Just over two weeks ago, RokkinCat conducted their 14th Hack & Tell. Since I wasn't able to participate last October, I was eager to spend some time working on some project ideas I've been thinking about! This time, I didn't have a single strong idea - instead, I spent my time playing around writing extensions for Firefox using the new(ish) WebExtensions API.Read More...
Posted on 2018-02-12
Last night, I was musing about personal projects I undertook in 2017, and I realized that of the two big ones that I made, I didn't know if I could judge either as a success.Read More...
Posted on 2018-01-10
Once again, I found myself participating in a Milwaukee Hack 'n' Tell, organized by RokkinCat and conducted at Ward 4. I wrote some notes on how the day went in my dev journal, so I thought I'd share the experience here!Read More...
Posted on 2017-02-01
One of my favorite tools in the git tool suite is
git-bisect. For those of
you unfamiliar with it,
git-bisect is a sort of magical program that you
can use to quickly find which commit introduced a problem into a repository.
It does this by checking out commits in your repository's history, and you tell
it whether the state of the commits for whatever you're testing is good or bad.
It minimizes the number of times you need to do this by using a binary search
algorithm. Futhermore, if you have an automated test suite, you can tell
git-bisect to run the tests on your behalf (using
git bisect run) and
drive the whole process by itself. It has proven very useful to me over the
years, both in open source and commercial work.
Posted on 2016-11-15
As I've mentioned before, I have a lot of ideas flying around at once. Over the years, I have tried many various systems for keeping my thoughts organized in a single place - I've tried various wikis, vimwiki, a simple Git repository full of text files, you name it. However, lately I have been using something new, and since it blows my mind on a constant basis, I thought I'd share it with you: it's called TiddlyWiki.Read More...
Posted on 2016-11-11
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