I’ve always been a big fan of software developers having side projects. I think it’s important, as a dev, to diversify the types of problems you’re learning to solve. That said, I think there are plenty of good reasons not to work in code for your day job and then keep doing so on nights […]
Much like last fall’s version of the Twitterpocalypse saw people running to Mastodon (and, seemingly, quickly running back to Twitter) as a replacement social media platform, this summer’s edition has seen a shift to Bluesky social. As I try to keep my various sites relevant, that means learning how to have them interact programmatically with […]
I’ve got a webhook for my main Trello board that’s so simple that I don’t really even think of it anymore. Today, though, I was working in the board my wife and I use for our household stuff and it annoyed me that it wasn’t there, so I set it up and figured it was […]
Notes on deploying from a GitHub repository to an EC2 instance via S3 to avoid having to save GitHub credentials at AWS.
Like seemingly many people, I recently started experimenting with hosting a Mastodon instance (mastodon.hockey, in this particular case). When I started, because I was considering it “just” an experiment, I decided to take the path of (nearly) least resistance and fired up a droplet over at DigitalOcean using their 1-Click app. That gave me a […]
I’m trying to get myself to better recognize work I’ve completed, so I wrote a process to look at my Trello board and send a Slack message to myself. This is why and how.
On how I learn, how I code, and not sharing well with others.
Notes on how the project integrating FantasyHockeySim.com with Invision Power Board went and how it was done.
Thoughts on my recently-completed refactor of Fantasy Hockey Sim, which started out with a small feature request and spiraled out of control.
I’ve been toying around with Slackbots a bit lately. Back in January I wrote about publishing a Git log to Slack via one. They’re dirt simple to implement and can be really useful. They can also be fun. I’ve added a couple bots in our office Slack just for posting randomness, running as cron jobs. […]