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  1. Weekly roundup: APIs

    Fri 23 February 2018

    This was a busy week with budgets and project kick offs. Let's jump right in.

    • Elation I got a new API feature complete though it still needs some work after a code review. I'm learning to love code reviews, though. I think the last few tricks I've learned about the …

  2. On Intention

    Wed 14 February 2018

    This idea was cribbed from Bryan Cantrill's talk on oral traditions in software development, is the importance of making as clear as possible your intentions when you do things. Often I feel as though intention gets a bad rap. The road to hell, and what-not. But the reality is that …

  3. Weekly roundup: Nick of time

    Fri 09 February 2018

    Just got this post in in the nick of time this week. It's still technically Friday in the Eastern time zone :) It was a pretty good week all things considered.

    • Elation I brought two tickets to completion, including one that was sort of a personal stretch as it involved javascript …

  4. Vault and Personal Secrets

    Mon 05 February 2018

    I use Hasicorp's wonderful Vault tool to manage my personal secrets. I realize there are a lot of services out there at this point like 1Password or Lastpass that can seal up your personal information in a secure place and give you token-ized access to it. But that has always …

  5. Weekly roundup: Catch up

    Fri 02 February 2018

    I missed the second week of 2018 in my round up series. Bummer. But no worries, I'll get this figured out and make a point of doing it on a regular basis from here on out. Okay! So what did I get done this week?

    • Elation Still very much in …

  6. Weekly roundup: Resigned

    Fri 12 January 2018

    Whew. A long week as I more or less have been counting down to being done at Ridecell. A bittersweet moment for sure, as I love my co-workers, but the culture has been eroding for months and I think Elation will be a healthier work environment.

    • Ridecell Looking through my …

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