Location: Greeley, CO
Current Gig: Lead Developer at Gueststream, Inc.
One word that best describes how you work: Intensely
Current mobile device: Droid Turbo 2
Current computer: Macbook Pro 15 Read more
I was tasked with making some changes to a site today over FTP. It seems odd that people are still OK with letting developers push and pull files from FTP without so much as a change log or automated linting, testing, etc. Anywho, I tried to find my cowboy hat but it snowed yesterday so all my summer gear is put away and since it’s moderately inappropriate to do cowboy things while looking like a snowboarder, I had to come up with a better way to make working on files over FTP less Wild West and more Gnar Gnar.
- Setup a cron script to maintain a local mirror of the remote FTP using lftp and automatically commit the changes to a hosted git repo.
- Setup a project in Jenkins to monitor the git repo for changes
- Ignore the commits created by the cron task mirror script
- Lint the project
- Execute a reverse mirror lftp script to push the local changes to the remote FTP host also deleting the files no longer relevant.
So it begins… Z and I just moved in to our latest abode and I want our apartment to be smart. I may not be the brightest bulb in the house but it’s probably due to being a smart bulb plugged in to standard dimmer switch controlled light socket. Smart home technology isn’t quite cheap and at the moment it isn’t even really smart. It comes with a sweet “wow” factor but diving in to it there seems to be a big logic gap between the technology, the understanding and the implementation so herein I’m going to log my wins and losses while I climb the smart home learning curve.
To begin with, I’ll explain why buying a smart home hub with two smart lights doesn’t make any sense. Read more
While moving to Greeley my Netgear WNDR3400v2 fell a part. Being lazy I had super glued it to the inside leg of a metal desk I had and removing it with force didn’t work out so well so I borrowed an an old Belkin F5D7230-4 from my brother in law only to realize the firmware on it was horrid. It only supported WEP encryption and you couldn’t even turn the wireless of. It was a mess and rather than even wasting the time attempting to update the proprietary firmware I flashed it with DD-WRT firmware. It took less than 5 minutes to get rolling with the DD-WRT Micro. It was super simple to install from my Mac. Here’s how I got it done:
Weekends are always too short when you’re having fun! I had the pleasure of hanging out in Steamboat Springs for the first time just this last weekend. Five of us got together to celebrate 3 of our birthdays and enjoy the wonderful town of Steamboat springs. Read more
Thanks to my sister in law I really picked up reading books this year. As most people do I read a whole lot of the internet content and as most programmers do I tends to google solutions to my problems so I learn a fair bit from sites like Stack Overflow. This year though I broke that loop and read read books. I know, crazy right? Here’s the list books I read (in the order I read them) and my synopsis of each. ^_^ Read more
I had the pleasure of taking a 4 day mancation hosted by TMTorn Adventures. It was wildly educational and intense fun in a relaxed and super safe atmosphere. I learned effective combat techniques, shot lots of guns, rode ATVs & dirt bikes and enjoyed great food and drinks during the all inclusive getaway at their camp. Read more
I have lived in and around Denver for a few years now and have really come to love it. Z and I intend on settling down here eventually after we explore some other places the world has to offer but before I moved away I figured a short post about what I love about Denver is in order.