I finally conquered a technical challenge that had been stumping me for awhile. This blog runs on Middleman, which requires Ruby and a slew of other things that aren't necessary in my work dev environment (i.e., the laptop I usually take with me when I travel). This is clearly something I didn't think through when starting up this blog—clearly evidenced by the "location" metadata I set up and have filled in with "Baltimore" on all but one blog post. However, if you're reading this post and seeing "San Francisco" as my current location I can now take this show on the road, woo!
I'm currently attending Fluent (thanks, O'Reilly and Craigslist for your awesome scholarship!). The first half of the conference is hands-on workshops, while the second half is standard keynotes and presentations. Most of the workshops weren't relevant to the stack we use at work, but I was still interested to learn something new, so I spent this morning spinning up my first React project. Because I didn't want...[ read more ]