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.
Susan Kelleher, staff writer for Pacific NW Magazine writes about the current state of extreme sexism in the gaming industry and gives a hopeful look towards the future. “Gaming culture has been pretty misogynistic for a long time now,” says Edwards, 50, a lifelong gamer and developer who worked on Microsoft’s Halo. “There’s ample evidence […]
Thank you Apple! During the holidays, ask December 5th through 11th, Apple stores will be offering a Free Hour of Code Workshop. Cupertino, California — Apple today opened registration for Hour of Code workshops at all 487 Apple retail stores worldwide, from December 5 through 11 in celebration of Computer Science Education Week. Among the […]
On Business2Community.com Carey Wodehouse writes about why SASS is an indispensable part of web developing. On her list of benefits to working with SASS are: Variables, less code, better responsive design, code snippets, more modularity and the power of nesting. Make your CSS even more modular—and easier to work with. The more complicated an app […]
Over one decade after the Linux kernel abandoned BitKeeper as their source version control system and years after Git’s continued widespread adoption, BitKeeper has finally been made open-source. Read More on Phoronix.com
Tech Republic article by Alison DeNisco from October 20, 2016. Research released last month from CompTIA identified a lack of role models as one of the main factors discouraging girls from considering careers in tech. Only 37% of girls age 10-17 know of someone with an IT job, CompTIA found. Awareness is also a problem: Of girls […]
A nice article by Creative Bloq on the best wireframing tools out there. On the Freebee list: Penultimate, Pencil, Mockflow, Framebox, Hot glue And don’t forget… pen and paper Wireframing tools There’s nothing quicker than grabbing a pen and paper Yes. An actual pen. And some real made-from-wood paper. Okay, so these don’t allow you […]
I was raised to believe that women could be “just as smart as men” if they really applied themselves. I was raised to believe that high maintenance women were not attractive, so I made sure never to ask for what I needed if I thought it might ruffle feathers. When yelled at, I cowered, when […]
I am failing with this flip phone thing. I had a lengthy text conversation the other day and it nearly killed me with frustration. Today I had to register my child for something and I had no information on her, no doctor phone number, no student id, not even her emergency contacts. And I’m starting […]
Today is the second full day without my smartphone. I felt lighter yesterday. I’ve been carrying around a tiny notebook in one pocket and my flip phone in another. I make copious lists and I felt like I would panic if I removed my ability to do this. One list I made was the things […]
InfoWorld’s Matt Asay examines the popularity and power of Angular.js and mulls over whether or not it’s ready for prime time. I’ve argued that it may be necessary to break the Web to keep up with the pace of Web innovation. Nene Bodonkor, a mobile Web developer, for example, posits that frameworks may be so […]
You know when you use css background images for rollovers but then when the user clicks the button, there’s an annoying outline left around the button? Here’s the fix. http://css-tricks.com/removing-the-dotted-outline/. Outline:0;
My friend Liz is opening a consignment shop for women and children on the corner of Rosa Parks and Interstate in North Portland, Oregon. She’s having an opening party this weekend! Come on down and check it out. Oh, and I designed the website and poster. button women’s and children’s consignment 6517 N Interstate Portland […]
The new House of Bagels site is live! I partnered with Singlebound Creative to convert the existing site into a custom WordPress site for easier maintenance by the client. We added a nice jquery slideshow widget: Skitter slideshow to showcase items on the homepage.
I’m broke. My credit card debt is growing. I want to go to France this summer so badly, I can’t stand the idea of missing it for another year. Juniper is old enough that I think she would have a great time on the property we stay at in caunes-minervois. I WILL make this happen. […]