Open spaces at work, open problems for me (and maybe others)

Today, I read a blog post titled I Hate Open Floorplans, It Makes Roger Come Out... from a fellow software engineer, and his story about working in an office that has an open floor plan. Seeing that I had a disappointing experience this week at work due to our offices…

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See ya, WordPress - Hello, Ghost

I've been running this website for seven years now, and when I set it up, I decided to use WordPress for its initial setup. I had used WordPress for some internal work projects so I was already familiar with the software, making it easier to set up on my own…

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Test your website on Internet Explorer for free (with a little work)

Ah, Internet Explorer. It's the bane of most web developers, especially in those times when you forget to test it before deploying your site to production. I'm sure if there's one thing that causes more grey hairs to grow on our heads, it's because of this browser. Granted, later versions…

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My first RubyGem: wanikani

I've been studying Japanese for quite some time now. The Japanese language, as you might expect, is pretty deep. Besides all the gairaigo (borrowed words from English and other languages), just about everything is different, from the grammar to the writing. As such, there are a ton of websites I…

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Diving Back To Linux

The current laptop I use for work is a Macbook Pro I bought back in 2009. To be honest, I bought this laptop because I was insanely jealous of TextMate. Also, this was a period when it seemed all the cool Rubyists were developing on the Mac, and I sort…

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