What is Vagrant?

While trying to drag a WordPress install into the 21st century for the last week or so, I've been working with Vagrant, among other things, to »

Polyfills and shims for IE8 support

If you've ever done work for a government, financial or B2B organization, you might find yourself needing to support Internet Explorer 8. I know, I know »

Changing CSS to Sass in Bower dependencies

I'm working on an updated version of our company's online styleguide at work, and wanted to modernize it by introducing Bower and Gulp into the build »

Squashing git commits with rebase

The prevailing mantra with git, or any version control system for that matter, is "commit early, commit often." For the last year, I've been doing so »

Bedrock for modern WordPress deployment

I haven't worked with WordPress in quite a while. After working with Rails for the last year, I grew to dislike my WordPress deployment process—it »

Accidental simple state machine with Rails 4

At work I'm always looking for opportunities to work smarter, not harder. To cut out repetitive tasks that keep me from getting meaningful work done. That's »

Roboparts: configuring the Rails framework

Over the weekend I completed version 0.6 of my gem, roboparts. Roboparts is a command line tool that piggybacks on the Rails engine to create »

Link: False Hustle

http://jeffarchibald.ca/false-hustle/ This is a great article that hits home for me. It's easy to justify administrative tasks as Getting Things Done, when really »