Writing some notes to my future self so I remember these tricks. Tools/materials used: caulk Henry 549 Feather Finish $18 1 gal bucket – I found this was the smallest size that was still convenient for holding my tools water trowel or drywall knife, whichever is biggest margin trowel old plastic takeout container to use…Read More How to level a wood floor
In Demolition Man (1993), John Spartan is frozen for decades only to be thawed to fight a familiar enemy in an unfamiliar world; where every bathroom has three shells and Taco Bell is the only restaurant left in America. In software development, regular maintenance costs a lot of time, so we “freeze” apps all the…Read More What is “Taco Bell Future”?
For meetings, I switched to typing my notes. I figured out some tricks to regain some of the flexibility handwritten notes offer. When I jot down questions I want to ask, I begin the line with ?? ?? How does this affect our stonk prices? And when there’s a point I want to make, I…Read More Use ?? and !! when typing notes
I really didn’t want to write this, but every good link about structuring unit tests is dead. And I don’t want to hype this too much, but learning to arrange my tests in a certain order was one of the biggest productivity gains in my career. You should arrange your test into three distinct sections,…Read More Code review: organize your tests for your sanity
“Smart” devices are pretty nice, except now that products have matured, business departments keep making them worse. Products I’ve tried: Recommend nothin’ Testing Z-Wave Rating: So far, so good. Zigbee Rating: So far, so good. It sucks that some devices only come as Zigbee, and some as Z-Wave, so you need to buy into both…Read More IOT InternetOfShits
I’m using Starlette for a pet project because it’s a modern Python framework that has GraphQL support. I had trouble integrating it with a Single Page App, but I found an easy fix. My client-side app gets built in the build/ directory, so just adding StaticFiles gets you off the ground: The History API makes…Read More Serving SPAs from Starlette
I frequently harp about how important it is that maintainers of code need to get context quickly to be productive and happy. I just thought of an analogy. Remember in the Jason Bourne movies, Jason gets in a car, glances at a map and becomes an expert in navigating old-world city streets? That’s the same…Read More The Bourne Context