I have been using Safari as my default browser for the last few months. I really wanted to see what Apple has been up to with their browser and wondered if I could use it effectively for designing and building websites.
The gist is that the browser is pretty dang nice for the most part. I love a bunch of the built-in features like their reader-mode (a must on hard-to-read sites). That said, it’s not the greatest for development or for having a bunch of tabs open.
Continue reading “Safari, I want to love you, but I just can’t”
I live in mild terror of a single question. It usually crops up when I meet someone for the first time. It’s not because the question is a difficult one for most people. In fact, it’s one many people enjoy answering.
What do you do?
Well, shit. I guess it’s time for me to attempt a meaningful answer to this. Here we go.
Continue reading “On being a friggin cyber designer”
As few months ago, I decided to make an effort to see how much of my job I can do using only OSS (Open Source Software). I wanted to share my experience so far and welcome any tips/help you can share with me. This first post is about how I got started with a new computer/OS combo and not really much about design. The second (and third?) will be about using it to design.
Continue reading “Designing with OSS: Getting started”
When working with npm (Node Package Manager), I picked up the horrible habit of throwing a
sudo in front of
npm install or
npm up. Usually, I only did it when I got an error. This is bad. It becomes a headache at some point. Here’s how to unfuck the permissions of the folder:
- Do this:
sudo chown -R $USER ~/.npm
- And this:
sudo chown -R $USER /usr/local/lib/node_modules
- And, if you get an error, maybe do the
sudo chown -R $USER bit on the folder in question.
chown -R $USER simply changes the ownership to the user recursively to all the stuff in the folder.
I’ve been using VVV (Varying Vagrant Vagrants) for a bit over a year now with a few helper scripts for WordPress development primarily, but alas it’s time to end our relationship. The upkeep time isn’t worth it. It’s caused my computer to crash on a few occasions now. I’m not saying it’s bad by any means (it’s pretty dang awesome when it’s working), but it’s a bit more than I need with more moving pieces than I’d like.
Here’s a bit on my process moving from VVV to other stuff.
Continue reading “Adios Vagrant, hello again MAMP (Pro)”
I did a code retreat today for the first time. It was educational, super difficult, and cruel which is comparable to riding my city bike in the middle of an ice storm wearing swim trunks.
Continue reading “Code retreat!?!?”