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Find What's Using a Port With Two Commands

Tue, Mar 5, 2019

If you’ve ever attempted to bind a process on a port on Linux, BSD, or macOS, only to find that something else is using the port, yet you don’t know what that process is, here’s a quick way to find the process and remove it.

Easily Find Broken Links With Broken Link Checker

Tue, Jan 29, 2019

When you’re reviewing generated HTML content, broken link’s are the last thing you want. However, given the massive amount of documentation in modern projects, manually hunting for broken links isn’t practical. So how do you deal with this problem?

Validate Markdown Files With MarkdownLint

Validate Markdown Files With MarkdownLint

Fri, Dec 21, 2018

How do you know that your Markdown content is valid? You use MarkdownLint! In this post, I step through how to install, configure, and use it, as well as how to use one-time rule overrides.

Antora 101: The Three Core Concepts You Need To Know To Use It Fully

Antora 101: The Three Core Concepts You Need To Know To Use It Fully

Tue, Nov 13, 2018

Antora is the premier technical documentation platform. However, that doesn’t mean that it’s a breeze to use right from the get-go. If you have just begun using it or want to get the most out of it, this post will step you through the three key concepts that you need to know about.

Automate Repetitive Tasks With Make

Automate Repetitive Tasks With Make

Thu, Oct 18, 2018

Anything to do with software and computers usually ends up getting tricky, time-consuming, and repetitive. As such, if you value your sanity, you’ll want to regularly look for ways to automate these tasks away. One of the best ways to do that, is by using Make - a veteran automation tool.

Why Antora Is The Leading Technical Writing Platform

Why Antora Is The Leading Technical Writing Platform

Fri, Oct 12, 2018

If you need to create and maintain technical writing, there are a large number of solutions that will give you a lot of what you want. However, which one is the best? Today, I’ll show you which one I believe is the best choice.

Are You Too Wedded To Your Text Editor?

Are You Too Wedded To Your Text Editor?

Mon, Sep 10, 2018

I’ve been a proud VIM user for years — dating back as far as 1999 — but especially so, since I pushed myself to learn it properly a few short years ago. However, I wonder if I’ve become too wedded to it. And I’m keen to find out if you are too.

Google Chrome 69 Now Flags HTTP Websites

Google Chrome 69 Now Flags HTTP Websites

Mon, Sep 10, 2018

Earlier today, I upgraded my installation of Google Chrome from version 68 to version 69. While not a major upgrade, there’s a key security update that I want to draw your attention to. Here’s a quick look at it.


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