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Cultivating a Culture of Partnership

19 November 2019

This is cross-posted at the Stratasan blog.

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Commuting via eBike, 90 Days In

14 September 2018

Back in June I bought a Hill Topper Electric Bike Kit (Ranger, 36v motor). I mounted the kit on my Jamis Sport hybrid bicycle. It’s now September, about 90 days after I started using it, and I thought I would summarize the experience.

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Determining AWS Redshift Spectrum Spend

01 June 2018

I’ve enjoyed using AWS Redshift Spectrum for quick-and-easy analysis of fairly large-ish data sets using one of my favorite tools: SQL. However, as far as I could tell, there’s no way to see a breakdown of Amazon Web Services Redshift Spectrum usage for your most recent billing cycle. You can, however, pull this information from SVL_S3QUERY_SUMMARY.

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Using GNU Readline (Bash Shortcuts) in VS Code Terminal

30 May 2018

If you use VS Code and a Linux (bash/zsh/what-have-you) terminal, you may have noticed that some keyboard shortcuts (e.g., ctrl+p to cycle previous commands) are intercepted by VS Code. As a fairly proficient user of shell keyboard shortcuts, I found this to be pretty obnoxious. Here’s how you can fix it.

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Help! My Keyboard Layout Keeps Switching in Windows 10

09 May 2018

I use the Colemak layout on Windows 10 version 1803 (April 2018). I’m aware that I can switch back to a Qwerty layout by hitting Windows + Space, but occasionally my layout would switch anyway and I knew I wasn’t hitting this shortcut. It turns out that there’s another keyboard shortcut that does the same thing - either Alt+Left Shift or Ctrl+Left Shift. In my case, it was the latter. Here’s how to fix this.

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