Posted on Wednesday October 18, 2017
I keep my personal nodes in a bunch of Markdown files inside a Dropbox folder. I’ve used just about every note-taking app there is and ended up settling on this system. It’s served me really well so far.
I have one note at the top level called
scratch.md that I use for quickly writing things down when I’m in a hurry. I decided to speed this up even more with this little shell alias:
Posted on Sunday April 5, 2015
As part of my regular annual website refresh, I decided to take a pretty drastic step and move from WordPress to a static site generator called Hugo. I’ve kept my WordPress install continually up to date since early 2009 and it served me well, but I needed a change. I also went back through the archives and culled all my old blog posts - I only kept the most trafficked and the ones that Future Will might want to reference.
Posted on Wednesday June 5, 2013
Something I noticed as a general trend with modern technology (especially in mobile development) is a trend away from shiny, glossy UI elements like icons and buttons to a more flat, conservative style.
Here’s a really interesting discussion I found about the subject on the UX stackexchange site http://ux.stackexchange.com/questions/35576/what-explains-the-current-shift-from-glossy-uis-to-matte-uis
Looks like the main culprits would be Windows and Android, while Apple seems to be sticking with what they know (for iOS at least).
Posted on Thursday August 18, 2011
tl;dr - It depends.
Pair programming is defined as the act of two programmers working at one workstation on one task at a time. One programmer enters the code (the driver), leaving the other programmer free to audit the code in real time as it’s being written (the observer). The idea behind it is simple: two heads are better than one. When someone else is watching you, your proclivity for stupid typos and silly programmatic errors is significantly less (forgetting semicolons for example).