Of Linux, Programming, and Singaporean Ramblings
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photo of a balloon in Orchard Road, Singapore
Photo credit: Chua Chee How

Two months ago I left the company which I co-founded 13 years back. Here are some of my takeaways after 13 years as its CTO.

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About a year ago, I bought my wife and I a new phone for each of us. For her it was a Galaxy Note 5. For me, I got a LG G4. At that point in time, the G4 was considered slightly below par compared to the Note 5, in terms of price and branding. I had aimed for a V10 but there was completely no news about it being available in Singapore.
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So I’ve gotten around to installing Disqus for this blog. This post is just a test post for testing the commenting system.
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I’ve recently had the opportunity to work with some remote teams to collaborate on a project. One question that cropped up was how do I pass the project specific changes to the remote team members without committing the credentials to the repository.

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I was recently posed with a question on how to run Adobe Flash files in the browser. As far as I know, you can write a simple HTML page to embed the Flash file (SWF) in a page and load in the browser ( I also recall that any decent browser would be able to load the SWF file as-is without having to do anything extra.

However, loading the SWF file in Chrome on Linux does not work; loading the file causes Chrome to prompt the user to download it - definitely not the reaction I was hoping from the browser. Trying to solve this problem lead to learn a new thing about MIME types in Linux.

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