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visual metaphor for projects thrashing process


I need to see if I can start using this to standardize how some of the simpler web services structure their output.  RSS has sometimes ended up being a default way of representing a list of things because it’s well defined and makes an easy point of agreement.


css precompilers

These let you use parts of CSS 3 and some additional  syntactic sugar, then get processed into regular css.  I have it on my list to look at the output and see how livable it is.

git is awesome

I’ve been tinkering with git and github.  Here’s an intro to git:

Here’s a git cheat sheet:

Some docs:

And some more docs (with info on fast forwards):

My github page:

A git book online:


drag dealer does drag and drop, iPhone compatible…


Cross origin resource sharing is a browser standard that lets you get around the script tag or iframe hacks for accessing web service content hosted on another domain.

Here’s the spec:

Firefox and webkit browsers switch to CORS anytime you ask for an XHR to another domain, but the XHR interface is the same.  IE8 has CORS support using a special interface:

sarcastic comments

Some of these would make great away status messages:

  • I’m not ignoring you I just lost interest
  • if I promise to miss you will you go away?
  • I promise to be nicer if you promise to be smarter
  • you almost made me cry but then you left
  • I’m not listening but go on… I enjoy how your voice makes my ears bleed
  • I’d tell you to go to hell, but i work there and i don’t want to see you everyday!
  • you’re just jealous because the voices only talk to me
  • I am busy right now, can I ignore you some other time?
  • silence is golden… duct tape is silver.
  • awww that`s so cute!  you actually think i care…
  • Oh you want my number??….here it is….1-800-WATEVA
  • I’d agree with you but then we’d both be wrong.
  • I’m sorry while you were talking I was trying to figure where the hell you got the idea I cared.
  • Stop being so stupid.. it’s my turn.
  • You can have as many friends that money can buy, but I’ll still hate you for free.
  • I couldn’t repair your brakes, so I just made your horn louder.

thinking about hiring

Every tech team needs a russian lit major

Maybe you need a free electron too.

Which ladder are you on?

ice cream hijinks

New york super fudge chunk when it’s short on chunks.  It’s still good chocolate ice cream but it’s not good for my expectations.

my favorite grep to mv pipe

grep –max-count=1 -l -r –include=*.txt –exclude-dir=fragments ‘pattern’ ./*|while read line; do mv “$line” newLocation; done