11. August 2019

Running your own email server (so you can have an automated mailing list)

Earlier this month, I needed to be able to send automated email in order to send daily roundups of stuff produced by my bots. Most of the APIs I saw for sending lots of email was for mass marketing (with the kind of pricing and data policies you’d expect to come along with that). So, I thought, email is well-established*, so it must be in reach of the common developer! I’ll just set up my own email server and mailing list.

Well, you know how this is going to go.


03. March 2019

Weasley debugging

Roughly 80% of the code in a module I just wrote will never come into play. This is because I was debugging a problem in the manner of Ron Weasley blaming Snape for some evil at the beginning of a Harry Potter book.

In my case, Snape is the Safari web browser.


16. January 2019

How to make a tl;dr control

A while back, a colleague at work pointed out a nifty tl;dr slider on the Parametric Press site. You can move it all the way to the left to get the gist of the article. The further you move it to the right, the more words (and details) you’ll get.