I previously mentioned my best experience with QMK was via ErgoDox EZ's online tool, Oryx. Oryx may be the best online tool, but it is no longer my favorite.
For better or worse, Twitter has become the de facto information exchange hub for some of my favorite communities (developers and bootstrappers). While I long for the day when blogs and personal sites make their triumphant return, I am taking a more pragmatic approach to how I interact with Twitter.
I mentioned previously that I am huge fan of the QMK Firmware.
With Gatsby, I like the idea of using a React router to make transitioning from page to page as seamless (fast) as possible. However, I could not convince myself overhead, and the complexity of Gatsby was not worth the effort. In the end, I decided to use Eleventy.
There are quite a few I was completely unaware of. Ruby still surprises me every day.
The best $7.50 I spent all year was on BetterTouchTool.
I had always assumed it was just for the touch bar/pad, but you can do so much more with.
I highly recommend it (much more user-friendly than Karabiner).
A quick way to see if a domain is available at multiple locations and some performance data as well.
I especially like the time to first-byte metric.
I have tested and compared Gateron Red & Brown vs Cherry Mx Red & Brown on multiple boards and my switch tester. In every case, the Cherry's were far superior in feel.
I spent a couple of weeks using the ErgoDox EZ but decided it was not for me.
I have no clue what it takes to implement QMK on a keyboard. However, after using it on two different keyboards, I find it hard to fathom buying a keyboard that does not have any support for it.
I recently rebuilt my site Eleventy.
I have been working on migrating my blog over to Eleventy (hence the lack of posts recently).
A CLI tool to run multiple npm-scripts in parallel or sequential.
Heard about this on Syntax.fm today: Fish shell-like syntax highlighting for Zsh. It is a great way to see errors before you hit enter.
This is a massive list of open source apps for OS X (heavy dev focus).
I switched my main programming font last week from Fira Code 2 to Dank Mono.
For all the early rumblings and concerns, I have found this update to be quite nice.
“Don't let a win get to your head or a loss to your heart”
I am thinking of using Fauna for my next small side project and began experimenting with it last night. I wanted to return two fields from a document, but I could not get the syntax correct.
Big hat tip to @subdigital for pointing out the iOS Shortcuts app will let you make an HTTP Post. More simple blogging to follow.
This is kind of like MDX in Gatsby/React. Really useful for managing content in your rails apps.
This is a really easy way to consistently implement and set meta tags in your rails apps (title, meta, noindex, open graph, etc).