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How to Push Your Code to GitHub Using Personal Access Token (PAT)

Imagine the frustration when you edited your code hosted on GitHub as usual, did “git commit” as usual, did “git push” as usual, and instead of usual output you see something like

remote: Support for password authentication was removed on August 13, 2021. Please use a personal access token instead.
remote: Please…

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How to Run Gitlab Docker Container on Alternative Port (And Fix SSH Clone)

I’ve been fighting with a GitLab CE install lately and oh, my, how weird and nontrivial it appeared to be. For instance, to configure email I had to keep editing the config file (since there is no web interface to configure it), triggering email sending, watching the logs until it…

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How to Actually Backup Google Drive’s .gdoc, .gsheet and .gslides Files

Love it or hate it, but Google Drive/Docs are two very popular products used by tons of businesses. There is a lot to like (collaborative editing, access from everywhere, to name my two favorite features), but there is one thing I really hate about Google Drive: it doesn’t make it…

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How to Buy an Inexpensive Safe and Versatile Mattress in 2021

What?! Safe Mattress?! Is non-safe mattress really a thing? Well, apparently so, below I’ll list a few dangers of mattresses you can buy these days. And no, this is not one of those articles explaining why you need to buy a $2000 mattress made by brand XYZ instead of…

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How to buy Elegoo Saturn and Other High-Demand Items on Amazon

TL;DR

Here is how you buy Elegoo Saturn from Amazon:0. Empty your amazon cart, make sure the payment method is configured correctly, i.e. make sure you’re ready to checkout immediately.1. Keep refreshing this page: https://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B086283SQJ every 15 minutes until you see the list of sellers on that page 2. Once you…

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WWF Fundraiser Video

Many years ago in another life I created a fundraiser for the World Wildlife Foundation. The fundraiser is gone, the platform I used for the fundraiser (my employer at the time) is gone but since the WWF is still here and fighting, let me share the video I created for…

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3 Simple Ways to Spot Fake Product Reviews on Amazon.com

TL;DR

Internet is full of “fake reviews”. In order to spot them look at the review dates clustering, reviewers profiles and reviews relevancy to the specific product.

Always Analyze the Reviews

Just like many of us, I rely a lot on the product reviews while deciding what to buy. What could be a…

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Fixing Google AdSense-WordPress Integration problems

As you may have noticed, this site is heavily relying on GoogleAds and setting up the ads was a bit challenging task. Everything was a lot simpler years ago, but now the ads require adding the GDPR disclaimer, ads.txt, ideally linking various google systems and so on. Anyway, just wanted…

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How to quickly check if an internet store is a scam

So imagine you go to google shopping (http://froogle.com) and search for an item to buy and google returns you a really awesome price for the thing you dreamed about your whole life (or just the last 5 minutes). And you are almost ready to go ahead and order the item…

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Tips and tricks for your Riviera Maya trip (Cancun, Playa del Carmen, Akumal, Tulum etc)

Hola!
There are plenty of great posts about what to expect when you’re traveling to Mexico in general and Riviera Maya in particular. So instead of writing another one let me just list couple lessons learned that hopefully will make your trip to Mexico even more enjoyable.

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How to silence a piezo buzzer in your microwave, alarm clock etc

Almost every time I buy a piece of electronics with some sort of alarm it always includes a super loud and mega annoying buzzer notifying about the end of cycle. Though tuning it off completely is an easy operation (just open the case and cut the wire) making it just…

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