Welcome to brian.staruk.me

My name is Brian Staruk and I am a 26 year old Web Developer at Racepoint Global in Boston, MA. I've been building websites since 1999, dynamic websites (LAMP) since 2008, and have been a professional developer since 2007.

This website, created on November 16, 2011, serves as my own little space in which I keep notes on various subjects and play around with my latest favorite toy: Wordpress.

Terminal / SSH: New Directory with Children

This is a command I use quite often for setting up new directories to be used as containers for websites. When creating these containers, I like to organize the contents by putting them into three folders: backups, logs & public.

Increase Headphone Volume on Any Rooted Android Device

One of my only gripes with stock Android is that the headphone volume levels are extremely low compared to what I’m used to on pretty much any 3rd party ROM. The good news is that increasing the headphone volume on your rooted Android device is as easy as editing one file and rebooting.

Update Global Git Author Information

A simple guide to changing the Git global author information (name and email address) on a computer via Git command line.

Global Git Ignore

This guide will show you how to set up a global .gitignore file that will be utilized for all commits made from that computer.