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Monthly Archives: August 2012

Linkdump for August 29th

by Rob Friesel

You’re Not Listening Rands In Repose: Listening is work, and the difference between listening well and making them feel like you’re selling them a car has to do with intent. Each time I sit down to listen, my goal is the same: continue to build trust with the people I depend upon and who, in […]


by Rob Friesel

She is back. She knows. She won’t say. You cannot ask. You are her. You are her as a child, a little girl. You are atop a large and ornate building–like something that would sit in the center of an old college campus. You inch around the top of it, on the roof. You cling […]

Linkdump for August 24th

by Rob Friesel

AngularJS "Superheroic JavaScript MVW Framework" I'd heard of AngularJS before today but I hadn't actually checked out their site before. While we're on the subject of "minimum viable snippets"… wow: what a landing page. (tagged: AngularJS JavaScript ) Minimum Viable Snippet @fogus: An important point about #3 is that under no circumstances should the Minimum […]

Linkdump for August 22nd

by Rob Friesel

Testing for the Web, Part I: Javascript Unit Testing with Jenkins, JSTD, Phantom.js and Sauce At the NetWallet Eng Blog. They describe how they're doing their automated front-end unit testing using… well, it's all spelled out in the blog post's title. (tagged: Sauce Labs JSTestDriver PhantomJS Jenkins unit testing JavaScript ) Cascading Attribute Sheets Tab […]

Agile for the Introvert

by Rob Friesel

A couple weeks ago, I finished reading Shore and Warden’s The Art of Agile Development as part of a (half-hearted? abandoned?) book club/reading group. Our goal was to get familiar with Agile’s core tenets and terms,1 to become adept at speaking about it, and to allow that knowledge to guide us as Agile practitioners and […]

Linkdump for August 17th

by Rob Friesel

cyoa Amazing look at Choose Your Own Adventure novel data. "CYOA as Finite State Machines." Fascinating. (tagged: books cyoa visualization ) JavaScript module loaders: necessary evil? Ruben Verborgh presents some arguments re: why you might want to take a pass on AMD. It's worth going through the comment thread as well to see the discussion […]

Linkdump for August 14th

by Rob Friesel

Conrad Shawcross Via Joe Stump's Tumblr. Conrad Shawcross is making some interesting sculpture. (tagged: artist art ) The Darkside of the JavaScript Filed under "edge cases, but interesting edge cases". (tagged: JavaScript ) Notes from the Mystery Machine Bus Steve Yegge: It's possible to write in a liberal language with a conservative accent, but it's […]

Linkdump for August 8th

by Rob Friesel

Getting Bitwise with JavaScript At the Bocoup blog. Rebecca's posts are almost always fantastic, and this one is particularly fantastic in its raw giddy nerdery. (Who doesn't want to gush over bitwise operators?) (tagged: Johnny Five Arduino JavaScript bitwise operators Rebecca Murphey ) Leak Finder By Marja Hölttä and Jochen Eisinger (Chrome team, Munich), writing […]


by Rob Friesel

Inspired by @fat’s @angustweets’1 “If Hemingway wrote JavaScript”: if Mark Z. Danielewski (author of House of Leaves) wrote JavaScript: // The narrator leaks globals but we cannot know if he intends this; we are // forced to trust him. There is no going back. stairs = this[‘stairs’] || {}; stairs[‘0’] = null, stairs[‘1’] = [ […]