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Command Line Image Optimization

ImageOptim-CLI is a handy little command line tool (OS X only) by Jamie Mason / @fold_left that incorporates ImageAlpha, ImageOptim and JPGmini. It can be automated as a git pre-commit hook for fire and forget front end development, something I’ve found useful. >>>More

Natural Philosophy Redux

There is a grand adventure to be embarked upon every time a student asks a question and the mentor says: “I don’t know, let’s find out.” The chance to learn occurs at the moment of uncertainty by forcing the knowledge seeker to step out of their comfort zone and expose ignorance. Own ignorance. Keep uncovering new uncertainties to investigate. >>>More

Never Read The Comments

As a fun little project I started playing around with Firebase and this Jekyll blog. In a move I hope to not live to regret, I made it possible to submit comments! >>>More

Momentum Scrolling FTW!

The mobile experience for this page is responsive via relative sizing, images (such as they are) and media queries, but from Safari on iOS there was a distinct lack of snappiness in scrolling leading to a stagnant feeling. We must bring back the bounce! >>>More

Mongo Bongo

I really love the paradigm shift that happens when you start using new tools, and recently this happened to me with MongoDB. Here are a couple of gotchas that I wanted to document for my future self. >>>More

Don't Act Surprised

I had an experience recently in my coder education that I had previously only read about in blog posts and twitter stories. It is when you state your ignorance of a certain topic to someone, (be they a peer, mentor or manager,) and their first reaction is complete and utter surprise. “You don’t know about (some topic in software development)? WOW! OMG” >>>More