Andy Jeffries - Taekwondo, Rails and Go

Andy Jeffries - Taekwondo, Rails and Go

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Installing Dokku on a Civo OpenStack cloud server and using it for hosting Ruby on Rails applications

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Installing/configuring Dokku Dokku aims to be a simple Heroku-like PaaS (Platform-as-a-Service) that you can use to run your applications on your own server. For the purposes of this guide, we'll use a new Ubuntu 16.04 1GB RAM instance from Civo.com which is a…

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International Master Instructor Course, Korea 2016

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Wednesday 20th/Thursday 21st This year I went back to Korea to attend the Instructor Course at Kukkiwon again, but this time I took 4 students with me. Our trip started with four of us (one is joining us later) travelling to Incheon international airport from…

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Bullying: Children and the Martial Arts

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I think most people that know me are aware I got started in Taekwondo because I was being bullied at school. I was bullied in junior school (6-11 years old ish) and was bullied from 11-13 years old at senior school (even though I was told that it would be a di…

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Review: Embroidered black belts from BeltArtist

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Since I got my 1st Dan back in 1990, I've had a variety of belts. When I passed my black belt, my instructor gave me a lovely embroidered belt with my name in Korean on one end and Pan Taekwondo in Hanja (Chinese characters) on the other. Then I went through…

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What is Flexirest?

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While contracting at Which? Ltd I wrote a library in Ruby to access REST APIs in a very flexible, almost ActiveRecord style. This was agreed (after long discussions with the legal department) to be released as open source. Unfortunately after leaving Which? th…