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Car attempts to use JavaScript

Getting started Getting fast feedback in your IDE is vital to having a happy developer experience. Flow adds that value for me for JavaScript programming. Atom Install ide-flowtype. I just switched from the lighter-weight linter-flow and I’m liking it. The good parts You can use Flow with no transpilation You can use Flow with no…

Read More Flow Type for coding in JavaScript with guardrails

I’ve been learning Ansible off and on and off for the past year. I have so many complaints, but I still think it’s the least worst provisioning system out there. It’s online at crccheck.github.io/fuckingansible/, but I’ve also embedded it below: I’d go more into Ansible, just just thinking about it make me so angry. So…

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With almost 25 thousand buildings, having a way to search the database would be nice. And just like how I did geo searches client side, searching buildings was done client side too. The inspiration for the interface was The Texas Tribune’s Tribpedia landing/search page. The final building search page can be found at elevators.texastribune.org/building/ and…

Read More Dissecting Elevators Part 7: Search + D3

Being able to locate the nearest elevator was a must have feature for me. Being able to deploy using the free tier on Heroku was a nice to have feature. Luckily, I managed to find a way to do both: do the calculations client side in JavaScript. Lucky for me, I found a post, Calculate…

Read More Dissecting Elevators Part 6: GeoDjango? We don’t need no stinkin’ GeoDjango

Intro: This is part four of an eight part series looking at the Elevator Explorer, a fun data interactive mostly coded between the hours of 10 PM to 2 AM during the week leading up to April Fools’ Day, 2013. I’m going to be looking at the things I learned, things I wish I could…

Read More Dissecting Elevators part 4: Django Data Driven Documents

I finally got around to updating my canvas / sql visualization code. Interacting with the map is now much easier. And I’ve posted a live demo of it here: http://crccheck.com/demo02 It’s not as refined as google maps, but it’s still pretty fancy. Navigation is done in the minimap, and you can draw on the large…

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