Showing the active Firebase project in the command line

If you are working on a project where Firebase is used, most likely you have a separate project created for each environment (dev, staging, prod, sometimes maybe even more). During the development, it often happens that you need to configure something using Firebase CLI. Whenever you intend to make a change you want to make sure the right project is set as active....

How We Migrated All User Files to AWS S3

Migrating data is often a challenging job, especially when every little mistake can instantly impact a user’s experience. Thus, it is necessary to research the task properly, pinpoint possible issues, and make sure the description is totally clear and everyone knows what is the expected result. Nevertheless, errors may (and most probably will) occur during the process so it is also important to keep that in mind and design the solution in a way that anticipates that and handles it accordingly....

Automatically pausing Spotify on macOS

I really enjoy listening to some good music before sleeping. But the question is who will stop the music once you fall asleep, right? If you’re using iPhone you can schedule a timer which will stop playing after time elapses. But what if you want to have the same functionality on Macbook too?...

Watching your UNIX scripts

In one project I needed to run the Laravel’s queue:work command for sending emails on production. The problem was that sometimes it quit silently and emails were accumulating in database. To solve it you would probably install program like supervisord or similar. But, the thing is that you don’t always have a possibility to install that program for example like when you are on hosting (my case)....

How I bypassed our school internet system. Twice.

I live at student’s dormitory and we have got one rule here. Internet here turns off every day after 11pm. And it sucks 😏. So my roommate and I wanted to do something with that. We knew that internet is controlled via program which is located in computer in office downstairs....