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.


Developer Quiet Hours

At $job, we've been practicing Agile Development. Coming from a Waterfall background, this is wonderful.


Git: GUI Mergetools

I've been using SourceTree for my git interaction recently. I love that it's free, and the fact that I can easily click on hashes to see what happened in a commit is awesome.


Tweeting from Jekyll

As a similar plugin to PubSubHubbub, I wanted to be able to have Jekyll automatically tweet whenever a new post occurs. So I wrote the code below: If you want to use it, you'll need to create an app within Twitter, and get oauth keys.