Using Nginx as an SSL proxy to GitHub Pages

I love GitHub Pages, but the one feature they’re missing is SSL support for custom domains. I came up with the idea of using Nginx to proxy and found I was not [alone][NGINX Reverse proxy settings to Github pages]. I was finally able to get SSL working on my GitHub Pages site — and it took me longer to blog about it than set it up.

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Disabling bottles in Homebrew with custom formulae

Homebrew recently added bottles for Vim/MacVim — but they depend on Homebrew-installed Ruby, Python, and Perl. I prefer to build these from source so they will use whatever versions of these dependencies currently installed on my system. Instead of constantly remembering brew install -s vim to install from source, I created a couple small formulae that disable bottles.

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