If you develop WordPress templates and you aren’t using this plug-in, stop what you’re doing and go grab it. It’s a simple plugin that displays the current template you are in in the upper right-hand corner of your admin bar. So easy, so useful. Show Current Template
I found this great WordPress guide on installing a local development environment using brew and npm for wordpress, php and mysql. With the db running through brew services. Loving it. Install was fairly easy, with a little bit of troubleshooting (why oh why did I not document the troubleshooting part!). Here’s the site: http://www.brodybits.com/wordpress/osx/homebrew/2016/03/09/quickstart-wordpress-testing-with-osx-homebrew.html I cannot for the life of […]
What a wild ride it’s been. I left my job at PNCA at the end of June 2016. I had a glorious summer with my daughter — the first one we’d had together since I started grad school in 2013. I also biked a bunch and enjoyed the sunshine. Starting in the fall I went […]
This great 1:22 minute talk is about The state of women students in CS. I highly recommend it.
The test data/subject matter of all these programming courses I’ve been taking is always either dungeons and dragons or games or robots, seriously. Where are the programming classes that use glitter or barbie as test data/subjects. What about cleaning products, vacuum cleaners, diaper brands, laundry detergents. No wonder men are so reluctant to share home […]
I always have to look up how to do this. Dreamhost made some great, clear instructions. https://help.dreamhost.com/hc/en-us/articles/216363187-How-do-I-password-protect-my-site-
In my job search I’ve been emailing many relative strangers lately. I’ve always just used “Thank you” but I’m getting tired of it. I found this helpful article. I’m probably just going to mix in “best, warm regards, and many thanks.” https://www.forbes.com/sites/susanadams/2013/09/27/57-ways-to-sign-off-on-an-email/#4061f6cf25d0
I’m impressed with this very in-depth article about ading custom fonts. If you are looking for a specific answer, it’s easy enough to scroll down and find what you are looking for, but if you want a full primer, this has lots of great info. Adding Custom Fonts to WordPress with @Font-Face and CSS3
The other day juniper couldn’t sleep. She was distraught and frustrated. I got into bed with her and when she started expressing her frustration I would say “it’s ok, it doesn’t matter. You don’t have to worry about sleeping. You don’t have to go to sleep right now. Just enjoy being in my arms right […]
you are a horse running alone and he tries to tame you compares you to an impossible highway to a burning house says you are blinding him that he could never leave you forget you want anything but you you dizzy him, you are unbearable every woman before or after you is doused in your […]
Start React (A product of GeekyAnts) has a few starter templates for React and React Native. http://startreact.com/
This person is hilarious. It’s also a great perspective on what React is and isn’t. http://blog.andrewray.me/reactjs-for-stupid-people/ Laughing outloud to this little tidbit: There are three separate, competing quickstart guides. I’m overwhelmed and I’m not even drunk. The sidebar below that is straight out of my nightmares, with sections that obviously shouldn’t be there, like “More […]
http://stackoverflow.com/questions/103857/what-is-your-favorite-bash-prompt I had a smiley face, sad face one the other day that I need to dig up again.
A Handy-dandy, simple tutorial on learning what you need to know to get working with git. http://rogerdudler.github.io/git-guide/ Also comes with a 1-page pdf git cheat sheet which is awesomely awesome http://rogerdudler.github.io/git-guide/files/git_cheat_sheet.pdf
I’ve been spending a great deal of time with BASH lately and I’m confused about best practices on the mac. I found this helpful article. http://www.joshstaiger.org/archives/2005/07/bash_profile_vs.html Why two different files? Say, you’d like to print some lengthy diagnostic information about your machine each time you login (load average, memory usage, current users, etc). You only […]
I recently wrote an article about the lack of women coders. Women programmers are almost as rare as unicorns. Take a peek into any developer meeting and you’ll most likely find one or two women surrounded by room full of men. It’s a subject that has been passionately investigated by many institutions and organizations, but […]
ELIZA is an early natural language processing computer program created from 1964 to 1966 at the MIT Artificial Intelligence Laboratory by Joseph Weizenbaum. Created to demonstrate the superficiality of communication between man and machine, Eliza simulated conversation by using a ‘pattern matching’ and substitution methodology that gave users an illusion of understanding on the part […]
Sweet Christmas, Code School is offering free online classes this weekend. Just create a new account if you haven’t got one already and get learning. Classes include but are not limited to: jQuery, Angular.js, Git, Ruby, Rails, Python, Google Maps for iOS, and SQL.