Josh Sherman


Coding
Life stuff
Fermentation too
Shipping fixes everything.

WorkFlowy: Adventures in Text Parsing

6 min read
development
php

First off, if you’re not familiar with WorkFlowy you may want to watch this video. WorkFlowy is quite simply a list maker and based on my own usage of planning out a program / script I decided to create a script to take an exported list and convert it into […]

Why you don’t make $80k+ and how you can get there

4 min read
development
career

First off, you’re going to be offended by this, partially because it’s true and partially because I’m right. The reason you don’t make $80-100k (or whatever the magic number of deservingness [my word, you can’t have it] is as per Hacker News) is because you don’t deserve it, for one […]

TeuxDeux: Adventures in Screen Scraping

2 min read
development
ruby
productivity

Been a busy week, still dedicated to blogging regularly though. Decided the best way to balance out my busy weeks is to post code that I had on github but decided to pull down as I wasn’t maintaining it, and no one else was following or forking it. If you […]

Quality over cost or how PennySMS sucks and I switched to Twilio

3 min read
development

For nearly the last two years I’ve run a simple SMS reminder service known as ReminderWire. The site was initially built around the idea of using the built in carrier email addresses for cell phones to send the SMS messages. The major drawback to this was that I had to […]

Switching to Linux, you’re doing it wrong

2 min read
linux

As a long time Linux user, I’m constantly trying to get people to experience all the awesome. For the most part, people are reluctant, but I’m finding that I run into one or more of the following It seems pretty clunky So you’ve finally installed Linux, most likely Ubuntu as […]