How cool is this? It's kind of a dumb joke, but the fact that it's possible to have the... (Read More)
by Cory on March 9, 2020
I made some updates to the app:
So I made some modifications to the app. I fixed a few bugs and added buttons to show examples directly on the page, as someone on hacker news suggested. Oh and, by the way, d...
by Cory on February 29, 2020
"I need to put this website on the internet", you plaintively mutter. You browse different cloud services and they assure you that it is quite simple (in 43 easy steps). You get inundated by cryptically named services like Amazon EC2! App Engine! ...
by Cory on February 23, 2020
Take 2 on the pizza stone.
I fucked up a little bit transferring the pizza from the peel to the oven. Since I'm making the dough balls better, I'm stretching the pizza out to the full size but that makes shaking it off the peel harder. And also...
by Cory on February 22, 2020
I made more dough and it's looking better than last time. Or at least it didn't take as long. I was able to make the whole thing in about an hour and I used the scale with a large piece of wax paper on top to make sure the dough balls are about th...
by Cory on February 19, 2020
I finished the last doughball from the first batch this weekend and I used the pizza stone this time.
I used way too much flour to cover the peel and stuff. I was too scared it was going to stick. I might switch to cornmeal so you don't see the...
by Cory on February 9, 2020
I've swapped out the Angular Material theme for a 3rd party theme called Clarity Design. As usual, everything was really complicated and the documentation requires you to make several logical deductions to figure out how to do stuff.
I made a cu...
by Cory on February 9, 2020
The pizza stone came in! And the pizza peel too. Here's the stone in the oven. It's 15" x 17":
For those following along at home, I looked up reviews on Google and Amazon, and found a company in Illinois that makes highly regarded stones called...
by Cory on February 4, 2020
Jesus christ, I fuckin hate this. If you ever meet stranger 1 and stranger 2 in real life, do me a favor and bash their fuckin heads in with a rock. Society must have failed horrendously to produce two of these morons.
I found this on a table at work that said "FREE". I think the concept of the book is nice. There's definitely something to being a "rebel", in that some people are content with being office drones and others want to blaze their own path. And going down one option vs the other doesn't happen by accident. All leaders consciously work towards it over lifetimes. I don't think the book had any particularly actionable tips, but the stories and anecdotes were very inspiring.
Added on January 27, 2020 8:52 AM
'"Masamune-kun''s Revenge Vol. 1"'
I feel weird putting a manga down, but for one reason or another, it's one of the few mangas that I decided to buy. I really like the characters and dynamics that happen in this manga. The plot twists and drama is well developed and deals with interesting themes, although it does get kind of fucky at the end, where it seems like there was some editor interference or something. Oh well, I still really liked it. It's so bittersweet. ;_;
Added on December 19, 2019 9:26 AM
This book is simply a pile of shit; a real turd. It makes it even more obvious after reading The Lean Startup. While that book uses data, examples from experience, and case studies to capture starting a company in the framework of the scientific method, this book is a mish mash of click bait-y tripe. The front and back jackets are covered in sensational words and phrases, which already turned me off. Then I opened the book and it's like the discourse just doesn't move past the introductory paragraph. I realized about a third into it that the entire thing is going to be marketing blog posts in book form. Seriously, each chapter is like 1-2 pages long and follows this formula: "Don't do [this thing that everybody does]. Do the exact opposite. That's what we do. Because why not???" There's no real analysis going on. I'm sure 37signals is a great place to work and are super productive but it's clear they have no clue how their success works. I'm giving anything they make a wide berth. PS: Ruby on rails fucking sucks
Added on December 15, 2019 10:19 AM
The Lean Startup
I was freaking out in one of the break rooms at work when I saw this on the bookshelf. It's an amazing book. Sometimes you come across a book so amazing it's usually the definitive intro for beginners to get into a new subject. For instance, wanna learn stocks? Read 4 pillars of investing by Bernstein. Wanna learn how to built things and start a company? Read this book. Ries breaks things down into a science and makes extremely useful observations out of complex scenarios. It's intuitive and revolutionary. I hope to need this advice someday.
Added on December 9, 2019 10:35 AM★
Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen
This is a surprisingly engrossing story about a race between Tarahumara and American ultramarathoners that frames a discussion of how running informs human evolution, culture, health, and lifestyles. It's a pleasant surprise.
Added on November 2, 2019 3:06 AM★