Peter Harkins

14 Years to Unicode


over 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


~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


~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


~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


~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


~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?


~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


~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


~10 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


almost 10 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...