Looking over usage stats of web developers and those who use the internet. It seems that OSX usage for writing software has been on the rise while end user usage of OSX has been on the decline, or staying stable, over the last few years. With almost 50% of all software developers using OSX and … Continue reading What Programmers Are Doing Wrong
I have a Yubikey and Windows 10 on a Macbook Pro. It turns out all the tutorials out there are either for OSX or Linux. There's some tidbits here and there for Windows users, but it took several hours of chasing down. Here's a little tutorial and some gotchas I ran into while getting it … Continue reading Signing Commits, SSH with Yubikey and Windows
This past weekend, I had a bit of free time to try something I've always been curious about. What would it take to port the WP_Hook class from WordPress/PHP to C#? So, I did it. It took a few hours, at most. I even went so far as to port the unit tests. It looks … Continue reading WordPress#
Sometimes life throws us a life-changing experience. It "wakes us up" from the routine that life can become. I once swore that I would never become complacent in life ... yet, here I am. Complacency is comfortable, it's easy, it's smart. It's coasting because you can, to make it to the next day. It's skipping … Continue reading Time Capsule (2005)
The other day, I happened to remember that I track the seconds spent typing into my code editor, and have been since the beginning of 2016. It's nothing spectacularly special, but I wonder what I would see if I pulled the data? I put the data in excel and used a 14 day rolling average: … Continue reading Productivity – A Data Based Introspection
Years ago, I read a blog post about "The Awesome Curve" ... It appears to have been lost in the sands of time that is the internet. So, let me tell you about it. I'll also diverge from the original and give my own 2¢. Products are a fickle beast. Your users will leave you … Continue reading Retelling: The Awesome Curve
I just wanted a fucking cup of coffee. My brother and I were sitting in our stolen car while the snow pounded the windshield on this quiet night in upstate New York. Who knew passport forgery could take this long? I looked at my watch, it read 2:15 AM. Shit. I looked at my brother … Continue reading Nothing But Fiction
Lessons learned writing an event oriented framework.
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