Productivity – A Data Based Introspection

The other day, I happened to remember that I track the seconds spent typing into my code editor, and have been since the beginning of 2016. It's nothing spectacularly special, but I wonder what I would see if I pulled the data? I put the data in excel and used a 14 day rolling average: [...]

Retelling: The Awesome Curve

Years ago, I read a blog post about "The Awesome Curve" ... It appears to have been lost in the sands of time that is the internet. So, let me tell you about it. I'll also diverge from the original and give my own 2ยข. Products are a fickle beast. Your users will leave you [...]

Nothing But Fiction

I just wanted a fucking cup of coffee. My brother and I were sitting in our stolen car while the snow pounded the windshield on this quiet night in upstate New York. Who knew passport forgery could take this long? I looked at my watch, it read 2:15 AM. Shit. I looked at my brother [...]

The Second Coolest Thing: A New API for you (v1)

This weekend, I had some free time to work on something I've thought about for a while... an API to build and push a configurable WordPress Docker Image. Right this moment, there are a couple new API endpoints alive on this blog: https://www.withinboredom.info/wp-json/docker/v1/file https://www.withinboredom.info/wp-json/docker/v1/build /file will give you a Dockerfile, while /build will build and push you [...]

How to D.I.S.A.R.M.

I've been writing software a loooong time. I've seen a lot of ways to do things. Scrum, Agile, XP, Waterfall, etc. This is my own dumb way of doing things. It's one that makes more sense. I call it D.I.S.A.R.M. after all, in real life, your business is trying to disarm the competition. This is [...]

Welcome Back, WordPress

My Hugo + WordPress hybrid was starting to become difficult to maintain. I'd wanted to get a "vanilla" WordPress install up and running in Docker since I started this adventure several years ago. I had to wait for Docker technology to get a little bit more mature... I still have some serious issues, however slightly [...]

Event Sourcing

If you've worked with me in the past, you know I'm obsessed with Event Sourcing as a software pattern. For those of you who don't know about Event Sourcing, here's my take on it (which is slightly different from the rest of the world...): The source of truth are the events, nothing else. State is [...]