Peter Harkins

14 Years to Unicode


almost 10 years ago by Peter Harkins on Push cx.
Last August I was chatting with some friends (every coder has an IRC channel with around six nerds they shoot the breeze with, right?) and said: In...

256-Color XTerms in Ubuntu


almost 10 years ago by Peter Harkins on Push cx.
It’s not commonly used, but most Linux terminals can support 256 colors. It’s also a bit of a pain in the ass to set up if it doesn’t Just Work out...

Don’t Play Hurt


almost 10 years ago by Peter Harkins on Push cx.
I love the c2 wiki. At least once a year I’ll dive in for a day or two and read a swath through its accumulated wisdom. As I learn and experience colors...

Username Showdown


almost 10 years ago by Peter Harkins on Push cx.
I was reminded in conversation this morning that I’ve been meaning for months to pick a username that’s unique and ties to my legal name. One of the...

RailsRumbling


almost 10 years ago by Peter Harkins on Push cx.
I’m participating in RailsRumble this weekend, from 8 PM Friday to 8 PM Sunday. The goal is to build a web application in Ruby on Rails in 48 hours, and...

RailsRumble Postmortem


almost 10 years ago by Peter Harkins on Push cx.
I failed to launch my Rails Rumble project ConfReader. Why? Poor scheduling Couldn’t stay up because work is demanding in the election season, so...

Now Do You Know It Works?


almost 10 years ago by Peter Harkins on Push cx.
You’re writing code to store a file on Amazon S3. It’s a popular, powerful, widely-used and highly-reliable service, and you know the Amazon S3 API...

Deploying Crontab With Your Rails App


almost 10 years ago by Peter Harkins on Push cx.
This is a short one. If cron is an old friend, don’t futz around with weird Ruby. You know the pitfalls of cron (environment variables, long jobs without...

Greasemonkey Scripts: Gamasutra and Arlington Library


over 9 years ago by Peter Harkins on Push cx.
I signed up to userscripts to share a few of the GreaseMonkey scripts I’ve written. If you’re not familiar, GreaseMonkey is a way of reprogramming websites...

VC Firms Getting Dickensian


over 9 years ago by Peter Harkins on Push cx.
The VC firm First Round Capital released a video Holiday Card with a clip of dancing from each company they’ve invested in. No, really: Some people...