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.
Here are the main snippets of what I carry out on a fresh install of Ubuntu 18.04 Server:
First commands after installing, and logged in to the server as the user account:
ip addr command gets an IP address, e.g. 192.168.2.26, so we can replace with the ip address in the code below with what it returns.
My minimal emacs config file (in
~/.emacs.d/init.el) is as follows :
 Source on github
Uncomplicated Firewall: ufw
/var/www folder for future applications:
The rest of the setup happens on the local workstation (in my case it’s either Mac or Linux).
Add the server IP address and hostname to
/etc/hosts on my local workstation:
Make ssh a little quicker with
Add ssh key-based authentication:
Bash alias for sshfs on the workstation (
.bash_profile on MacOS,
.bashrc on Ubuntu workstations):
Verify nginx is accessible from the workstation using curl:
At this point the server is installed with its basic packages and configuration and I can edit files from my workstation. From here I can install an application’s stack-specific packages on the server.
Feel free to get in touch with your suggestions. I look to improve and refine this. Or let me know if you adopt what I have or made use of it in some way.
(Edited from a previous version on 2019-01-14)
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.
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.
I’ve read a number of iPad Pro reviews, many posted mere weeks after it launched, and they all sounded like they were written based on the device specs and not its actual use. They were all judge-a-book-by-its-cover reviews and not the contents.