Category Archives: Technology

Regular expressions: positive and negative lookaheads and lookbehinds

Do you work with regular expressions sometimes? If you do, and you don’t know about lookbehinds and lookaheads, you are missing out on a fantastic feature. I’m just pasting in something I said to some colleagues. Use your imagination and Google to extract the rest of the blog post 😉 [10/30/14, 10:11:44 PM] Kevin Kaland: man [10/30/14, 10:11:53 […]
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I’ve open-sourced Spendflow; it’s a Meteor.js application

Spendflow, an application I’ve been developing on and off over the past year, is now open-source. What is perhaps more interesting is that it’s a Meteor application developed in CoffeeScript. Although Meteor is gaining traction and nearing 1.0, there are still not that many published applications built in Meteor. I hope Spendflow will be a good example of how to […]
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Disabling default rsync of the Vagrant Docker provider

Discovered today that Vagrant automatically rsyncs files to the Host VM when the Docker provider is used on a system that doesn’t natively support Docker. Sometimes, though, one wants to sync the files to a custom location, and might get errors when trying to sync them to two locations on the Host VM (as I […]
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lefnire.js: the weirdest Node.js API consumer ever

It must have all started with a joke on iRC that my friend lefnire, creator of HabitRPG, might just be an advanced Node.js program. A few weeks later, a buddy and I took this to its logical conclusion. But even with novelty projects, there are things to be learned, and this project has exposed me […]
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Toolbox page launched

You may have noticed there’s a new tab on the site: Toolbox. This is a simple list of various tools I use in my day-to-day work and in running the business. There’s no need to keep the fact that I use them secret, so I thought I’d start maintaining a page of said tools. It will […]
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Joomla!

I’ve been playing around with Joomla! lately, and it seems to have its pros and cons. Compared to Drupal, it seems a little unnecessarily complex at times, and I don’t really understand the naming conventions for its extensions (“modules,” at least – blocks, the Drupal equivalent, is a much clearer term). The administration interface is […]
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