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Setup secure Docker Registry with Nginx and SSL

PrerequisitesDocker v1.12 installed. (though you could try it with lower version)Docker Compose v1.6 installed.apache2-utils are installed.Ubuntu (but it very similar for other distro).A domain name to run the docker registry. (a subdomain would work too).SSL certificate for the domain to run the docker registry on. Step 1: create docker-compose.yml Create a directory registry and under it create a docker-compose.yml.

This docker-compose file create a registry container using the registry:2 image and also a front-end proxy using the nginx:1.10.1 image.
The registry container is configured to expose it's port 5000 to other container that links to it (in this case, the proxy container can access the registry via that port)
The proxy container is configured to listen to port 80 and 443 on the host. Other nginx configuration are stores under the conf.d directory that are mapped as volume.

REGISTRY_HTTP_SECRETSet a secret text for the http header. You can put any text you want.Volumes

How to use ActiveRecord has_and_belongs_to_many (HABTM) association in Rails

When building an application in Rails, often when we need to create relationship between objects, we'll try look for the correct association that we can use based on our own use case. One of the association is has_and_belongs_to_many, a.k.a HABTM (yep, that acronym exists!). While many articles talks about why one should never use HABTM in place of the has_many..., but I think there's a place for HABTM, in my case, I intend to keep my application small and simple.

Let's assume I have a 2 models, "Programmer" and "Project", a programmer can work on many projects, and a project can have many programmers (obviously right?).

To do this in Rails, I took the following steps.


Generate the migration file


rails g migration CreateJoinTableProgrammerProject programmer project
This would generate a migration file like the following:

class CreateJoinTableProgrammerProject < ActiveRecord::Migration def change create_join_table :programmers, :projects do |t|���…

Getting OAuth 2.0 Access Token for Google AdWords API access

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Accessing AdWords data via the Google AdWords API can be confusing and complicated, especially with the way Google Services API OAuth works.

In order to access AdWords via API, you'll (or your codes)  need to be authenticate via through OAuth 2.0. This guide is focusing on getting the OAuth Access token so that you can call the API from your codes.

To do this, we'll first need to create a credential to access the API. API credentials are manage with Google Developer Console.

Create New Client ID using Google Developers Console. (See the steps here https://developers.google.com/adwords/api/docs/guides/authentication - Create a client identifier and client secret)
During the step #7 choose Web application and enter 
"https://developers.google.com" in AUTHORIZED JAVASCRIPT ORIGINS "https://developers.google.com/oauthplayground" in AUTHORIZED REDIRECT URISSave and you will see the Client ID being created as below
Next, we're going to get a token for our API ca…

Sign-in automatically to Windows 8.1 without entering password

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Every time Windows boot, I'm required to enter a password to logon to the Windows, while this is great security feature, though sometime I want the system just boot to desktop without any password.

Why? you ask, well just pure laziness I guess, and it's just a media server where I want to set this. I wanted to just press the power button of my PC, and the media server should just be ready. But because the media server service (Plex Media Server) required user to logon to Windows first before it starts itself on the system tray.

So here's the steps to set your Windows 8.1 PC to boot to Windows without any password.

1. Enter "control userpasswords2" in the Run menu (Win + R key), and press Enter.

2. Uncheck "Users must enter a user name and password to user this computer.",

enter your password when prompted.

Now try reboot the PC.

OneNote: We need the password to sync this notebook (Error code: 0xE4010643)

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It happen to me once and it happen to me twice, and it happen again this morning.

When I saw this message, I knew no mater how many times I hit the "Sync All" it will never goes through (but I did it anyway).

I found these happen to me if I leave OneNote open, and put the computer to hibernate / sleep mode. Somehow when the computer awake from sleep, OneNote will failed to sync due to the credentials is out of sync. 

To avoid this I always close OneNote before putting the computer to sleep and often I simple shutdown the computer.

The fix to this is simply delete the cached credential used by OneNote to connect to server for synchronization, and re-login.


To do this, follow the following steps (Make sure you close OneNote before you proceed):
Go to "Control Panel" > "User Accounts and Family Safety"Click "Credential Manager" Click "Manage Windows Credentials"Look for "MicrosoftOffice15_Data:live:cid=xxxxxxxxx"Expand the row …

Express.JS quick-start guide on Windows

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Express.JS is a fairly new but increasingly popular Node framework for building web application. Being a Node based application means you spin up a web application in just few steps. In this guide, I’m going to show a quick-start on just how to do this on Windows.Install node.js. See this tutorial if you don’t already have node.js on your Windows. I’m using node v0.10.25, and express 3.4.8 on this guide.Create a directory for your new Express.JS app, run Command Prompt and cd into the directory. e.g. c:\users\<user name>\projects\fooApp Install express.js via npm ‘Node Package Manager’ that comes together with node. In the Command Prompt, execute:

npm install –g express

Watch and wait for npm to complete fetching the required dependencies for express.js. It’s going to take a while.Once installation completed, you will be presented with a summary of what packages has been downloaded and it’s respective version.
Verify the Express.JS is installed and check it’s version with the c…

Installing and upgrading node.js on Windows

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Steps for installation:
Go to http://nodejs.org/ and download the latest version of node.I'll proceed with the Windows Installer (.msi) version.You can also go to http://nodejs.org/download/ to download installer for other platform.Run the node-XXXXXXXXXX.msi installer, and proceed to installation like a normal Windows application (basically just Next... , Agree, Next … Finish). I'd strongly suggest that you accepts all the default configurations and selections during the setup.

Once installation completed, start a command prompt and type "node --version" and verify that it shows the version of node.

Steps for upgrade:
I personally don't use any special tools to switch between version of nodes,I prefer install if using the same Windows Installer. (If you uses all the default settings during setup, upgrading is simple repeating the installation steps to overwritethe current version of node)If you want to …