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blog posts

the cop and the hound

28 Sep 2014

As a rails developer I keep hearing about Thoughtbot’s cool projects. A fairly recent one is Hound, a tool that comments on your GitHub pull requests and points out code style violations. I think consistent style is a nice ideal to strive for, so I want something like this.

sleep timers

07 Sep 2014

Falling asleep is one of the weirdest things that everyone does every day. Many people struggle to do it all. They experiment and develop workflows that help cope with this necessary evil. Here’s mine.

vim will fix indentation mistakes

07 Sep 2014

Today I learned a neat vim trick (via the Aaron Paterson Play by Play interview):

jekyll 2

06 Sep 2014

I just finished updating my blog to Jekyll 2.0. It looks the same, but the code is nicer.1

  1. The diff says I deleted 3623 lines, but it’s not as amazing as that sounds because 3263 of them are from a CSS library that I realized I don’t use anymore. 

when your disk fills up, who are you?

06 Sep 2014

I got into technology in large part because I was drawn to the Mac community. I started reading blogs about apps and productivity. That occupied a lot of my mind during college in particular, when I was struggling with procrastination and wanted to find some silver bullet app to save me.