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Use Inline Style Attributes on SVG Elements to Avoid Overwriting Styles

When SVGs starting looking weird on your website, it might be because their styles are being overwritten.

Mar 17, 2016

Learn by Solving Solved Problems

It's important to revisit the learning process every once in awhile. It strengthens the core of your abilities and can help prevent you from getting stuck going through the motions.

Mar 17, 2016

3 Reasons Why Turbolinks Is Not Worth The Effort

Turbolinks is a great idea in theory, but it comes with enough problems to offset its benefits.

Mar 15, 2016

2 Reasons Why I Don't Use Mint.com For Budgeting

I've gone back to Mint.com a few times because it's supposed to be the best of the best. But I just can't get past these two issues.

Mar 15, 2016

Access A Deleted Class In A Rails Migration

Sometimes you need to get to a class that you have deleted or renamed within a migration file. Here's how you do it.

Mar 13, 2016

Rollback A Deleted Rails Database Migration

You got yourself into that pickle where you created a migration, migrated, deleted the migration, then tried to rollback. Here's how you get around it!

Mar 08, 2016

Animating Dots Using HTML5 Canvas

This builds on a previous example and brings some movement to our dots!

Feb 27, 2016

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