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.


15. January 2018

Platform-free bots

I’ve made several bots over the years. They’re mostly Twitter bots. Some of them are throwaway larks, and some of them only work in the moment. If Twitter becomes too harmful to humanity to gift with free content, I’m OK with letting those go. However, there are many bots whose fate I want to keep in my own hands, rather than Twitter’s. To that end, I built a static site updater.