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  • do while false pattern
    March 12, 2018

    While working on an NDIS Driver for custom hardware, I saw a code pattern that intrigued me. The driver was using a do while false pattern with validated inputs and common error handling. A simplified version is below for reference.

  • Working with Erlang records in Elixir
    December 21, 2015

    Elixir is a great way to hop on the power of the Erlang runtime with a more friendly syntax. Working with Erlang records can be a bit un-intuitive though, here’s how we are dealing with it.

  • Notifying AppSignal of Mina Deployments
    March 25, 2015

    We decided to give AppSignal a trial run to possibly replace New Relic as our monitoring solution.

  • Setting up PositiveSSL w/nginx
    March 3, 2015

    So you have a working site running behind nginx, and you want to secure traffic to it.

  • Notifying Rollbar of Mina Deployments
    September 24, 2014

    After switching to Mina (from Capistrano) for our Rails application deployments, there was one tiny thing missing.

  • Using boost::asio::io_service in another thread
    June 18, 2013

    Not an earth-shattering revelation, but a handy way to toss an io_service into a thread to allow async IO.

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