How I accidentally got access to my phone’s mic while developing a Cordova app, used it with navigator.getUserMedia(), but didn’t realize changes I’d made to the app meant it couldn’t use navigator.getUserMedia() on any other phones. Continue reading Making navigator.getUserMedia work on Android Cordova… by accident.
My attempt to provide some realistic thoughts on gun ownership for people thinking about arming themselves in these increasingly troubling times. Continue reading Should You Buy A Gun?
Despite plans to drop having a land line, having a household phone has certain conveniences… like being able to call the kids when they’re at home without us and for calling 911 without having to hunt down a cell phone. Continue reading Petey’s Pigs n’ Poi
We recently moved and our closest hardware juggernaut went from Home Depot to Lowe’s. While shopping at Lowe’s for a garden hose a month back, I’d seen some patio furniture I liked, photographed it, showed it to my wife, and Continue reading Lowe’s: A Case Study in Bad Customer Service
As the maintainer of the Seattle CoderDojo web site, I get the contact emails. Twice in the past 9 months, we’ve received emails with the exact subject line “coding resources (thanks!).” Each purported to be from a different woman who Continue reading Certstaffix – Greyhat SEO Scam?
I’m going to be speaking at So Cal Linux Expo (SCaLE) 15 and I thought it might be disingenuous to be presenting from a Windows laptop. So I took a personal laptop that’s become a secondary device and put the Continue reading NixNote: Syncing Notes Via Dropbox
A video version of “The Recursed Army” from Programmer Bedtime Stories. Read by Greg Bulmash. Continue reading New Video: Programmer Bedtime Stories – The Recursed Army
The final art is now installed on “A Dame, Two Spells, and a Scope.” In the last illustration of the story, I thought it would be fun to put in a little Easter egg. One of the crates has this Continue reading The Significance of 9906753
King Floyd navigates a sticky succession situation in a neighboring kingdom with the help of his sorceress and the Observer Pattern. Continue reading Programmer Bedtime Stories: King Floyd and the Seventeen Princes
A wily merchant uses a recursive algorithm and over-optimization to trick a king out of his kingdom. Continue reading Programmer Bedtime Stories: The Recursed Army