Gar looks so like me sometimes. <3 I hung out with Mariah, Caira and the rest of them on Friday for about thirty minutes. In the middle of dinner at Denny’s. It was fun!
One bad programmer habit of mines is that I tend to duck type when there isn’t a strict need. I ask whether the object doesn’t fit conditions, or evaluate it against some rules, at times when I have the ability to check its actual type. I thusly duck typed images in the previous version of […]
Over the last while we had persistent ActionController::InvalidAuthenticityToken (CSRF) token issues in our natively-wrapped application. The error only appeared to occur under specific circumstances: Open app. Perform any action, then logout. Log back in again. All remote POST/PUT/DELETE requests will fail with token errors. Typical trace: Started POST "/events/147/attendances" for 127.0.0.1 at 2017-09-12 12:17:54 +0000 […]
What a fantastic gig, full of great craic! Mariah introduced me to Flogging Molly years ago when I lived in Las Vegas. They’ve stayed a firm favourite of mine since. Flogging Molly’s songs are of home and loss, of survival and endurance. About where you are and what family means. It meant a great deal […]
Your sense of agency can be described as your perception of control in any given situation. Now, yeah, it varies. You feel less agency at work, for example, because someone else owns the product or project, or you need to consider other opinions. You get the idea. Most people have a robust sense of agency […]
Never the same, always the same.
John Hinde would be proud.
I knowingly saturated the fuck out of this photograph because the colours of the day deserved to be shown. The Garavogue Valley was a cacophony of vibrant, verdant greens smothered out by the grey skies above.
Sligo Town like Sligo County: I badly missed it. I remember all the walks I took up the river, over the hill, through the forest and around the lake.
Wow. I last set foot in Cliffoney and almost exactly five years ago, when I stopped by to wrap up stuff with my former landlord. The area hasn’t changed a bit. Same people, same businesses. I never thought then that I’d miss Sligo, but with all my problems and busyness and stress in the past […]
GirlCrew’s app launch made the Irish Times, Silicon Republic and TodayFM. Yeah, I wasn’t mentioned, and yeah, I’m happy to stay out of the limelight, but it’s surreal and wonderful to see an application I wrote in its entirety, promoted and discussed at a national level. Go me! o/*\o
Taken August 2017.
2017 and 2009 respectively.
alias fuck='sudo !!'
Taken in Goldengrove pub at Stratford, London, June 2017.
Taken at Howth, Ireland.
No, not that Billy; the other one.
Taken from the number 47 bus on my way into town. :)
We read left-to-right. We’re trained to click left-first. Worse, the fucking unhappy path is green. I clicked this “unhappy” three times on three orders before I realized their shit. Edit: On second thoughts, this is asshole design. Make it easy for customers to leave negative responses, then use the bogus data to upsell on services.
I live in somebody’s fictional future. Science fiction writers follow a process. First, they decide where their story will be on the spectrum of happiness-utopia or dystopia? Second, they construct a narrative history which links here and there. And finally, the writer exaggerate their made-up tomorrow for dramatic effect. The writer makes sure you know […]
I’ll be dead some day, dead and gone and left to decompose in a hole in the ground. Everyone has their time. But what’s more beautiful than transience? You have a summer day, and then it’s gone forever. It’ll never be again.
Stack Overflow uses routes with the format /:id/:title for questions like this one, which I find to be more memorable than simply a terse ID. I’ve decided that I want this for my new project, a rewrite of this blog in Ruby on Rails 5. Small changes to a model and its routes are required […]