Over the Christmas break I built a RepRap 3D printer. Everything went well until it was finished. The information on getting started with actual printing is very fragmented and all over the place. So here’s a short guide for any budding RepRappers who can’t wait to get started.
Last year, I followed the Functional Programming course on Coursera by Martin Odersky. It was a thorough introduction to Scala. Right now I’m reading Pragmatic Scala by Venkat Subramaniam. So it was about time for some actual Scala code.
Another year has passed, so it’s time to take a short look back and think about what to do in 2016.
Using a hosted version of Jenkins can be fairly expensive. Especially if you’re looking to continuously integrate your hobby project. A $5 Digital Ocean server and an afternoon of configuration can seem tempting. In this post I’ll look at the pros and cons of selfhosting Jenkins.
Earlier this year, I’ve been experimenting with static site generators. My eventual goal is to move this blog and a few more into static sites. After some experimentation, my conclusions are pretty predictable.
Forums have been around for a long long time. However, it hasn’t been until fairly recently that we’ve seen some people trying to improve on the old formula. Discourse is one such project, which I recently used to upgrade an old Simple Machines Forum installation.
If you’re an entrepreneur or you want to be one, the most important roadblock to success is usually yourself. Although you may not know it, you sabotage yourself all the time. Amy Hoy’s “Just Fucking Ship” is here to help you back on the track.
As every year, I take a brief moment to look back at the previous year and forward to the next year.
One of the major time sinks when starting up a SaaS are the simple things. Following up with people who start a trial. Making sure every one is paying on time and if not, sending them a friendly reminder. Work that is perfectly suited to a virtual assistant (VA). That’s exactly what I thought when I bought Rob Walling’s course on Udemy about a year and a half ago.