Django Tests

There’s so much I could write about django in general, but right now I’d like to address an issue that I just ran into and found a quick solution to. Using Model Bakery to create a new model (or really any ‘create’ action), custom save actions update the database, but not the model. The model…

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MS SQL Express Static Port

Because SQL Express defaults to a dynamic port, opening the firewall can be a bit tricky. Typically, for PDM, it’s easiest to just set it to something static that can then be opened through the firewall. Instead of creating my own guide, here’s a link to a step by step guide by Javelin Technologies.

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Upgrade to SQL 2014 SP3

For some reason, this is harder to find than it should be, so here’s a GoEngineer link as well as the actual link to the MS page. SOLIDWORKS PDM Upgrading SQL 2014 to Service Pack 3 | GoEngineer Download Microsoft® SQL Server® 2014 Service Pack 3 (SP3) from Official Microsoft Download Center

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Linux Commands

Some useful commands that I’ve found/have been shown to me. Use find to find all files that are not underneath folders named something specific (used for finding duplicates on Synology not in the @eaDir folders). Capitalization of the file extension matters. Used with rmlint: Also, grep can be used with an “exclude”: The one downside…

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Add Alias to Synology Applications

This didn’t seem like it should be a big deal, but to make it easy to get to things like Synology Photos, a manual alias needs to be set. Go to Control Panel Login Panel Applications tab Double-click on the app Add your alias and save it From Synology Photos Quick Start Guide

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Synology ZeroTier Setup

Create a persistent TUN SSH into your NAS The following setup steps must be run as root Write script to /usr/local/etc/rc.d/tun.sh that will setup /dev/net/tun on startup Set executable permissions on script Run script once to create a TUN Check for the TUN If you experience trouble getting the TUN to work check out Rui Marinho’s guide Install docker on your NAS…

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Ducky Instructions

Copied, verbatim, from the link in Helpful Links in case his blog goes down: Full Keyboard Backlight Use the following commands to customize the backlight for the whole keyboard. Key Description Fn + F10 Toggle between the following modes: Full Backlight, Breathing Mode, Raindrop Mode, Reactive Mode, Ripple Mode, Backlight Off. Fn + ↑ Increase brightness. Fn + ↓ Decrease brightness.…

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