This past weekend, I had a bit of free time to try something I've always been curious about. What would it take to port the WP_Hook class from WordPress/PHP to C#? So, I did it. It took a few hours, at most. I even went so far as to port the unit tests. It looks [...]

Time Capsule (2005)

Sometimes life throws us a life-changing experience. It "wakes us up" from the routine that life can become. I once swore that I would never become complacent in life ... yet, here I am. Complacency is comfortable, it's easy, it's smart. It's coasting because you can, to make it to the next day. It's skipping [...]

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 [...]