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Written content to help you along your web development journey, without forgetting to have some fun along the way.

Make Smarter Decisions by Ignoring Sunk Costs

Making decisions about money or time you've already spent is illogical. Learn how to make smarter, more logical decisions.

Feb 27, 2016

Create a Multi-Colored, Dotted Grid with HTML5 Canvas

The wide world of canvas is open-ended. Here's a fun example to dig in and learn some of the basics of HTML5 canvas.

Feb 26, 2016

Parse a Web Page and Post to Slack Using Ruby

When another website is doing the heavy-lifting updating some content you want to keep up on, but there's no good integration with Slack, you can parse it yourself and post directly to a Slack channel.

Feb 24, 2016

Remote Work: You're Already Doing It

Recruiters these days seem hell-bent on knowing whether or not you've worked a remote job in the past. The truth is it doesn't matter. The truth is we're all already doing it.

Feb 23, 2016

Scrape and Parse A Webpage with Ruby (using Nokogiri)

A quick way to pull content from a URL and parse it using Ruby.

Feb 23, 2016

Add Rake To Any Project

Rake is an awesome tool. You may want to use it in a non-Ruby project or a project that isn't configured for it.

Feb 22, 2016

Remote Work: All Or Nothing

Most of the time, life is about balance. But there are some things that you just can't do halfway.

Feb 19, 2016

Keep Stylesheets Organized With Continuous Abstraction

Stylesheets can get out of control really quickly. Here's the approach I use to stay organized.

Feb 17, 2016

Bulk Resize Images Using Rake and ImageMagick

Got a set of images you need all to conform to the same size? Hate doing it manually? Me too. Let's write a rake task to solve our challenge.

Feb 15, 2016

"Good Enough" Is A Milestone, Not A Result

To be good enough is to say you have a stable place to break. It is not the full solution.

Feb 15, 2016