Jun 27, 2014
So, in the past 6 months I’ve switched from Sublime Text to Vim.
And just like that I’ve fulfilled Harry Robert’s tweet:
How do you spot a Vim user? Oh, don’t worry, they’ll let you know.— Harry Roberts (@csswizardry) June 24, 2014
Whelp. Anyway, onwards and upwards I guess.
Speaking of Harry, if your looking to get started with Vim, checkout his awesome guide that he wrote to save me the trouble of writing one myself!
Earlier tonight I was perusing the interwebs (shocker right?) and wound up on
S3 Security Policy
Apr 26, 2014
I love S3, I use it with Arq, I use it to host this site, backup configs on VPSs, and to transfer random files that are too big for e-mail.
As my S3 usage has grown I’ve started creating seperate AMI users for each task, e.g. a siteleaf user for this blog. It wasn’t until tonight that I took the time to craft a better security policy for some of these users.
Apr 08, 2014
Brian writes in his article that
One of the biggest difficulties front-end developers face can be deciding what is worth paying attention to and what isn’t. If you follow social media, Hacker News, EchoJS or even a handful of blogs, it can be hard to decipher the tools or frameworks that are deserving of investigation versus those that maybe just aren’t there yet.
I agree; there’s good signal...
Moved to Siteleaf
Mar 31, 2014
I’ve moved this blog from Jekyll on Heroku to Siteleaf on S3. I did this for a couple reasons:
- Siteleaf gives me more control without having to be on my computer. The ability to post from my phone is the secret sauce in my opinion.
- Siteleaf is just an API. I was able to easily convert my Jekyll posts to Siteleaf with a simple Ruby script. I can just as easily switch to another platform in the future.
I’m excited by the move, I also took the opportunity to freshen the design up around here...
Git Commit Template
Aug 22, 2013
At work we’ve been moving toward standardized Git commit messages. By following the pattern, it’s very easy to see what type of code is in a specific commit.
We use Sprint.ly and Github. Both of these services can perform actions based on what is in a commit message. Github can close or reference an issue if I type
closes #144 at the end of my commit. Sprint.ly can pull a commit message into a specific ticket in much the same way.
The problem with all this, is...
Aug 15, 2013
For awhile I had been using IFTTT to crosspost any posts I made on App.net to Twitter, however there were two things I wasn’t totally thrilled with.
First, IFTTT automatically converts any links in your App.net post to bit.ly links, which stinks as I want the links in my intended format and style. The other thing IFTTT did poorly was how it handled posts that were longer than...
Jul 21, 2013
I love IFTTT. IFTTT is one of those awesome services that I desperately wished had a business plan.
Here are a few of my favorite IFTTT recipes.
App.net to Twitter
A few weeks ago I made the decision to give ADN another try, largely because ADN offers a RSS feed of my posts, something Twitter thought was too complicated. So I decided to funnel my original posts through ADN and then post them to Twitter. IFTTT facilities all of this with ease.
Post to App.net from Day...
Jul 06, 2013
My one pain point with this setup was when someone would recommend a specific episode of a podcast I didn’t subscribe to. In order for me to listen to that episode, I would have to either download the MP3 and send it over to my phone via iTunes, stream it via Safari on my phone, or subscribe to the whole podcast in Instacast. None of those options are very convenient.
Enter Huffduffer. Huffduffer is...