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JS1k 2016: eleMental

2016-02-03 22:04:17

The next JS1k competition has begun! It'll be the sixth edition, not counting that xmas spaz. I'm a little amazed to have held it up so long. And I don't really see it dying any time soon. In case you don't know, JS1k is a JavaScript minification ...


CoffeeScript trap

2016-02-01 17:23:15

My current contract requires me to write CoffeeScript. It's a struggle but you get used to it. One of the things CS does drastically different from JS is parenthesis; calls don't need them unless there are no arguments. This leads to the following co...


JavaScript for all the things?

2016-01-14 12:56:45

A client of mine asked me to write blog posts for them. This is the first one. You can find it on https://linden-it.com/javascript-for-all-the-things/ their website, linden-it.com ....


Played.Today

2015-10-05 09:20:27

Welcome to a game I played today. Ever as a kid I've was enticed watching other kids play video games on their Amiga's and Philips MSX's. I had no choice really; I've not really been in a position to own such pleasure boxes myself. Well don't get me ...


Declarative html templates

2015-09-02 08:45:17

Honest warning; this is a random brainfart. Take it with a grain of salt, assume it won't ever be a real thing. This prevents you from disappointed. Let's talk html templates. Now you may think that this is slow because all the things JS. But you'd b...


A new GSSParser

2015-08-27 17:15:10

I love writing parsers. So when a new client asked me to write a CSS and GSS parser in JavaScript I jumped right in. I've had enough experience with CSS to figure that a CSS parser shouldn't take me that much time. GSS on the other hand I had no expe...


Convert double quoted strings

2015-08-25 23:31:01

to single quoted strings in JS source code, generically. For a project I wanted to convert double quoted strings in the JavaScript source code, containing a whole bunch of tests, such that they were all single quoted strings. For consistency and beca...


ffmpeg for streamers

2015-08-20 00:22:01

Recording a screencast is fairly trivial these days. You get any of the recording software packages out there, turn on a mic, maybe even a camera, and you start jabbering about the topic at hand. But then what? If everything is fine just push that vi...


Game of Thrones Book

2015-08-06 01:58:08

(No spoilers!) When I first heard of GoT I was excited. I had seen the intro, heard the mass buzz, and pegged it for a show where "something" battled "something else" and the theme was mad technological gimmicks. Mechanical machines, whether or not s...


Logitech MX Master rocks

2015-04-11 19:26:02

I got a Logitech MX Master last week and it's been a real pleasure from the start. Especially with after my bad experience with the Razer Mamba, the Master is a bliss. I guess it's been a pure coincidence that I'm even at this point. The Master was o...