Michael Blum

Developer from Chicago

Enabling two-factor authentication for Github July 17, 2016

Enabling TFA Its considered best practice now a days to enable two-factor authntication for your bank accounts, AWS accounts, and now your Github repositories as well. Two-Factor authentication gives your accounts extra security by enforcing two secret pieces of information: your password and a temporary code that rotates every few minutes. Enabling two-factor authentication is as simple as updating your Github profile: Settings > Security. Github Two Factor Authentication I use Google’s Authenticator app to generate keys for me: Google Authenticator

Moving back to Github July 3, 2016

Coming back to the fold While setting up my own git server was a fun exercise, the truth is no open-source contributor or prospective employer will go hunting the web for your personal repository. In short, at least having your code on Github greatly increases the odds of your work seeing the light of day. To be sure, Gitlab has some great use cases that, as a single developer, I just don’t encounter: