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Signing Github Commits using GnuPG (GPG).

LINUX
SIGNED
COMMIT
GITHUB
GIT
VERIFIED
GPG
SECURITY
TRUSTED

GnuPG (GPG) is a command line tool to integrate standard implementation of OpenPGP to address an integrity of data which is also accepted by Github to verify the integrity of the source the commits are pushed from.

We have probably seen the Verified tag in commits at least once in Github repositories, green Verified tag in commit means the machine and the person who pushed the commit is actually the Github user (as associated in the account) and no-one else.

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Running OpenVPN server using SoftEther in Windows.

TRAFFIC
NETWORK
SERVER
MANAGEMENT
ROUTE
VPN
OPENVPN
ENCRYPTION
PRIVACY

I always thought about setting up and using my VPN server was complicated, not that I use VPN that often but it can be put to great use for several things. The process of setting up an OpenVPN server in Windows is pretty straightforward but can’t quite guarantee the setup to go smoothly and without any headache.

The headache, I am referring to is specifically the NAT set up in my Windows server, didn’t have the administrative rights to set up the NAT routing for OpenVPN which halted my plan to setup a personal VPN server.

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Jekyll search using JSON, much faster than Google Search.

JAVASCRIPT
JSON
SEARCH
BUILD
FILE
CLIENTSIDE
JQUERY

Check what was updated. - Wed Aug 8 20:36:45 EDT 2018

I remember using and integrating Google Search results in various web projects of mine, including this blog but never did occur to me that using Google Search for Jekyll was pretty painful. It wasn’t the feature Google was providing their free users; it wasn’t the idea behind the implementation but rather the various factors required to implement it correctly. A small mistake in proper configurations could make our end goal turn south.

I did not notice this problem until a week after I wrote a blog post - Importing and exporting files using ReactJS. and noticed that while searching for import or export in my search page, the blog post was not included in the search results.

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Importing and exporting files using ReactJS.

REACTJS
JAVASCRIPT
JSON
EXPORT
FILE
IMPORT
CLIENTSIDE
FRAMEWORK
UPLOAD

While learning ReactJS over this summer and one of the biggest mistakes I made was using a third-party library to outline my layouts, just because I didn’t want to go through all the hassle of designing a whole website.

I reviewed quite a lot of possible projects that I could try while in the process of learning ReactJS and also stumbled upon this frightful post about puppy dieing when someone builds a To-do list applications. It’s whatever at this point, if building a To-do application teaches me quite a lot of things about ReactJS, why not?!

Anyways, back to our context of importing files using ReactJS, it’s quite similar to Javascript but considering I used ANT Design library, the documentation wasn’t quite clear enough, or let’s just say incomplete for what I was looking to do.

I think, the biggest problem for me was that I was trying to read a .json file without completely uploading it to a server (fully client-sided). 1

  1. The reason behind me wanting to read a JSON file completely client side was because of the project I was working on. Trail is a task completion web-application developed in ReactJS, I wanted to make it as simple as possible as there was no plans to create a way to backup the data. 

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