I’ve switched to using a Mac at home for my my day to day computing and developement. One of the applications I missed from Linux was the now discontinued Nuvola Player. It’s a simple desktop application that wraps the websites of several popular cloud-based music players and provides a native desktop experience to them. One of the things I don’t like about cloud-based music players is that my multimedia keys don’t work with them, and this app provides a solution.
One of the things I wanted to set up when I created French Press was the ability for the blog to automatically pull new posts from GitHub when I committed them to the repo. To do this I have set up an endpoint in my Express application to listen for an HTTP request, and trigger a ‘git pull’ command. The code checks for a query string parameter set to a secret key so that I don’t have to worry about someone trigger pull requests without me knowing.
After creating French Press and migrating my site to Node.js, I realized I needed to setup Node on my actual web server. Here’s some info on what steps were involved.
As an introduction to Node.js for myself I’ve decided to write my own blog engine.
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