I'm Adam Simpson and I work on the interwebs at Sparkbox and live life with my wonderful wife Christi and our daughters Ellie and Ainsley.
Track redirects with curl
I made a bash alias that takes a URL as an arguement and runs it through curl resuting in the Headers from each redirect, the final URL, and the number of redirects printed to the console.
The thing about computers
Brent Simmons talks about what made computing so compelling and what we might be losing.
Dead Cells might be a perfect game
Dead Cells is an incredible single-player fighting platformer (not sure the proper term for it).
I desperately miss macOS but the Apple laptop hardware has atrophied to such a degree that the software alone isn't worth it.
Solving busybox crond hanging on Alpine Linux boot
How busybox crond hanging at startup sent me down a rabbit hole where I learned about entropy and Linux.
Cycle is a half-baked static site-generator that I wrote to publish this here interweb page. Cycle is not really ready for anyone else to use but me at this point. However I wanted to outline my rationale for the various design decisions that inform how Cycle works today.
Ajax and Rails
I haven't posted here recently. That's largely because I did the classic "Time to rewrite the blog, I'll post when it's done" thing. Well it's not done, but I messed up by not sharing my thought process and reasoning for the re-write. So, I'm trying to rectify that now with some scant and scattered sentences.
Medium isn't a permanent fixture on the Internet
If you're writing on the Internet and you aren't hosting (owning) your content you're work will disappear; it's just a matter of time.
Hosting assets via Github Pages
Screenshots in README.mds are really helpful to quickly demonstrate what your open source project does. Hosting those can be surprisingly difficult.