The new reader centric version of my website launched last night. When I was setting up the new home and about page views, I needed to hide a widget. Normally there is a brief “about me” widget on most pages. This widget allows visitors who came directly to a page or article to learn more about me. Since the about page and homepage have their own dedicated areas for this information, I wanted to hide the “about” widget. Continue Reading
Apple blew everyone out of the water a couple weeks ago with the news that they were working on a new Mac Pro along with a Pro screen. I am very excited for this new machine, and I’ve been holding off on buying a new Mac desktop until I saw some major improvements. Marco Arment has now posted about what Apple must do to make the Mac Pro a real pro machine.
Marco writes about the many needs of pro users, and how broad the market is. He doesn’t come right out and say it, but I think his overall point is made clear. Just build a tower! A tower Mac would clearly solve 90% of the issues the community keeps bringing up. If Apple brought back the old Mac Pro design, and put some modern components in it, I wouldn’t be able to give them my money fast enough.
Recently I was working on a new project, where I had to stream stock data and display it on a chart. My first instinct was to setup a loop using setTimeout, but I quickly realized that wouldn’t work for my exact needs. Stock prices change so frequently, often happening several times a second. Doing an ajax call every second seemed like the worst overhead baggage I could possibly program myself into. After doing a bit of research, I stumbled upon Server-Sent Events. Continue Reading
To not give a fuck about anything, is still to give a fuck about something.
– Mark Manson
This month’s Reading List is a bit of a short one. I got sick twice in February, along with it being a short month. I know a lot of people that read a lot when they get sick. I don’t know how they do it. When I’m sick, my brain turns off, and the Netflix app turns on. Continue Reading
The Monthly Reading List is something new that I am starting. At the beginning of each month, I will write about all the books I read in the previous month. This includes all Non-Fiction and Fiction alike. Continue Reading
Type hinting is one of those arguments that every developer eventually get’s pulled into. More often then not, the anti-type hinters will win the argument with their standard go-to argument, “it makes the method less flexible”. Let me explain why type hinting makes your code no less “flexible” then it was before. Continue Reading
For the most part, I love macOS Sierra. It has a few quirks, but I enjoy my experience day-to-day, specially on my new 2016 MacBook Pro. The part that keeps frustrating me, was having to keep entering my passphrase for my public key, every time I tried to use SSH or do a git push/pull.
Thankfully, Rob Allen has put together a nice short guide on fixing SSH key problems on macOS Sierra. If you are a developer, and running macOS Sierra, I highly encourage you to check it out.