1. Ruby: Square Brackets vs. Array.new

    Mon 03 April 2017

    Earlier today I did a code review and saw my coworker using Array.new to create an empty array. I know that this gives the same return value as the literal constructor [], as shown below.

    irb(main):001:0> Array.new
    => []
    irb(main):002:0> []
    => []

    I was moving to the …

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  2. Maintaining My Blogs

    Wed 29 March 2017
    Updated: Tue 15 May 2018

    I’ve been maintaining several blogs for about 10 years, and I’ve come up with a few practices that I use to guide how I keep these going.

    Hand-coded HTML to Wordpress to Pelican

    When I first started making websites, I did it the old-fashioned way: 1 HTML tag …

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  3. Didn’t Do Comp Sci

    Thu 09 February 2017

    After an inspiring conversation with some coworkers, I wrote this down, because it turns out there’s a lot of us.


    We sling code, we do product reviews, we spend hours in a chair with nothing but gdb and silence. And though we talk shop with coworkers about minor …

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  4. Miscellany 2015-12-01

    Tue 01 December 2015
    Updated: Fri 08 June 2018

    2 days in a row! That’s gotta be a record. Bumped latest http://daveops.net web build - more good stuff.

    Did some thinking about the MIT OCW work ahead of me, and after digging a bit, I found that 1 unit is roughly equal to 14 hours of work …

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  5. Miscellany 2015-11-30

    Mon 30 November 2015
    Updated: Fri 08 June 2018

    Whew! Been crazy busy as usual. Got a bit sidetracked by a little project which I’m calling “The Mother of All Yak Shaves” - expect a doozy of a post when it reaches completion (I hope in the next decade :-P

    I’ve also been working through an incredible stack …

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