Configure git submodule for no password (ssh)

If you are leveraging git submodule for Hugh themes and you are accustomed to using git without passwords (via ssh urls), you’ll find that when you add a git submodule, it will be setup for “https urls” and thus prompt you for a password: $ git push origin master Username for 'https://github.com': This is obviously annoying but easy to fix. You can check the urls for your origin with git remote -v:

Using git submodule for Hugo themes

When I first started tinkering with Hugo for static website generation, I would find a Hugo theme that I like, cd into my themes directory and would simply git clone the repo into my website. This works, makes sense and is the most common install instructions from the theme authors. However, you will likely run into an issue where you want to make an edit to the theme only for your website.

Fixing Async Calls Missing Callbacks

I recently updated to the latest stable version of node (v7.5.0) with the following command: $ nvm install stable --reinstall-packages-from=node and when I ran my ios-triage cli app, I saw several DeprecationWarning messages: (node:3958) DeprecationWarning: Calling an asynchronous function without callback is deprecated. Initially I was pretty excited because I recently taught myself node and as a noob I knew I was missing some callbacks which was preventing my async.

Security Debt Is the New Technical Debt

What is Technical Debt? Technical debt is a popular term within the software industry. First coined by well-known programmer Ward Cunningham, technical debt is a metaphor that explains the long-term burden developers and software teams incur when taking shortcuts. ThoughtWorks’ Martin Fowler sums up the point well: “Doing things the quick and dirty way sets us up with a technical debt, which is similar to a financial debt. Like a financial debt, the technical debt incurs interest payments, which come in the form of the extra effort that we have to do in future development because of the quick and dirty design choice.

Why Mobile Should Stop Worrying and Learn to Love the Root

One of my talks at RSA 2014 tried to convince attendees that they shouldn’t fear root on mobile. The talk, while lightly attended, seemed well received. Max Eddy of PCMag did a nice write up on it entitled Phones Can’t Be Trusted, Security Needs Root in Mobile. Abbreviated “history” of root access It’s funny if you think about the history of privilege on computer systems (this is a broad generalization of computer history).