Pragmatism in code

Waxing lyrical about life the universe and everything code related since lunchtime 2006



  • Arduino Nano Nodes

    I’ve been playing with the Reef-Pi system for a while now waiting for hardware to turn up so that I can finish building my system. What I have noted is that the system is inflexible when it comes to integration of third party components. Each integration has to be hard coded by the Reef-pi devs, which means that there is a relatively long cycle for integrating additional stuff. The Raspberry Pi also suffers when it...
  • Panic Nova

    A while back I tried to sign up as a beta tester with Panic for their new code editor ‘Nova’. Being a long time (since 2008) user of Coda (their current, OSX-native ‘web editor’) I was excited to learn that a new improved editor was on the horizon. Unfortunately I missed the boat with the beta testing but was pleasantly surprised to learn that Nova had recently been released. (despite not getting a an email...
  • Making The Change

    DNS now Pointed at GitHub So the deed is done. I have pointed the DNS for deeemm.com at the github servers. The site is no longer served from the old server. Lets see how long the DNS takes to propogate. If you’re reding this, then it’s done! /DM
  • Prose Hell

    Arrrgh Not sure I like using Prose.io as my jekyll editor. Just lost the last rather large post I wrote into the ether. I have no idea where it went. Nothing in the drafts folder, nothing in the posts folder, nothing at all. Guess I need to get used to a different workflow if I want to use Prose as my editor. With a local copy > commit style workflow I always have the local...
  • Welcome to my new Github io page

    Just figuring out how to use Jekyll and migrate my existing page here from DeeEmm.com now that I have migrated my blog here from DeeEmm.com I’m so used to editing in HTML, gonna have to get used to markup. To be honest I’m not sure what’s best, after all HTML is itself markup language. I kinda like the purity of HTML and CSS, even though I entrust my web site to a CMS (which is...
  • Installing mysql2 under OSX with gem

    I ran into the following error when trying to install MYSQL2 under gems. I was trying to install MYSQL2 to be able to import content from deeemm.com into my local jekyll dev site using the instructions posted here - https://import.jekyllrb.com/docs/joomla3/ but kept getting an ssl dependency error.I got this error  linking shared-object mysql2/mysql2.bundle ld: warning: directory not found for option '-L/Applications/Xcode.app/Contents/Developer/Platforms/MacOSX.platform/Developer/SDKs/MacOSX10.15.Internal.sdk/usr/local/lib' ld: library not found for -lssl clang: error: linker command failed with exit code 1 (use...
  • GitHub Pages

    I'm probably late to the game with this one but just discovered GitHub PagesGonna give it a test drive and then might migrate DeeEmm.com over thereMy only concern is that being owned by Micro$oft, there's every possibility that at some point in the future they may decide to drop this service, although to be fair a similar sentiment went through the ranks when M$ initially took over GitHub and that's been fine (So Far.)I've been thinking...
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