When you've got a project that needs to be done, you can ask someone who can already do it, or you can help someone go up a level by (gently!) taking them out of their comfort zone. The latter takes time, but you'll be glad you did it.
A manager keeps intercepting questions about their report's project. As a lead, it's hard (but important!) to learn not to do that.
Today I needed to make a bar chart out of some data, and reached for my trusty examples... and realised that they were in my home directory in the company I no longer work at. So today I learned gnuplot almost from scratch again and here's my new trusty example.
My first DevOps Days! Unfortunately, I could only make it to the morning sessions on both days, but I still saw some great talks. Here's some notes I took.
I’m very excited to have a review of my LISA talk up on the USENIX blog.
I went to LISA 2017! It was excellent! I vowed to write a shorter trip report this year, but there was so much good stuff so whatchagonnado /o\
It’s easy to see why people avoid using pictures in talks, and I love watching talks made entirely of big splashy text-only slides. I want to try writing a talk in that style some time, but I haven’t done it yet. For now, here's some sites I use for pictures.
Using multiple surfaces in pygame to show a scoreboard for my world-changing game.
In a couple of hours I threw together the world’s stupidest game. Remember me for all the indie awards this year.
Combining two of my favourite things to do.
The internet is really really great. For cats.
I made my kid an Amazon Dash button that starts the Moana soundtrack on the Sonos. And then added a Hamilton button for me.
Day 2 of SRECon Americas 2017!
My laptop will stubbornly not get on the plane wifi so it's debugging time.
It took maybe twelve minutes to go from “I just remembered bazel is a thing” to “my code now builds and runs using it”, and at least nine of those were figuring out how to install java8 on ubuntu.
I know everyone else got on the Pi train four years ago, but Christmas day was my first time holding one. And I see why everyone loves them.
A few days ago I posted about how to get the email address for a Google Calendar user from inside a Chrome extension. It turns out that that’s not the whole story.