NPM permission issues when not running as root

This is a pretty common issue where you try to run npm install or npm install -g and you get this error saying: npm ERR! Error: EACCES: permission denied npm ERR! Please try running this command again...

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How to Setup Ubuntu’s Upstart to Auto-start Meteor on Boot

One of the downsides of Meteor that I found is that I can’t run it via PM2 which is my favourite process manager for Node.js. So searching around the web as you normally would, I found a...

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Free JavaScript / AJAX Error Monitoring via Google Analytics

I tried Sentry. I wasn’t impressed. It caused an error on my AngularJS application which was efficient in proving that the error tracking worked. As for the error itself, the documentation/forum data was lacking for me to...

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Switch user to www-data on AWS EC2 Ubuntu

The Problem I found it almost impossible to neatly su or switch user as www-data on Ubuntu 14.04 on the AWS EC2. I’m not sure if it’s specific to AWS: This account is currently not available. Featured...

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My Magento 2 Docker Image

So, I had some free time to play around with Docker, and I managed to create a Docker image with Nginx, MariaDB and Magento 2 CE 1.0.0 – it’s on my Docker public repository if anyone sees...

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Pushing a Docker Image – I need NBN NOW!

I’m doing a docker push of a Magento 2 Docker image and… it is taking… more time than necessary. Featured Content I’m setting up wallets and sending private tokens to my team (Ethereum / ERC20) Cracking...

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Top 3 Solution Stacks for 2016

In computing, a solution stack is a set of software subsystems or components needed to create a complete platform such that no additional software is needed to support applications. Applications are said to “run on” or “run...

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Joyent, io.js, Node.js Foundation and Version 4

Here’s a quick overview of what’s happened in the past year in the world of Node.js world – it involves some politicalĀ matters. Node.js was invented in 2009 by Ryan Dahl and other developers working at Joyent. Joyent...

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Migrate/Upgrade to MariaDB from MySQL on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

So… I just upgraded this blog to use MariaDB 10.1 instead of MySQL 5.6. I had some hiccups because by default, Ubuntu was trying to install MariaDB version 5, which apparently seems incompatible with my existing database....

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Bulk Email Software for Magento

For lack of a better term, “bulk email software” is actually searched quite frequently. For Magento, I would not look further thanĀ the official MailChimp & Mandrill extension – MageMonkey. Featured Content I’m setting up wallets and sending...

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