Node.js for Web Apps? Not so much.

3 min read
development
nodejs

I’m sure I’ll catch some flak for this from the Node.js community (which does seem to be thriving) but I’m just not seeing Node.js as a viable platform for building web applications. When I say web application, I specifically mean websites. The platform seems great for building small servers and […]

How a kindergarten teacher impacted my life

1 min read
retrospection

If I were writing this at the time, it probably would have been more of a diatribe than an insightful look at how someone shaped my life. The year was 1986 and I had just finished up a short stint in Catholic school for pre-school. Kindergarten was quite a culture […]

Lessons learned about directory based sharding

3 min read
development

“Too many files?” is what I said in disbelief when I was having issues restoring a Linode backup a while back. I was sitting on over 10 million files after I had moved a metric shit ton of data from MySQL to disk and restructured the data structure for the […]

Getting real IP addresses using NodeBalancer and Nginx

1 min read
development
linode
nodebalancer
nginx
nodebalancer

This one’s pretty simple, but it’s not documented by Linode and most of the sites I found on Google were people ranting about a lack of documentation but failing to provide their solution. The situation is this, I’m running sites behind a Linode NodeBalancer and I want the user’s real […]

CSS ALL THE THINGS!

2 min read
development
open-source software
less
css
php

Just realized that I’ve been spending quite a bit of time in the trenches with some CSS: My Projects LESS Grid Grid is a mixin for LESS, the CSS pre-processor (http://lesscss.org) for generating custom grid systems. The goal of the project is to create a grid system that reduces the […]