• Study Notes KUOW BTFYSW Episode 10 The dangers of bringing cupcakes to work

    Welcome to my study notes series. Here you’ll find the notes I’ve taken as I’ve gone through various podcasts and books. Episode 10: The dangers of bringing cupcakes to work https://kuow.org/stories/the-dangers-of-bringing-cupcakes-to-work “Office housework is the undervalued, cleanup work that isn’t officially part of the job. According to scholars who study...

  • Study Notes SE-Radio Episode 306 Ron Lichty on Managing Programmers

    Ron Lichty talks with SE-Radio’s Nate Black about managing programmers. SE-Radio Episode 306: Ron Lichty on Managing Programmers http://www.se-radio.net/2017/10/se-radio-episode-306-ron-lichty-on-managing-programmers/ Notes Programming and managing are different skill sets. The very thing that makes you successful at one level gets in your way at the next. Managing developers is really a people...

  • Blogging via Jekyll

    I’ve been having a lot of fun lately getting my websites off of WordPress. I’m now utilizing Jekyll to statically generate the website. I’m running my own git server that I commit changes to for my site. When I’m ready to push updates to my server, I run a bash...

  • Unable to add date and sign W9 IRS tax form using Adobe Reader

    Unable to add a signature date on your downloaded IRS W-9  form? Here are 3 possible solutions for you. 1) Print To PDF before signing Fill out the PDF form as you normally would with all the details needed except for your signature and signed date. Print the filled out...

  • Idea For Improving 3D Printing Slicer Config Sharing

    Being new to 3D printing I’m constantly fiddling with my slicing settings. From one print to the next and from one filament to another, I’m constantly trying new settings. I think it would be nice to have a simple way to share and save the configurations used for each print that...

  • Filter lines by matching string or regex in Sublime

    Nice little Sublime plugin by davidpeckham that allows you to find all lines matching a string or a regular expression in Sublime. After installing, on Mac, you’ll search to include lines with Regex ⌘+K then ⌘+R. That will bring up the search box. To include lines with a string use ⌘+K...

  • Remove Duplicates From List – Quick and Easy

    I needed a quick way to take my several thousand plus list of numbers and remove all duplicates. Just a one off task where I didn’t care about the original order of the list, only that there should be no duplicates. Enter python! Here’s how I did it. Open Terminal...

  • How much time does being a seminary teacher take?

    I was curious about how much time it would take to be a seminary teacher when I was asked to be a seminary teacher on June 17, 2014. Since I was running my own business at the time and tracking all of my work hours by project, I added seminary...

  • Amazon package not delivered how to

    For those times when you find yourself yelling “My package never arrived!”… When your Amazon shipment has been marked as delivered but you haven’t received it yet, bet sure to follow the steps outlined at https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/help/id=201117310 After following those steps, if you still don’t have the package in your hands,...

  • Pass parameter to Ajax call to use after response returns

    Let’s say I have some data I want to pass along with an ajax call to use when the response comes in. You can pass round trip parameters in your jQuery ajax call by adding them to the options object like this `</p> $.ajax({ url: 'www.example.com/some-api/', dataType: "json", roundTripVariable: 'Weeeeee!',...

  • Jira Filter – See my watched issues not assigned to me

    To see issues in Jira that I am watching but are not assigned to me I created a new filter issue in watchedIssues() AND assignee not in (currentUser()) Go to the filters view, select advanced, paste in the jql provided. If you want to get fancy you could add another...

  • Running the Java Keytool on Mac

    Locate your java home directory by executing in Termal /usr/libexec/java_home This will return the full path to your java home directory on your Mac. Change into that directory and then you will be able to run the java keytool from there. Here is a log of what I ran in...

  • Fuel Efficiency For 2012 Prius HEV

    Second tank on the car! Here are some of the numbers and calculations to go with the second tanks worth of driving. This time I filled up sooner than I did last time. It looks like I did a bit better this time with driving conservatively. You can check out...

  • Debugging Video Audio playback in Google Chrome

    When you have video or audio that is not playing back correctly, it can be helpful to check out chrome://media-internals/ which is documented at https://www.chromium.org/audio-video/media-internals This can give you some information on the playback including errors that may have occurred.

  • Checking Keyframe misalignment between video renditions

    Keyframe misalignment can cause stuttering when switching between renditions. To check for this you can use a tool like aegisub. Load each video Export keyframe text file Compare the files for differences. If the keyframes are aligned, the keyframe text files should all be identical.

  • Connecting ESPDUINO (ESP-13) to Arduino IDE

    https://github.com/esp8266/Arduino was the most helpful place to start. You need to open the Arduino IDE Open ‘Preferences’ menu under ‘File’ Add the url http://arduino.esp8266.com/stable/package_esp8266com_index.json to the ‘Additional Boards Manager URLs’ input box click ‘OK’ open menus ‘Tools’ -> ‘Board’ -> ‘Boards Manager’ find the esp8266 by searching in search filter input...

  • SRT and WebVTT Subtitle Timecode Format

    The timecode format in SRT subtitle is: HH:MM:SS,MIL (hours, minutes, seconds, milliseconds) Timecode format in WebVTT is similar but uses a full stop instead of a comma: HH:MM:SS.MIL (hours, minutes, seconds, milliseconds)

  • 2012 Toyota Prius Plugin – First Tank

    I’ve had the car long enough now to fill up the tank once. Here are some of the numbers and calculations to go with the first tanks worth of driving. Driving: 895 miles (366 gas + 517 electric) Gallons of gas: 7.805 Kilowatt hours of electricity: 107 Tank miles per...

  • Debugging Client Scripts

    Sometimes you don’t have access to scripts you are trying to debug. Using the chrome extension flip the script makes it really easy to serve up local versions of files in place of the remote requests.

  • Useful Web Tech – January

    Overpass web font: An open source webfont family inspired by Highway Gothic.   Responsive Image Breakpoints Generator: Easily generate the optimal responsive image dimensions. A break down of why and how at https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2016/01/responsive-image-breakpoints-generation/

  • Essential WordPress Plugins 2016

    Just a short list of my essential WordPress plugins for 2016. Far Future Expiry Header #speed #caching WP Super Cache #speed #caching Cache your site responses to speed up your site. Most WordPress sites should be aggressively caching their responses. This plugin can be a bit more difficult to setup with the large...

  • Tools For Entry Level Social Images

    Not every business has the money to have a designer create well designed images for each social post and blog post. Thankfully, there are some really nice tools available on the cheep for individuals and companies looking to edge up their game when posting online. Here are a few to...

  • Flash-less Copy Text to Clipboard JS Library

    If your audience supports mostly modern browsers, then clipboard.js is for you. No need to load flash and no required dependencies! Really good feature sets to use for your website or next web app. Go ahead! Try it!   clipboard.js

  • Bug in Chrome Breaks WordPress Admin Menu

    Some of our clients experienced an issue with an update in Google Chrome 45 introducing a bug that breaks the WordPress admin menu. To Fix: Visit chrome://flags/#disable-slimming-paint in Google Chrome Click the enable link under “Disable slimming paint”   Click the Relaunch Now button at the bottom of the screen. Details...

  • Optimizing Site with WooCommerce

    If you are optimizing a site with WooCommerce, you might find that WooCommerce adds a lot of scripts and styles to every single page of your site. Most likely, this is unnecessary and can be optimized to improve page load times and page weights. For a full explanation and background...

  • Do Not Use Protocol Relative URL in Email Campaigns

    The Protocol relative URL is awesome! If you do use these types of links, be sure to NOT use them in your email campaigns. Depending on the email client that is being used, the link will be broken. Protocol relative links received in Mac Mail app will turn //www.yourwebsite.com/promotion-link/ into x-webdoc://www.yourwebsite.com/promotion-link/ If...

  • Your Webinar Is A Waste (Or Is It?) – Podcast

    We discuss our experiences with webinars and why we love them or hate them. Should you do a webinar? Is it effective? What alternatives are there? What should you do if you find yourself thinking you should do a webinar? Enjoy episode 3 of the 42rev podcast by watching the...

  • Tech Recap Volume 1 – May 27, 2015

    The important libraries, opinions, tools, security updates, and demos in tech this week. [Library] React – FaceBook’s JavaScript library for building UI      [Opinion] How I learned to stop worrying and love React      [Tools] Atom text editor – Hackable browser based editor built by GitHub      [Tools]...

  • Measure All The Things – Podcast

    We shipped again! In our 2nd podcast, we talk about the importance of measuring everything you can, drilling into the data, and comparing your measurements to your goals and business KPIs. Enjoy! Tools we mentioned https://www.google.com/analytics/ http://www.google.com/analytics/premium/ http://www.adobe.com/marketing-cloud/web-analytics/marketing-analytics-capabilities.html http://www.webtrends.com/ http://www-01.ibm.com/software/marketing-solutions/coremetrics/ https://www.domo.com/ https://www.surveymonkey.com/ http://www.qualtrics.com/ Get the 42rev podcast on iTunes

  • Work Isn’t Hard To Find

    Work isn’t hard to find if you look at the needs people have and how you might serve them. – Dave Ramsey We agree Dave Ramsey! That is part of the reason why we started 42rev. We see the needs of many businesses and how our skills, expertise, and experience uniquely...