hardscrabble 🍫

By Max Jacobson

Psst. Check out my RubyConf 2017 talk, There are no rules in Ruby.

blog posts

ruby keyword arguments aren't obvious

29 Mar 2015

Since Ruby 2.0, methods can be defined with keyword arguments instead of the traditional ordinal arguments. I really like them. But they’re not obvious. I find myself thinking, maybe too often, “wait, how the hell do these work?”

my first vim macro

29 Mar 2015

The time has come for me to make a vim macro. Here’s what it looks like in action:

managing your Instapaper bookmarks from the command line

22 Mar 2015

I’ve previously written about extracting a gem from a web app called Layabout, but I neglected to mention that I later open sourced Layabout as well:


22 Mar 2015

Yesterday morning I grabbed my pants off the floor and a mouse scurried away. I shouted, “ahh!”, ran to my bedroom, and jumped on my bed, pants still in hand.

reverse polish notation

17 Mar 2015

Earlier tonight Carlos tweeted this: