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

Emergencies Are Usually Self-Inflicted

An emergency in the business world is stressful. Many times we bring those emergencies on ourselves. It's time to put a stop to it!

Feb 12, 2016

Full-Size, Looping Background Video with YouTube Video

It seems looping background videos are the new thing. But you don't have to serve up the video on your server. Let's use a YouTube video to accomplish it!

Feb 12, 2016

Render an Inline SVG in Rails (or Middleman)

You can avoid multiple requests to your server by rendering SVG images inline to the rest of your HTML.

Feb 11, 2016

Never Half-Ass Two Things, Whole-Ass One Thing

It's important to give everything in your life the effort it requires to succeed, but that doesn't mean you're limited to one thing.

Feb 10, 2016

Don't Let Time Control You

Time has the illusion of controlling us. But it doesn't have to. We can be in charge of time.

Feb 08, 2016

Use Ruby To Post Content To Slack

Once you learn how to use Slack's incoming webhooks, the possibilities are endless. See how to post to Slack using Ruby.

Feb 07, 2016

Keep Notes Attached To Their Subject

It takes much more than a good app to keep your notes organized. Here's how I've been doing it lately.

Feb 04, 2016

Conquer Household Chores using The Ironing Approach

Small batches work really well in manufacturing and product development. Let's try them out around the house.

Jan 05, 2016

Use Slack For Rails Error Notification

Post a message to one of your Slack channels when your Rails app encounters a 500 error.

Dec 22, 2015

My Family Uses Slack To Stay In Touch

Slack is built for work teams. My family has adopted it to communicate when we're not all together.

Dec 15, 2015