What do you get when you cross Node.js with a Parrot AR.Drone 2.0? Hours and hours of geeky, geeky fun! I love Node, and I’m a guy so obviously I love gadgets, so this was a match made in heaven. NodeCopter is a day where small teams program flying robots to do their evil bidding. Mwuhahahaha!
It’s been a while since I started looking at using a Distributed Version Control system. In my previous post I talked about the pros and cons of Subversion, now it’s time I talked about why I went for Mercurial.
I’ve been using LastPass for a couple of months now, and it’s actually brilliant. Basically it stores all of my passwords securely online and by means of a browser plugin can automatically fill in all my online forms without storing the info in the browser. This is great at work where I don’t want to store my passwords in Firefox for all to access! I can also access the passwords via their site, or an iPhone app. What it also means is that I can replace the one password that I pretty much used everywhere (Yes, I know!) with unique 20 digit, alpha, numeric and special character passwords. Much more secure!
We’re currently recruiting at work for a new developer, which means I have the pleasure of sifting through all of the emails coming in from Monster. There are so many people out there that just don’t have a clue when it comes to what applying for a job in our industry involves.
Yes, that is the sound I just made. I’ve just bought myself a shiny new toy! My old laptop is four years old, so it was high time I replaced it and Lion just came out so that was just the excuse I needed! :D
I can’t deny it, I’m in love with Campaign Monitor’s support team. They’re amazing! Not only do I get a reply in about 6 hours, but it’s from a real person, who speaks English! As if that wasn’t good enough, they’re genuinely nice people with a sense of humour too.
In my endeavour to keep a record of my portfolio I’ve been scouring the web for images of projects that I’ve worked on. I’ve done cool stuff for big companies so I didn’t think I’d have too much trouble finding screenshots. What I wasn’t prepared for was finding them on other people’s portfolios.
So I’m trying to resurrect my portfolio, mainly so I actually have a record of what it is I’ve been doing all these years. I’ve come across a massive oversight on my part, my failure to document what I’ve done. Yes I can remember the projects that I’ve worked on, but do I have any documentation? No. The best I’ve got is a few screenshots that have been resized or cropped.