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Cloning all of an organizations git repos

Some of the code at $job (sadly) uses blind inserts, which makes changes to the tables behind them tricky. We were about to embark on a series of changes to tables for our Data Warehouse project, and I needed to verify if anything would be affected by these table changes.


The Difficulty of Parsing the Web

I read an entry in TheDailyWTF.com that made me pause. It was an image of a Google Search, focusing on "Doomworld", and the fact that Google had mangled the Homepage and Filesize fields in the output.


Why I'm Leaving Reddit

Reddit has an amazing story: Founded in 2005 by Steve Huffman and Alexis Ohanian, later acquired by Conde Nast, then spun off in to a subsidiary of Advance Publications, Reddit is one of the largest sites on the internet, and constantly growing. But this isn't a story about the cool things that Reddit has done (and continues to do); This is a story about the sleazy things that Reddit does with regards to moderation.


2012: A Year In Numbers

2012 was an interesting year: I switched jobs (first time in almost 5 years), we moved house (first time in almost 7 years), and I started a business. It was an interesting year for this blog as well.


Pre-combining assets with Jekyll

I recently made a switch on this site to use combined assets (javascript / css files) on this blog. Jekyll Asset Pipeline actually made this fairly easy.


PubSubHubbub and Polling

This blog, as I've written before, is a Jekyll install. I've done some customizations to it to allow pubsub publishing and automated tweeting; why then are the pubsub hubs still polling my server?


Day One Calendar Logger

In the vein of Brett Terpstra's Git Logger for Day One, I've created a logger to add the previous days events to Day One. This helps me not only keep track of what happened after the fact, but keeps them in a "permanent" storage.