Is a website a garden? A puddle? A house next to a river? A rock thrown into the sea? Why artists should have websites, and what websites can be for artists.
Added to my bucket list: attend or organize a conference dedicated to improving software developer training and education. One that includes and brings together university professors, bootcamp instructors, managers, and online course developers.
Inspired by Stephanie Hurlburt's tweet, I got together with a bunch of women from my code school today. Had an awesome time and we're planning to do it again next month. Thank you Stephanie!
I enjoyed reading this article and it has some good practical advice in it, but you know the multi-screen obsession is partly about performing hackerishness when someone feels the need to write a manifesto in favor of coding with a single monitor.
Today's tweak to my website: previously, my homepage was a chronological list of articles. Now it's a list of pages, and the article list is on a separate page. Trying to make everything easier to find, and explain the difference between "notes" and "articles".
I have so much fun tinkering with my Jekyll site. It's the perfect hobby for a software developer who likes to write. DIY seems like the obvious choice for developers, but there are so many of us writing on Medium instead. It got me thinking about why I considered Medium when I wanted to start blogging.
Two main reasons:
- It's faster to get going. You don't have to spend any time setting up a site. You just write and publish.
- I thought I would get more readers on Medium.
In fact, #1 is barely true. If you already use GitHub and have minimal familiarity with the Ruby ecosystem, you can get up and running with a Jekyll blog in less than an hour, including your own domain name.
And it turns out #2 is wrong as well. I've started reposting my articles on Medium using their import tool and I hardly get any views. I get more engagement from Twitter than I get views from Medium. Actually, I get more engagement from Micro.blog, too!Read more
My new favorite Youtube channel is Defunctland. "If Disney could provide all of the sights and attractions of the state of California within the Disneyland Resort, then guests would have no reason to leave and spend their money elsewhere." 😂
One of my favorite talks from RailsConf, in blog post form: Killing the Coding Interview.
Today I was debugging some RSpec tests that were failing intermittently. Eventually I narrowed the issue down to Devise’sRead more
active_for_authentication?method, which was sometimes returning true and sometimes false.
Another super cool looking unitasker: e-ink flashcards with a spaced-repetition algorithm.