Trip Report: Oil Creek State Park, PA

Trip Report Day 1 We got to the Wolfkiel shelter trailhead at around 8:30PM after stopping at Subway to grab some dinner. It's a short walk to the shelters, but it was honestly a really hard night hike. There was a really thick fog that made it hard to…

How to Install Backslide on Windows

I'm working on writing a talk for an upcoming conference and I decided to look into using remarkjs to see if I like it. There's a CLI tool for using remark called backslide that adds some convenience, so I decided I'd give that a go. When I tried to install…

OE Wishlist: Language Tools

Most languages that I've worked with (Python, JS, Java, C#) have a fairly robust set of command line tools for basic developer tasks. In all of these, I can build/compile from the command line. Being CLI-based, all of these things are scriptable as part of an automated build and…

My OpenEdge Wishlist Series

I just got back from the Progress NEXT convention (held in Boston this year) and while I learned a lot about the cool stuff coming from Progress Companies in the javascript space, I didn't hear a lot about anything new for OpenEdge developers. This is particularly disappointing since OpenEdge has…

Trip Report: Knobstone Trail

This past weekend, I joined a group of redditors to do the Knobstone Trail in southern Indiana. We met up Friday morning with the plan to do 3 days of 15 miles each. We set out at about noon with 7 people and 1 dog. I ended up not being…

Starting to Learn PowerShell

For a variety of reasons, I've started dipping my toe in the PowerShell pool to start writing development tooling at my workplace. From what I've seen so far, I'm impressed. There's a lot of flexibility in how you write scripts and modules and, like Python, it can do anything from…

Stardew Community Checklist

A while back, I had heard rumblings in the gaming community about a new game called Stardew Valley. I was told it was like Harvest Moon, but with much more in-depth systems. I bought it and immediately fell in love. I recommended it to all my friends and put in…