hardscrabble 🍫

By Max Jacobson

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

blog posts

chainable shell functions

07 Feb 2017

I learned a neat shell script refactoring strategy yesterday that I’d like to share. First some background:

When to use defined? to memoize in Ruby

06 Feb 2017

Here’s a quick Ruby thing.

Using git to track git

21 Aug 2016

I made a screencast to share a fun idea I had while exploring a bit how git works.


17 Aug 2016

Note: this is a sort of personal story about a stressful experience. I’m writing it because I want to remember it.

integrating vim with the mac clipboard

30 Jul 2016

Using terminal text editors has a lot of advantages, but for a while the biggest disadvantage I’ve felt as a vim user is that it’s kind of hard to interact with the system clipboard. I’m aware that there’s a concept called “registers” which are something like multiple clipboards that you can copy and paste from, and one of them is the system clipboard, and the others are all virtual, or something like this, but I haven’t taken the time to really learn how those work yet.