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…

Google Home Ads

Reddit Post Users on reddit are reporting that their Google Home played them an ad for Disney's Beauty and the Beast. This morning while I was getting ready for work, I did my usual "Okay Google, good morning". After information about the time and weather, my google home…

On Logan (2017)

I watched Logan this weekend. The movie was really good. It's probably the best superhero movie of this era. Patrick Stewart is, of course, spectacular, but Hugh Jackman gave the best performance I have ever seen from him. Part of the reason that it is so good is that the…

Bullet Journal *is* a Really Good Planner

Lifehacker: The Bullet Journal, Minus the Hype, Is Actually a Really Good Planner I've been using a Bullet Journal-inspired method for years. I've been keeping a Moleskine notebook with me on my desk and in my bag since I first heard about the method 4+ years ago . I quickly found…

Publishing Platform Update

I've recently changed things over to use Ghost. Octopress is great, don't get me wrong, but setting up the environment really wore on me and I started longing for a platform that would let me write and publish from anywhere. There are definitely advantages to having a static blog, but…

CardBot, A History

Several years ago, one of my friends told me that he had made an IRC channel for the Magic: The Gathering subreddit. He said that when they were talking about cards, it was often hard for people in the channel because they didn't have the text of those cards in…

Installing PHP on Windows Server

I do a bit of web development at my job. One of the applications that I wrote is a PHP application that generally needs to be installed locally at client sites on a Windows server. Since a lot of people are moving to Server 2012, I had to start installing…

Automatic Follow Up

In my last post, I talked about Automatic and some of the problems that I had. I got a response back from some of my friends as well as Automatic themselves (via Twitter) wherein I found that some of my feature requests already existed. Data Export and Analysis The first…