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

programming

2014
January
Moving to Ember App Kit

I’ve noticed a bit of the buzz around Ember App Kit recently and decided to move Hendrix, my music management app, over from a Yeoman-generated Ember app to EAK with all its bells and whistles.

2012
Ohm gotchas

Here’s a list of things that have been annoying, or at least a bit frustrating using Ohm, the Redis ORM, in a Rails app. Beware to those who assume Ohm is ActiveRecord in new clothes. It is, but it’s not:

2011
October
mmtss, a collaborative loop station

mmtss is a loop station built for live 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?

February
Arduino and python-firmata

I just spent five hours trying to figure out why  none of the Firmata libraries for Python were working over my serial connection. I was wondering why the previous program remained on the board and none of the signals sent were hot.

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

Here’s how to set up the excellent VMware-developed open-source Review Board 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.