How The Hacker Who Saved The Internet Redeemed Himself

Photograph of a chip constructed by D-Wave Systems Inc. Mounted and wire-bonded in a sample holder. The D-Wave processor is designed to use 128 superconducting logic elements that exhibit controllable and tunable coupling to perform operations. Licensed CC BY 3.0 DWave

I read a fascinating story in Wired about Marcus Hutchins, a hacker who used lessons from years of writing malware to save the Internet from WannaCry, only to come to terms with his past misdeeds at the height of his success.

How Wes Bos built his new site

I’ve followed Wes Bos for a couple years now. I bought several of his courses, and look forward to when I have time to do his Beginner JavaScript — Learn JavaScript from Scratch course. He recently rebuilt his personal site using Gatsby.JS, and published both a post and a video explaining how he did it:…… Continue reading How Wes Bos built his new site

Couples who code together

My talented wife has been learning to code. Specifically, she’s been learning front-end web development, starting with HTML and CSS. One of her projects as part of a coding bootcamp she joined is to build a basic site with the HTML and CSS she’s learned. She experimented with a CSS-powered dropdown menu on her project…… Continue reading Couples who code together

The missing piece in my Python scripts

The city's new center boulevard is coming along nicely. It was recently left open for pedestrians, so I took my camera for a morning walk/

My quest to automate parts of my workflows usually involves writing Python scripts to streamline some of my tasks as a Happiness Engineer. One output has confused me for far longer than it should have, and I was shown the light today (in the form of a pretty simple solution). My dilemma Many of my…… Continue reading The missing piece in my Python scripts

Two more Firefox Dev Tools tips for inactive CSS and tracking changes you make

If you spend a fair amount of your time in your browser’s page inspector examining and tweaking CSS, then you’ll probably find these two sets of features in the Firefox Page Inspector to be really helpful. Track changes you make Firefox Developer Tools offers a great way to track CSS changes we make while testing…… Continue reading Two more Firefox Dev Tools tips for inactive CSS and tracking changes you make

The Chrome browser inspector has a very cool feature

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I primarily use Firefox Developer Edition as my day to day browser. I use the excellent Firefox page inspector several times a day to troubleshoot issues for our customers, and write CSS for a variety of tweaks on sites that I use. As much as I enjoy using the Firefox browser inspector, I noticed a…… Continue reading The Chrome browser inspector has a very cool feature

Owning your tweets

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I really like how Zach Leatherman has taken control over his tweets, and is sharing them on his site with some great analytics. He provides some insights into how he’s taking his tweets, and republishing them on his site in his post “I’m Taking Ownership of My Tweets” – I fully expect my personal website…… Continue reading Owning your tweets