What is “the right way”? How do you know if you’re on the right path? There are just too many opinions out there on what “right” is. You could spend a lifetime searching for “the right way” – and really, I believe you will. Because when it comes down to it, there are no “best […]
I run SignalLeaf.com – a podcast audio hosting service. Recently, I detailed an issue and solution for SignalLeaf.com’s episode and podcast tracking reports. The gist of the problem is that mobile devices will make use of byte-range request headers to download files in very small chunks. This is useful for unreliable networks, as a device […]
I Love This Meme It very accurately describes how I feel most of the time, and there’s so many great pictures to encompass it: But before I get to far with this, I want to assure you that this isn’t some self-wallowing “impostor syndrome”. When I say I have no idea what I’m doing it’s […]
There are millions of Instagram’s, twitter’s, craigslist’s, WordPress’s, etc, but what distinguishes one product from the next if it’s all been done before? This is a complex question with a complex set of answers, I think. It’s hard for me to give a simple answer, at least, so I want to break this down in […]
On April 8th, I opened up the new subscription service for WatchMeCode’s screencasts. This included a brand new website, a new membership system, all of the existing content that I had previously recorded being made available, and a short launch sequence for the new service to try and build some anticipation. After one week of […]
I’m building a job scheduling system where a Schedule contains many ScheduleItems. Each of these ScheduleItems as various dependencies that need to be resolved before the SchduleItem’s “job” is able to run. When a ScheduleItem’s dependencies are all resolved the ScheduleItem will trigger an event and let the parent Schedule know that the Item’s dependencies […]
I spent a few hours last night patching OpenSSL on my servers for this site, WatchMeCode, etc. It was a pain. The worst part about it, though, was not recompiling things and actually getting the servers patched. The worst part was all the confusion about version numbers.
I found myself wanting to query an array of in-memory objects in my NodeJS app. I know there are a ton of options out there… including the built-in filter method on arrays, underscore or lodash where methods, and more. But I really wanted something that worked like MongoDB queries. What I Want To Do Given […]