The day I removed Cygwin from my %PATH%

I was trying to fix some issues with iamisti/mdDataTable. It was last updated in Dec 2016, and I was facing problem with even basic use of it. It worked when I made some very little tweaks in the dist JavaScript. So, I forked the repo hoping I can add these fixes. So, there was npm … Continue reading The day I removed Cygwin from my %PATH%

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Irony of language fondness

There is an irony about fondness of language in a programmer’s life. I am not very particular about any programming language, I can read and understand and code in quite a few of those. But, my affection is not same for every language I know, and there is the irony. My favorite language is C++. … Continue reading Irony of language fondness

Running Node.js app as a service forever

When you start a Node.js server simply using node app.js, the server stops as soon as the shell session is killed. But if you want to keep you server running, as a server would naturally should, you need some way to keep the server proc alive. Forever is seemingly a popular choice for running a … Continue reading Running Node.js app as a service forever

(Failed attempt to) Set up Flow (Static typechecker for JS) on Windows 8.1

Flow is not officially supported on Windows. So I'm trying to set it up on my machine. Flow uses OCaml; it is easy to get OCaml on Windows with Cygwin. Even the Cygwin setup has option to select OCaml. First git clone flow from their source: https://github.com/facebook/flow using Failed with error: 'i686-w64-mingw32-gcc' is not recognized … Continue reading (Failed attempt to) Set up Flow (Static typechecker for JS) on Windows 8.1

git push heroku master; server sent publickey

Recently I have been having some trouble with heroku git push from my Windows PC. Whenever I run, I an stung with this message: PuTTY Fatal Error No supported authentication methods available (server sent: publickey) I have tried several things like adding keys with heroku keys:add etc. Finally, following helped: Apparently, meta about remote was … Continue reading git push heroku master; server sent publickey