Consistency in Python Development

ConsistencyConsistency is important. Make sure that what you think you're building is actually what you're building. If you're developing and testing in a Window's environment but are intending to deploy to a Linux environment you're going to get unexpected results. If you're using Python 2.7 on your development machine…

Remote Accessing HomeBrew'd MySQL on MacOS

I've recently been proof of concepting a new idea for work. It involves local and external access to MySQL servers. While transitioning from local development to a Vagrant VM I discovered the VM couldn't access my host local MySQL server. Googling turned up some obvious answers, find my.cnf and…

Slinging Mud: "Graceful" reboots in a Go world

I participated in MUDJAM on Itch.io last year around this time, putting together a very simple, low feature deliverable, BerkMud. If the title doesn't tell you, it was How to Train Your Dragon themed. It wasn't my first foray into building a mud but I wanted to do something…

Carsforsale.com - Mobile app

Not a real technical post but still corresponding to something I've recently had a hand in (or two, writing roughly 25k lines in two weeks)... Carsforsale.com released our first incarnation of a consumer facing (for all you car buyers out there) Android application. Check it out!…

Publishing a NuGet JS library

First, this is a condensed version of a well written post that can be found here. I'm posting this as reference for myself and for those of you who just want the nuts and bolts. I was recently working on an incomplete project that leveraged CKEditor for a WYSIWYG editor.…

Mobile Assets

Android AssetsAndroid devices come in all shapes and sizes and display resolutions. This means providing uniform assets across devices is tedious and somewhat complicated. DP (Density Pixel)Google created a special type of unit, dp (density pixel), to make dealing with assets easier. How is that easier?This unit generalizes…

MEAN, Bower and Typeahead.js

Lacking time to write a full fledged post, I'll only mention the quick tidbit I want to keep track of. Others might also find value in it: Using the yo generator, angular-fullstack, I wanted to add  Twitter's Typeahead.js package via bower. If all of this is greek to you,…