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Getting a FrozenError running SearchKick reindex with ElasticSearch

I’ve started to play with SearchKick again as a new component to my pet project and I kept hitting a FrozenError message whenever I ran the re-index call

Traceback (most recent call last):
        1: from (irb):1
FrozenError (can't modify frozen String)
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Ruby error: find_spec_for_exe’: can’t find gem bundler (>= 0.a)

I decided I was going to try to develop on my Ubuntu machine today and I ran into the following error:

.rbenv/versions/2.5.0/lib/ruby/2.5.0/rubygems.rb:289:in `find_spec_for_exe': can't find gem bundler (>= 0.a) with executable bundle (Gem::GemNotFoundException)

After doing some research, I found that the quickest way to resove this issue was to update the ruby gems by typing

gem update --system

Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 Initial Review

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 has been my primary personal device for the past couple of years. However, I decided to upgrade my Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 to the Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 as Costco had a really good deal on. I was able to pick up the Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 tablet, keyboard and stylus for USD $650 which is a steal in comparison to pricing in Canada. After a couple of weeks of use, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 isn’t a major upgrade from the S3. This entry is written as a comparison between the S3 and the S4.

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Microsoft Teams Review

We’ve been using Microsoft Teams here at WE since the initial beta launch in 2016 and I’ve been completely blown away by it. Microsoft Teams has completely changed the way I work here at WE. I see Microsoft Teams as a productivity tool rather than just a communication tool

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Playing Competitively in Business

I’ve been reflecting a lot on my work and my career over the past few months and one of the things that I’ve been contemplating on the many similarities between work and team sports. Most successful businesses are the result of successful teams therefore many of the principles of what makes a great teams are also relevant in business. This then also got me to start reflecting on my own journey as well.

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Retrospective on 2018

The retrospective that I write yearly is an opportune moment to reflect on the year that just past. Whenever I write my retrospectives, I start by reading the last one to see what I was thinking about last year and then comment on how I did against my last year’s goals. The last retrospective I wrote was in 2016 and it’s interesting to note that I accomplished a lot of what I had planned to accomplish in 2016.

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Hands On Review: Google Pixel Slate

My Pixel Slate finally arrived weeks after it was ordered due to the Canada Postal strike on Sunday December 9th. The total package of tablet, keyboard and pen cost me a whopping CAD $2700 in total. After using it for two weeks, my perspective of the Pixel Slate is that it is a great idea that isn’t quite ready for the market yet. The tablet itself is brilliant, the pen does what you need it to do but the keyboard certainly needs more work. The software has its brilliant side but you can tell that it’s trying to find its mark.

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Switching over to Telegram

Google Hangouts had been my primary messaging platform for very many years.  The ongoing joke among my friends had always been “we’re not friends unless you’re on Google Hangouts.” So much so that many of my friends humoured me by installing Google Hangouts and I’d be the lone person they talked to on it. Almost on a whim, a core group of friends and I switched over to Telegram a couple of weeks ago.

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Excited about the Pixel Slate

The news announcement of the Google Pixel Slate at the Made by Google event this year(2018) really caught my attention. Android tablets have had a very difficult time finding a place in the market place despite having a great start with the Nexus 7. Since then, it’s been very difficult to find a great use case in the mass market.

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Starting all over again…

The K Unit started as a pet project with me coding the original blog in C#, migrated to DotNetNuke before finally settling with WordPress. After a decade of writing on that domain, I decided to start over again with a new blog and domain, The move makes sense to me as it’s the nickname I’ve used for over 2 decades and has special meaning to me.

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