Vagrant Halt Alias

The number of times I have run the command vagrant down to stop a Vagrant machine is kind of ridiculous. vagrant down makes sense as a counterpart to vagrant up. Fortunately, we can create aliases! In side your VAGRANT_HOME directory, ~/.vagrant.d by default, create a file named aliases. Inside that file add these lines: # […]

Thinking Positively

I’ve started solving cryptograms lately. I’ve always enjoyed word puzzles, and the app I’ve been using always brings up some interesting quotes. This one particularly stuck out to me recently: Associate yourself with people who think positively. You cannot surround yourself with negative people and expect positive outcomes. – Roy T. Bennet I’ve recently been […]


I’m a firm believer in sharing knowledge. So much of what I’ve learned is because someone was willing to share their knowledge. In that context, I’ve decided to put (most) of my dotfiles on GitHub. There are some that are specific to my employer or some other thing. Not all of the dotfiles I use […]

ps: illegal option — f

If you’re anything like me, you spend some time switching between various operating systems. My main machine is a MacBook Pro, but I favor other distros for my dev environments. CentOS and Ubuntu are my two go-to distros. If you’re anything like me, you’ve wanted to throw your Mac through a wall when you see […]

Raspberry Brie Bites

  Print Raspberry Brie Bites Scrumptious bites of bread, brie, and raspberry vinaigrette. Course Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack Author garthmortensen Ingredients 1 block Brie cheese 1 loaf Baguette (or favorite snack bread) 1 bottle Raspberry vinaigrette (I prefer Newman’s Own Raspberry Walnut) Instructions Slice bread to desired thickness. Slice Brie to desired thickness. Drizzle vinaigrette […]