Sunday, 31 March 2013
Sometimes you find the name you gave a module is not that great. Maybe it's just not by the conventions, or very similar to a contrib or a feature. Maybe it's just not reflecting precisely the purpose of the module. Or a feature. And you have to rename it. But renaming a Drupal module is not easy.
Saturday, 30 March 2013
Friday, 29 March 2013
Loving music is not special at all. Everybody loves music. And we all feel it's something extraordinary. At high school with my best friend we had been listening a lot of music together. He calmly introduced me jazz, blues and piano music - and at the same time I showed him all my metal collection like a epileptic child.
Thursday, 28 March 2013
Wednesday, 27 March 2013
I'm having one of those days when I could spend some free hours of useful research - but instead of doing that I'm thinking what should I write about. That's without a doubt the most pathetic blogger habit of mine. But eventually came down to a small mind trick that I realized might worth sharing.
Tuesday, 26 March 2013
I managed to subscribe to the iBehave meetup that is held in the Google Campus. One of the organizer suggested me to attend after I joined the quantified self meetup. On this event the main topic was how to marketing condoms with technology.
Monday, 25 March 2013
Sunday, 24 March 2013
I was happy to see all the reaction on the technology popularity yesterday - where I still owe you a response. If you live in technology and use it everyday obviously you have a different connection. And I guess the main ingredient there is sensitivity.
Saturday, 23 March 2013
I don't understand why there are people afraid of using technology. In general my social circle is inside of tech and being so it's pretty much what I'm expect from people. Using smartphones, using internet and more or less using what's available around. And yet when I meet people outside of it it's so strange when they have no idea how beneficial technology is.
Friday, 22 March 2013
Thursday, 21 March 2013
I managed to screw up our test server today. It's so easy to say: "Oh whatevs, let's just update the server, it cannot be bad". And yeah - so it went to the point when mysql was gonna be updated. Yeah, why not. And then it was asking if I want to update the config. It seemed pretty serious but I just hit the f*yeah button.
Wednesday, 20 March 2013
Today I was lucky that I got a ticket to the London UX Cafe meetup. It's a user interface / data architecture related meetup at the Google Campus - unfortunately it's less Google related than I thought, almost nothing. Anyways, it's a nice building.
Tuesday, 19 March 2013
These days are quite eventful here - therefore the time I can spend thinking or private-working has shrunk radically. Not saying it's bad, pretty much loving it. It's just the blog, that suffers from creativity. Next month I'm planning to talk about poetry. Just kidding. Technology is quite poetic already. So as I'm quite useless I thought I share 6 of my tiny mini productivity tips.
Monday, 18 March 2013
At the moment I'm working on a highly relational content architecture and the related Solr backend. It's quite special from the practical use case point of view. In a nutshell it's a huge logical monster content that is separated to over several content types and referenced fields so we can maintain the most optimal normal form.
Sunday, 17 March 2013
As I indicated yesterday I need to move my infrastructure with all services to a new server and XCode showed me that I'll have some headaches to re-submit my app. And my feat turned to be valid - again.
Saturday, 16 March 2013
My dear friend Kornel told me about a new hosting he has found. We used to keep our private stuff on Linode. It was an okay VPS. I was quite happy with it. However none of my sites there pay the bills and it costs me $10 / month. I know it's nothing for an online presence - but then Kornel came with a new idea.
Friday, 15 March 2013
At high school I did nothing. True, literally nothing. I was thinking during the classes and was thinking again when was at home. Thinking about anything but school. My best friend (Mr Sanyi: his blog) and me had all these crazy ideas back that time. I really miss those times. The problem is not just the time itself passing by but the way you transform your thinking. Missing those environments I'm not sure I can do the same. Well, life, yeah. However let me tell you one story.
Thursday, 14 March 2013
I decided to have a test run with the time tracker tool. At work I started to track my time today and saved all my activities - the ones that actually made sense - so no tea drinking or looking out of the window entries.
Wednesday, 13 March 2013
I was wondering if my daily time cutter idea was good or not. Should I continue it or not. It already took couple of hours and still a bit clunky. Making the UI is really hard. So if the dynamic visuals is the part that makes developing the app a hassle then probably I should change on the idea. And then it struck me.
Tuesday, 12 March 2013
I never really thought of myself as somebody with OCD. If you read the Wikipedia article you'll see it's a pretty serious mental state. I'm not calling it a disease. It's as bad as it could be and much as it's neglected. In my case I always thought it's just the massive time I'm having privately with my brain. Like two bohemian lovers.
Monday, 11 March 2013
It's always nice to come home after a tired day, sit down, make a tea and do some CoffeeScript to calm yourself down. It's like really your first frozen girlfriend. You do whatever you want and you even can peep under the skirt and it's still stable.
Sunday, 10 March 2013
I use Drush php-eval quite some time. It's part of a quick evaluation process, to see if your function is working, find everything it needs and preferably provides you the perfect result. But I don't like entering php code in the terminal.
Saturday, 9 March 2013
Friday, 8 March 2013
I'm thinking a lot about what should I learn next. It's never easy. There are so many in technology and you have to know which one is gonna be popular and useful. It also raise the question - the language or the framework you're working with at the moment it whether or not useful.
Thursday, 7 March 2013
I started tracking my blogging spirit on StatDiary. It's like a real roller coaster. Seeing on the chart it's even more interesting. For the ones who interested let me give you a quick summary about the last 2 month.
Wednesday, 6 March 2013
Tuesday, 5 March 2013
I admit, when I know I have to a complex code I get as excited as finding my parents' secret chocolate box after they went to sleep. It's really hard to say - 'all right, let's slow down and make it right with conscious decisions'. Nah, it has to be like a diarrhea. So let me share what I do in that excited state to make the code proper.
Monday, 4 March 2013
Sunday, 3 March 2013
Saturday, 2 March 2013
Friday, 1 March 2013
I'm wondering how many times I finish a thought with a conclusion and when it's just simple whining about problems. It's never a good behavior to tell problems without pointing out the lesson or attempting to help on it. Or maybe it's like with wishes, you need to whine a lot and it will go away.