ZSA Voyager Review

zsa voyager keyboard

What ZSA has a new keyboard named Voyager out that fits my low profile aesthetic preference a lot more than their other offerings. With all the hype around the slick looking Moonlander and the original Ergodox, I was always tempted to purchase one but the chonkiness of it always got to me. I was talking … Read more

GraphQLError: Syntax Error: Unexpected Name “undefined”

If you see any variation of this error in GraphQL while trying to use a fragment, it’s quite likely that there’s circular import going on. Try placing the fragment in a different file. This was a bit obscure and hard to find. For reference. https://spectrum.chat/apollo/general/fragments-not-working-cross-files-in-mutation~c4e90568-f89a-458f-9810-0730846fc5f0 https://pastebin.com/3vCv2Ak5

Two Ruby Memoization Patterns

Two main memoization patterns I’ve seen are the following Example #1 is shorter, however if you stare at it hard enough you’ll realize if @the_thing is supposed to be false or a falsy value then it would never be memoized. Example #2 of checking if the variable has been defined is a more sure method … Read more

Ruby Nullish States

Just want to point out a great post by Joyce Echessa talking about the differences between all the nullish state methods for Ruby: Nil? Empty? Present? Blank? #nil? #empty? #blank? #present? 5 false NoMethodError false true “” false true true false ” ” false false true false “\t\n” false false true false [] false true … Read more

Explain Rails Active Record Query

You can output the raw query for an Active Record Query by tagging .explain at the end. Very useful for complex queries where it’s hard to understand what is happening under the hood 🤯. You can read the docs for more info.

Install OpenWrt Quick Tips

I haven’t used a community supported router firmware in a couple of years and there were a few hurdles to overcome. Here’s a quick tips on things to look out for when installing OpenWrt on your router and save yourself time (example using Nighthawk R6700). Why OpenWrt? OpenWrt seems to be the most recommended open … Read more

Transitioning to a Second Full Stack Developer Position

TL;DR It was hard but worth it. First Job My first developer position was the challenging to find. After having done freelance work for a handful of years and another two teaching myself modern development frameworks, it took roughly 100+ applications to land my first role. The position was a sole developer role for a … Read more