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Jamie Lawrence

Jamie Lawrence

I help non-technical founders start their business, build their product, get their first customers, and grow their technical team. I'm a generalist software engineer and I've worked with many different languages over the past 15 years but my current tool of choice is Ruby on Rails. I'm also an enthusiastic photographer and a novice archer

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February 1, 2013 0

How to backup a Linux server with Tarsnap

I picked up a dedicated server just before Christmas from OVH. It’s a nice little ‘Kimsufi’ 4GB Atom server which is more than enough for a couple of WordPress blogs and some personal projects. As it’s a bare-bones dedicated server I really want a decent backup service to make sure I don’t lose 11years of […]

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January 29, 2010 1

Impression of a Git

Git, in case you don’t know and haven’t met a recent Git zealot, is the latest/greatest/coolest/funkiest SCM ever invented. Personally, I think Subversion still has a lot going for it for individuals but I’ve moved two project to Git for the following reasons: Heroku (a Ruby on Rails host) uses Git as its deployment mechanism […]

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