Sunday, April 4, 2021 - 08:46
One good thing that I have done (and still doing) is sharing my #Emacs and #OrgMode configurations in a form of this epic blog post https://ravi.pro/blog/blogging-with-emacs-org-mode.html and also series of videos/blog posts https://www.ravisagar.in/category/topic/emacs-and-org-mode-tutorials It takes time and effort to learn these things but I feel over the years I have created this workflow that works really well for me in organising my work and most importantly getting things done.
Saturday, April 3, 2021 - 18:27
I enjoying updating #Drupal far more than #Jira :) Feeling relieved now. Last time I upgraded my site was in September 2020, it has been 6 months and I was hoping to update in January but never really got enough time.
These are my notes that I always follow, but for Drupal 8.8.12 version there are slight changes that are mentioned on this page.
For updating I used this command.
composer update drupal/core "drupal/core-*" --with-all-dependencies
Instead of this.
composer update drupal/core-recommended --with-dependencies
Finally on staging and live I used this command.
composer install --no-dev
Instead of this.
I usually do these updates on weekend and of course I follow standard dev > staging > live workflow. However I run my production site from dev branch which…
Saturday, April 3, 2021 - 16:31
I was facing problems starting httpd on mac using brew. Took me few minutes to figure out what was the actual problem. I thought I will share if you are facing same issue as well.
Starting httpd was fine.
brew services start httpd
..but the httpd error log was showing errors.
tail -f /usr/local/var/log/httpd/error_log
[Sat Apr 03 16:29:44.966179 2021] [core:error] [pid 24658] (13)Permission denied: AH00099: could not create /usr/local/var/run/httpd/httpd.pid
Simple solution was to delete this httpd.pid file.
Saturday, April 3, 2021 - 09:33
I am very proud of myself that I have successfully reduced my social media dependency. It started around September 2020 when something happened to me, not sure if it was an enlightenment or I was just fed up. I hardly use Facebook, Linkedin and Twitter anymore. I didn't want to quit these platforms, may be I will in future but I decided to not add/share/comment even a single thing on these platforms. I have been maintaining this site and few other blogs for close to 20 years now and that's what I will continue to do.
The reason I am writing this blog is because I wanted to share how I follow other people I want to follow.
RSS feed: I still use RSS feed to get updates from limited sites. I do that on this site using the Indieweb Drupal module. This also includes twitter feed from some…
Saturday, April 3, 2021 - 09:28
Not trying to replace spreadsheets yet but tables in #Emacs can also do calculations for you. https://ravi.pro/blog/emacs-table-calculation.html
Friday, April 2, 2021 - 15:18
I have been playing with Atlassian Forge for the past few weeks and so far I am really enjoying it. The app development on the cloud is quite different. Good thing is that it rely on REST API so if you have been working with it already then you won't find it difficult to learn Forge. Apart from that I am happy that I am have my own service desk has started receiving tickets. I always help clients in adopting Jira, especially service desk where usually organisations follow ITSM/ITIL practices and I feel proud that I am also doing the same. Of course my intention is really just to have a place where I manage all the requests that people send me.
Weather in UK is changing. Although I don't complain too much about the weather but I certainly have changed in the last 4 years living in UK. Now…
Friday, March 26, 2021 - 10:31
I renewed (re-issue) my daughter's Indian passport recently and I thought may be I will share my experience so it can help you in case you are doing the same thing. This is of course applicable for Indian nationals living in UK.
Check the process and documents required: VFS Global
Book appointment: High Commission of India
Tips to book appointment
Due to COVID there were not many appointment in VFS Hounslow and London and that was my main concern but I was checking the appointments multiple times a day, I also checked it from my mobile and I got lucky one Saturday morning when I saw appointments for the following week. I booked immediately. I kept the application number handy because the appointment are filled up quickly and you won't get second chance if you wait too long.
Friday, March 26, 2021 - 10:17
So today I was setting up #Atlassian #Forge development environment on #ArchLinux Made some notes as well. It was smooth process.
Thursday, March 25, 2021 - 14:35
If you want to learn Jira then first figure out want exactly you want to learn. Do you want to learn Jira to use it or to administer it? In both the cases ask your self do you have previous experience in another tool or are you a total beginner? In my opinion there is no definite answer to this question.
Depending upon your previous experience I think usually it take couple of days to learn Jira, especially if you go through a training course. I have trained thousands of people to become Jira Administrator. Most of the training sessions I did were for corporate clients who want to train their employee to not only learn how to use Jira but also equip them to administer Jira. Also when clients moved from legacy tool to Jira they had to train their developers, manager and administrators to…
Tuesday, March 23, 2021 - 14:20
Thanks for letting me. I will check this on my environment and update the code. Really appreciate.