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Exporting Cypher queries from the Neo4j browser

Introduction Executive summary: need to export your Neo4j favourites to co-workers, friends and family? This article provides a JavaScript solution, as well as a Chrome extension, to do so. Neo4j is a really cool, fast and powerful graph database. It

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Posted in Javascript, Technology

NPM in a corporate world

Spoilers: this article makes an incredibly basic clone of an NPM repo, with just the dependencies required for the job required of NPM, then makes it available for developers to run an npm install  on. The Problem It seems like every

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Posted in Front-end, Javascript, Technology

SMS – the Pot of Gold over the Rainbow Nation

Introduction R15 000 a song. How’s that sound? It’s not some new RIAA settlement. It’s something far closer to home. The SMS, or Short Message Service, has been wildly successful over its history. Initially conceived of as a way for

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Lining the Terrain

Introduction For various reasons, I need to draw some lines on terrain in Unity. I’m not sure if these are the algorithms I’ll end up using, but given that I couldn’t find anything but pseudo-code for them (okay, I didn’t

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Posted in Unity

“Don’t look, just fly.”

So I’ve recently had a need to have a look at this Angular 2 business (in plain JavaScript, the tutorial has not been fun translating TypeScript to JavaScript as I went). (Okay, it’s been a bit of fun) The days

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IntelliJ says Maven’s M2_HOME system property is not set

And it’s right! To be fair, IntelliJ should really set this kind of thing up for us (given that it’s really not that hard), but I guess we should allow it a quirk every so often. I’ve found I run

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#OpAfrica hits vreport

Super-brief introduction So, #OpAfrica are being very busy little bees. I’m trying to mentally process the data dumped from the Water Affairs leak (both in terms of scale and apparent incompetence), so just to be thorough here’s a look at

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Posted in Security

GCIS Data Breach

GCIS Logo

Introduction The GCIS is the Government Communication and Information System. It’s not entirely clear from its name what that means. From their website, To provide professional services, to set and influence adherence to standards for an effective government communication system,

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Quacking up – time with the QuackBox

VR Google Cardboard appeared on the scene quite a while ago. Ages actually. But actually doing things like sourcing lenses is a whole lot of work, so something I was naturally disinclined to do. Naturally, I forgot all about it

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Chrome extensions for Serious Business

Introduction There are Chrome extensions for play (like, say, Rather), and then there are other extensions. Serious extensions. Extensions for Serious Business. I quite like my extensions for Serious Business times. I think you might too — it’s a fairly

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Posted in Javascript, Technology