23 Oct 2015, 20:53

A health update

First of all, thanks are in order. We have been overwhelmed by the outpouring of love, support, and generosity from our friends and family over the past two weeks. It means so much to both of us–thank you!

For anyone who’s curious, I thought I’d write up a summary of what’s been going on, and what we know at this time.

05 Apr 2015, 09:02

A perspective on internet shaming

This morning on Reddit, I saw a post with the following title: “This f—face threw a drink at a landscaper and drove away laughing.” It was a link to a blurry picture of a guy in a Jeep. I immediately felt anger towards the anonymous face in the driver-side window, the face of someone so entitled and lacking in empathy that they’d ruin someone’s morning just for laughs.

20 Mar 2015, 13:50

Don't fake it in software job interviews

A friend of mine interviewed for his first development job today. He’s been taking some classes on the side for the past few months in the hopes of making a career change to working in software. When I found out he got an interview, I had some advice I wanted to give him, but I wasn’t sure if I should just keep my mouth shut. Everyone’s different, including people who interview software job candidates, and not all of them will necessarily agree with me. But I gave it to him anyway:

05 Mar 2015, 10:37

ng-conf 2015: Immutable data structures

I’m watching ng-conf live from home today cause I wasn’t able to go with the guys from work (which is a story in itself; not an interesting one, though), and so far the most exciting thing I’ve seen was in the keynote about Angular 2 by Brad Green and Igor Minar.

27 Feb 2015, 13:15

I am not everyone (duh)

A friend of mine has a growing audience on his real estate investment blog. He specializes in buying vacant land, sight unseen, at deep discounts, but he also does income properties and other investing. Last night, he called to ask for some advice on how to start a paid membership forum in connection with his blog, to give his most devoted readers the chance to learn from and interact with him and each other more extensively.

11 Feb 2015, 19:47

New hugo site

After the Drupal kerfuffle back in October, I just took my blog offline. I rarely post, and taking it down was simpler and less painful than worrying about whether it had been compromised. It’s not as though there was anything there to interest an attacker anyway, but still.

31 Mar 2013, 18:09

Exclude your own traffic from google analytics

So, I’ve been developing on the web for several years now, but this weekend was the first time I’ve found it necessary to try to exclude my own traffic from Google Analytics. Well, actually I found it necessary to exclude a friend’s traffic from GA on his own blog.

03 Jan 2013, 09:08

Can't find the IIS process when attaching debugger in visual studio?

TL;DR - If you can’t find your IIS process in Visual Studio’s debugger’s “Attach to Process” dialog, try visiting one of the sites that IIS serves in a web browser and then check the “Attach to Process” dialog again.

19 Nov 2012, 00:27

Chinese tweets and the basic idea behind character encoding

Tonight my wife and I were on Reddit and we found a TED Talk by Michael Anti called “Behind the Great Firewall of China." At one point during his talk, Anti mentioned that the information-density of written Mandarin is much higher than English and demonstrated with the following image: