Push cx

A tea-drinking web geek's coffee-flavored blog

Social Media for Programmers


over 5 years ago by Peter Harkins on Push cx.
A friend of mine has been accepted to DevBootcamp and I’m pleased to see the coursework is beginning even before classes. He’s not so pleased...

Backpack Criteria


over 5 years ago by Peter Harkins on Push cx.
I spent all of 2011 traveling through interesting cities in the U.S. and Canada with a small backpack. I put a lot of thought into what I needed, so I wanted...

Backpack Criteria


over 5 years ago by Peter Harkins on Push cx.
I spent all of 2011 traveling through interesting cities in the U.S. and Canada with a small backpack. I put a lot of thought into what I needed, so I wanted...

Why I Rarely Use HABTM


over 5 years ago by Peter Harkins on Push cx.
I was chatting with Kori Roys about database design and I mentioned offhandedly that I almost never use has_and_belongs_to_many in Rails. Kori’s ears...

Why I Rarely Use HABTM


over 5 years ago by Peter Harkins on Push cx.
I was chatting with Kori Roys about database design and I mentioned offhandedly that I almost never use has_and_belongs_to_many in Rails. Kori’s ears...

Solving vs. Fixing vs. Introspecting


over 5 years ago by Peter Harkins on Push cx.
I liked this blog post Solving vs. Fixing (via). In my first job out of college I did support and maintenance on a medium-sized (250kloc) system that had...

FTL: Simulationism Lost


almost 6 years ago by Peter Harkins on Push cx.
All weekend I’ve been captaining a series of (mostly doomed) Trek-like starships in FTL, a new indie game. The gameplay is mostly derived from time...

Open and Closed Platforms


almost 6 years ago by Peter Harkins on Push cx.
I keep having to explain why I don’t own a smartphone. There’s one big reason, but let me quickly run some other things that matter before I...

Legacy Bitmask Puzzle


~6 years ago by Peter Harkins on Push cx.
My friend David had a puzzle in his legacy app. There’s a bitmask called ErrorCode. The table ErrorCodes lists the meaning of each bit: 1: Invalid...

Not Dead


over 6 years ago by Peter Harkins on Push cx.
i was just confused as to why you walk out of a car wreck and your biggest concern is missing my fake birthday Last Monday the top item on my to-do list...