The Sweet Spot
On software, engineering leadership, and anything shiny.

Category: programming

2014
January
Moving to Ember App Kit

I've noticed a bit of the buzz around [Ember App Kit](https://github.com/stefanpenner/ember-app-kit) recently and decided to move Hendrix, my music management app, over from a [Yeoman](http://yeoman.io/)-generated Ember app to EAK with …

2012
Ohm gotchas

Here's a list of things that have been annoying, or at least a bit frustrating using [Ohm](http://ohm.keyvalue.org), the Redis ORM, in a Rails app. Beware to those who assume Ohm is …

2011
October
mmtss, a collaborative loop station

## mmtss is a loop station built for live performances. Let's make music together! This project simplifies a traditional loop tracking station and is designed for interactive collaborative music performances. …

August
Introducing Boink, a photobooth for the rest of us.

My friends were complaining that wedding photobooths were too expensive to rent. Could we make one for them? Glen and I from the [Porkbuns Initiative](http://porkbuns.net) stepped up in full armor, …

February
Arduino and python-firmata

I just spent five hours trying to figure out why  none of the [Firmata libraries for Python](http://arduino.cc/playground/Interfacing/Python) were working over my serial connection. I was wondering why the previous program …

2010
June
post-review, git-svn and Review Board

Here's how to set up the excellent VMware-developed open-source [Review Board](http://www.reviewboard.org/) and its `[post-review](http://www.reviewboard.org/docs/releasenotes/dev/rbtools/0.2/)` command line review creation utility to work with git and git-svn on your computer. My assumption …