Ubuntu Server 18.04 install in VirtualBox

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Screencast - Preparing VirtualBox for Ubuntu Server 18.04

This is the first video in a forthcoming series on web application development.

When I start a new project, I carry out the same basic steps. In most cases it starts with a server install of Ubuntu. Watch the following screencast where I walk through the steps for setting up VirtualBox for Ubuntu Server 18.04.

In this screencast, I’ll walk you through setting up a virtual machine for Ubuntu server. I intend to install the server in virtualbox on my mac workstation for a local development environment.

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Art Opening - Photography Exhibition at the Sackville Commons

Reposted from: Coworking Sackville - Steve Scott Art Opening

From June 12, 2017

Join us at The Commons this Friday to celebrate one of our Dynamic members’ art! Steve Scott is one of the founding members of The Sackville Commons, a talented Computing Technology Design Scientist, amazing father, athlete & entrepreneur– Steve Scott’s art is a celebration of the natural beauty of New Brunswick.

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Goodbye Instagram and Social Media

In a previous post I described my exit from social media save for one holdout: Instagram. I intended to keep a presence on Instagram, at least for a while longer, because of my photography. My Instagram experiment, as I have been calling it, came to an abrupt end because of a privacy over-step on Instagram’s part.

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Static-Site Comments via Email

Comments for statically generated blogs are often done through 3rd-party providers, e.g. Disqus, et al. I was uncomfortable with that approach. I wanted to keep things static with minimal JavaScript and minimal back-end code. But there are a number of features and concerns that still need to be addressed, namely: spam, privacy, and security. I didn’t want to reinvent the wheel. I just wanted to allow comments in a minimalistic way without ending up down a rabbit hole.

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