I'm Adam Simpson and I work on the interwebs at Sparkbox and live life with my wonderful wife Christi and our daughter Ellie.
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.
Pinboard popular page in Emacs
A quick look at how I made an Ivy extension that displays the links from the pinboard.in popular page
A small, friendly starting point for Emacs.
Micro.blog is simply a layer on top of existing RSS/JSON feeds; its simplicity echoes the simplicity of podcasting.
Apple on batteries and performance
Apple released a statement on the battery and performance issues.
What the heck is git-worktree?
Messi is re-writing the record book
In a fantastic video the YouTube channel MagicalMessi documents all the various records that Messi has broken during his illustrious career.