Jun 08, 2023
I am taking a deep dive into React and NextJS. I want to stand up something a bit complex to play with so I'll make use of my turnkey rails project that designed to standup a rails app and includes scripts to stand up a ruby graphql.
Apr 18, 2023
Want to take your long running commands and run them at the same time. How about having them report back when they are done and if they threw an error.
Feb 06, 2023
The trend right now with frameworks like Next.js is to move data fetching back to the server side. This means things will be fast and you often wont need the fancy client side caching that you traditionally spent all kinds of energy setting up on the client side.
Jan 13, 2023
I want to play around with rails. Why can't I just run a command and have a fully setup app ready to go in docker?
Oct 05, 2022
There are not a lot of modern / fun books on the subject of bash and make. You can learn it but no one advocates for it like it's the most fun ever. Well it is (once you learn it) the most fun ever. So we can no longer say that no one told us.
May 27, 2022
Rails 7 removed table generation and I want it back. Reading the guide did not help me so I dug into the source and found a way.
Jan 02, 2022
Here is some git configuration that I wish was default.
Nov 30, 2021
I am the proud new owner of the Lenovo Chromebook Duet 5 and I bought it specifically to do development with the Linux features of the Chrome OS.
Nov 16, 2021
It's been 2 years and I was so heads down in work and personal challenges that I didn't have time to fixup the blog.
Feb 07, 2020
You want to use Windows Subsystem for Linux and find the terminal to be a quagmire of garbage colors. Well install the Windows Terminal Preview
May 16, 2019
I've had the opportunity to dig into fluentd and how to build a data pipeline. Here are some of my tips for anyone getting started.
Apr 25, 2019
Polymorphism is a lie, inheritance breaks encapsulation and classes reduce flexibility. These things are very exciting features of programming languages when you first learn them and therefore can be prone to overuse. Those statements would have shocked me years ago, how did I get here?
Apr 07, 2019
I use vundle now and found the following to be the easiest way to change your color scheme
Mar 28, 2019
Setup your VIM plugins by following these instructions
Mar 20, 2019
Consider that making meetings not suck, is all about written artifacts
Feb 09, 2019
Dual boot the Microsoft Surface Go
Aug 01, 2018
It's become a tradition for me to document my recommendations on how to load up a rails project and get started. Here is my guide for the latest rails version.
Mar 21, 2018
Hosting Django on Debian with Apache & libapache2-mod-wsgi was a bit tricky, so I thought I would document my experience.
Mar 14, 2018
The way to mock in a Python TestCase without tons of nesting and with the flexibility to test success, failures and exceptions.
Feb 22, 2018
A how-to on getting selenium to launch a chrome browser with extensions
Jun 21, 2017
So my kids want to be youtubers and I want to keep them excited about it.
Feb 19, 2017
An updated article on a simple approach to deploying middleman on github user pages
Jan 25, 2017
Give your middleman page any url you want with permalinks
Feb 12, 2016
Connecting activerecord to a mysql master / slave cluster. Including an approach to no pool connections
Jan 06, 2015
Experimenting with Nao Robot's new dialog engine, wikipedia and star trek
Dec 11, 2014
Need to create rails scaffold for a Model that is inside a Module?
Oct 20, 2014
Here is a very simple approach to caching Jquery ajax calls
Oct 20, 2014
There are a few tricks to integrating a rails app with a legacy database. Here is what I've learned...
May 17, 2014
I thought it might be fun to write up a post showing how to handle events like voice recognition with FluentNao
May 16, 2014
I'll show you how to set up Fluent Nao code to interactively control Nao
May 06, 2014
I got tired of being confused about DNS settings so I asked Mike.
Mar 27, 2014
Here I explain the different github pages offerings and how to deploy middleman to to them.
Mar 19, 2014
There are a lot tutorials (all different); here is how I got Rails 3 & TestUnit working with Spork and Guard
Feb 10, 2014
Dec 12, 2013
The new network manager doesn't include openvpn and even after installing that it doesn't include an option to import your ovpn file. Here are the straight forward steps to getting set up.
Nov 27, 2013
A task not done all that often and always difficult to have go smoothly. Here is the flow for generating an SSL Certificate and using it
Sep 25, 2013
You're used to thinking cms or wordpress for building websites that require templating or ease of editing; but in my experience 90% of the time it ends up feeling like your "killing an ant with a sledgehammer".
Sep 23, 2013
Windows is "taking over" the boot process, you can fix the problem by using the Windows bcdedit command and by disabling secure boot
Jul 18, 2013
Grails makes extensive use of groovy and even more interesting is the way they have wrapped some mature favorites (junit, ant and hybernate) with the groovy language.
Jul 10, 2013
Ubuntu is fantastic, stable and you'll truly enjoy it. Here is a list of things to get a good developer machine up and running
Jun 29, 2013
See how to control the Nao Robot from the interactive python shell. Meaning you type the commands, press enter and Nao moves.
Jun 19, 2013
I have in the past used Atlassian Bamboo for build automation and to run automated tests. While I love that solution, it costs money and not everyone wants to buy it.
May 30, 2013
May 20, 2013
First off from the tmux website... "tmux is a terminal multiplexer. What is a terminal multiplexer? It lets you switch easily between several programs in one terminal..."
May 15, 2013
For some strange reason I keep forgetting ruby folding functions. So to be kind to my my future self, here is how it works.
May 01, 2013
List of my favorite resources for learning & teaching newbee programmers how to develop with Ruby on Rails.
Apr 21, 2013
I have been programming Nao for some time and doing motion has been challenging. So like any good software developer would, I set my mind toward making it easier, faster and more intuitive.
Mar 15, 2013
Mono.net and Mono Develop have come a long way; it's not only reasonable to run/develop .NET MVC on linux, it's damn near preferable.
Feb 10, 2013
A howto for setting up ubuntu with rbenv and more; for ruby on rails development.
Jan 05, 2013
Ruby script that uses the curses gem to capture commands from Makey Makey and use a case statement to tell me which fruit / vegetable I touched
Jan 04, 2013
The Colored Object Detection module was developed by Vincent Berenz and can be added to NAO
Nov 20, 2012
Nao recognizes my face, understands when I speak, talks back and recognizes programming books.
Nov 18, 2012
Here is a non-experts take on the most basic rules of the road for preparing video for the web.
Nov 15, 2012
Encode amazing looking video with the H.264 codec on ubuntu