Category: Programming

It’s That Time Again

Time for me to announce I’m starting a new job! My time at Scripted was wonderful. I learned some really good life lessons and understand myself more as an engineer and a person. I’ve discovered I’m really interested in bridging that engineer to the world communication that is so necessary for both internal employees and […]

Accessing accessibility: Some SEO-friendly tips

This post was originally written for my work engineering blog. Check us out and see some interesting articles from my coworkers at goats.scripted.com. According to the 2012 U.S. Census, almost 60 million Americans (nearly 20 percent of the U.S. population) have some form of disability. While not all of these disabilities may affect the way […]

Flexbox: Tables of the Future?

This post was originally written for my work engineering blog. Check us out and see some interesting articles from my coworkers at goats.scripted.com. The greatest CSS gif of all time What is flexbox? Most websites design around grid systems. A long, long time ago, in Internet years, this was done using frames and actual table […]

Work From Home Friday: Emacs Maybe?

So most of my nerdy friends have already lost their shit over emacs. I’ve avoided it with my tiny little Sublime bubble of comfort, but then more of them switched and suddenly I felt left out of the big kid pool. SO, I’m going to remedy this. So far, I’m just using the EXTREMELY AMAZING […]

If Your Only Tool Is a Hammer Then Every Problem Looks Like a Nail

Light on content again today. I’m having a bit of writers block I think. The life is boring but nice, so I don’t have as many existential crises to share with you. As a bit of a carry on to my dialogue last week, I’ve been thinking about the right tool for the job. I […]

Work From Home Friday: Don’t be Afraid of Rebasing

Little late today, I was busy working/running around/watching paint dry, so I’ll keep this brief. I’ve mentioned before that git can be like a game save, it protects your butt if things go wrong and you need to get back to a certain safer place. But I also like to use git commits as a […]

Engineering Block? – Having Time to Work on Your Own Projects Is a Privilege

Confession: I haven’t touched code outside of work in weeks. I’ve spent most of my free time recharging. Snuggling cats, hanging out with friends, being a slug on the couch and binge watching tv. All of these things lately have been much more exciting to me than poking at code that isn’t work related. I’m […]

Work From Home Friday: Playing Around With Node

Time to add another weekly to the mix. At my office I generally work from home on Fridays because it was a tradition before me and who am I to break a tradition? At my last job it was Thursdays, but it’s awesome that most eng jobs understand and allow for the space to get […]

An Unpopular Opinion: Am I a Good Feminist?

Last week I helped out at anĀ #ILookLikeAnEngineer event. There have been lots of write ups about the event, but I think my favorite, and not coincidentally the most critical I’ve read, was from Re/code. The last paragraph in particular sums up my mixed feelings about the event. #ILookLikeAnEngineer was a nice gathering for people with […]

Cat Herding 101: The Things That Really Go Wrong For Beginning Programmers

We had a super awesome intern working with us over the summer (I often referred to her as “my” intern, which wasn’t 100% true, but as the one on the team who had done a lot of mentoring before, I felt very mamma bear about the situation). She did some cool things and had done […]