I wanted the ability to make labels for orders via my Shopify account. In order to do this I needed access to the orders and the Shopify API promised the ability to do just that. The problem is the documentation is massive and theres a lot of ways to do this.

For me I just needed to be able to call the API‘s from Postman. There is a way you can do this with a auth token, but getting it is not super straight forward. I was able to accomplish this but only on a developer account and not from…

I just bought my new M1 Apple Silicon Mac Mini, and after about a week of using it I ran into an issue related to different architectures and deployment of Docker containers. I can build and run images on my M1 Mac fine, but when I try and push the image built on the Apple Silicon Mac to a cloud server running Linux distro, I see the following error:
standard_init_linux.go:211: exec user process caused "exec format error"

This was troubling to say the least. So for awhile I just used my old AMD64 Mac to compile and push my containers…

How to download streaming videos 2020

Tools Needed:
- Apple Mac
- A Chromium browser like Brave or Chrome
- The plugin extension HLS Downloader
- HandBreak
- Cable provider (Comcast, Cox, Frontier, etc)

Preamble( skip this if you want)

Have you ever wanted to download one of those streaming videos you watch on say, Adult Swim, or Cartoon Network? I have, and downloading them sometimes can be tough. …


Photoshop ($10/month)
Eagle Cad (free)
Inkscape (free)


If you are someone who likes to create custom PBC’s and uses Eagle Cad, but find it difficult to create custom shapes and designs this tutorial is for you.

I have seen other tutorials doing this with KiCad EDA and Inkscape, but since lots of people use Eagle Cad, I set out to make a simple demo on creating custom board shapes for Eagle Cad.

Side note

I like Eagle Cad over KiCad is because it feels way more stable and professional, and best of all it integrates with Fusion 360…


– Basic understanding of Node.js
– AWS Account (this is easy)
– Blynk.io account
– Amazon Echo
– DC5V LED WS2812B panel (found on ebay)


The first thing you will want to do is sign up for a blynk account. This is a great place to allow you to connect of hundreds of IoT device including ESP32, ESP8266, Arduino and much much more.

Once you have done that you will have a Auth Token that you will need to connect to your device. …

  • Raspberry Pi 3 B+
  • Image Raspbian onto your SD card
  • Set up your Pi with your configuration like Keyboard and wifi.

Lets Update

First, update your system’s package list by entering the following command:

sudo apt-get update

Next, upgrade all your installed packages to their latest versions with the command:

sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

Install all the required software in one go with this command:

sudo apt install dnsmasq hostapd

Configuring a static IP
We are configuring a standalone network to act as a server, so the Raspberry Pi needs to have a static IP address assigned to the wireless port. This documentation…

If you are one of the thousands (or millions I don’t know) of nerds out there who have a Mac and want to install Kali live on your MacBook running Mojave then this article is for you.

In this article we’ll look at 5 Docker CLI commands you should know. These might not be the most common commands but knowing about these will come in handy for debugging, free up memory and clean up.

1. Stopping All Containers

Stopping a container is pretty straight forward docker stop my_container but what if you wanted to stop them all? Here you see we we can loop all the containers an print out the ID’s of each one. docker ps lists the containers -acauses all the container to be listed regardless if they are running or not, -q only display numeric IDs.

docker stop…

React Production Builds Using Docker Compose

If you have ever needed to create a docker container that runs a React app but you need to use a docker-compose file to add environmental variables to it but need it to be flexible enough to use any compose file on any given server (stage, prod, test) then this post might be for you.

The Scenario

You have a React app, and you are trying to create a single docker container to deploy that once started will consume a given docker-compose files environmental variables, but you don’t want to store a build in the container with predefined environment variables.


To understand…

Are you like me and tired of doing anything with your hands? I mean that’s so 2015. Since the advent of Amazon’s Alexa (echo) in 2015, I’ve not touched a light switch, turned on a TV, or set the temperature in my house with my dirty hands. So why not extend that to other trivial tasks in my life, such as playing videos on my computer?

Heres is a quick little demonstration on how to do such a trivial task.

For this exercise I used a lot of common “off the shelf” technologies, so here’s what you’ll need.

  • Of…

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