Quick Fix to Bolt Sips

Bolt sips, a Neo4j driver for Elixir, works really well except I couldn’t get the stupid localhost port to get established. RAGE. via GIPHY So instead of the steps outlined in the README, I did the following (thanks Luke! 😘 ) iex(1)> {:ok, pid} = Bolt.Sips.start_link(Application.get_env(:bolt_sips, Bolt)) iex(2)> conn = Bolt.Sips.conn And it worked like […]

Drop/Create/Migrate Postgres Database On Heroku

I’m ALWAYS forgetting how to reset the postgres database on Heroku, because the typical rake db:drop/create/migrate won’t work on the Heroku command line. This is 99% for my own future reference, but to reset the database on Heroku:  heroku pg:reset  it will ask you to type in your heroku url, follow the directions and do […]

Open Government

This was an assignment for class, Open Source Software.   I’ll be summarizing “How the Internet will (one day) transform government” by Clay Shirky https://www.ted.com/talks/clay_shirky_how_the_internet_will_one_day_transform_government The main point that Shirky was making is that communication has fundamentally changed and our government should reflect that.  Open government, as it works today, is only open one way, […]