I think we as developers have an innate desire to avoid the “1.0” tag. I noticed this today as I looked over a repo and noticed that several branches had been created, lots of work had been done, but no tag saying “1.0”. I think there’s a fear we have of this label and what it means. I think we fear that it means “done” or “working” and we...
Seven databases in song →
This is actually a clever ad that makes me want to buy the book it advertises.
Hammer.js - Easily add multi-touch to your... →
thechangelog: With the continued growth of mobile devices, handling touch (and multi-touch) events is no longer optional. Hammer.js is a small - dependency free - library that makes handling touch events dead simple. You can easily add tap (touch/click), double tap, hold, drag (touchmove/mousemove), swipe, and transform (pinch) events to your website with very little code. var hammer = new...
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Improved notify for long running terminal tasks →
I tried the notify script at http://www.simplicidade.org/notes/archives/2007/08/tip_use_growlno.html but I always received errors with it. Not being a bash guy, I wrote mine in python.
Do one thing every day that scares you.– Eleanor Roosevelt
I think the longer you’re a homeowner the more you appreciate the little things. Like coming home after a big rainstorm and finding that the basement is still dry. :)
I was really struggling recently, trying to teach a programmer that simple is good. Somehow we’ve put it into our heads that anything worthwhile is clever and complex, but in reality, the opposite is usually true. Simple is always easier to maintain than complex and clever eventually gets replaced by practical. (Well not always, but most times.) So even though it might not get you a speaking...
Since I proposed that we need an easier flight system to fix our current airline troubles, What should take the place of modern aircraft? I always liked the idea of zeppelins. I know many are afraid because of the Hindenburg, but it seems that we’ve advanced enough technologically that we can prevent most of those types of problems. Popular science ran an article a number of years ago...
While taking a flight, it occurs to me that the current aviation system is flawed. I don’t mean the tsa thing - that’s really just icing on the cake. I think a big problem is the specialized pilot training. I understand that pilots need special training to fly aircraft, but this is a problem. Consider a bus. It’s fairly easy to get a chauffeurs license. As a matter of fact, most...
I feel like such a member of the rat race today
Yay! iPhone training tomorrow!
Rule one when importing data
Always make a way to update that data in place and a way to clear it all and rebuild it.