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Raspberry Pi SenseHat Night Clock

Written by Lorna Jane / Original link on Dec. 28, 2019

I recently upgraded my smartwatch and the new model needs charging daily (whether that's really an upgrade is a separate discussion!) so I drop it on the charger by my bed overnight. As a result, I can't tell the time if I wake up in the night which is only annoying because I don't know if it's mid…


Counting Duplicate Commit Messages

Written by Lorna Jane / Original link on Dec. 16, 2019

When chatting about source control good practice the other day, I got a question about repeated git commit messages. In general, I would always advise that the same commit messages appearing multiple times in a project's history is a definite red flag - and if I'm responsible for that repository I …


Ruby for non-Rubyists with Snap

Written by Lorna Jane / Original link on Oct. 7, 2019

I'm an Ubuntu user and I enjoy most server-side scripting languages but I haven't done much Ruby and I never get the feeling that Ruby is pleased to see me when I do. Something is always out of date or has an incompatible dependency or ... and since I don't use it regularly, I don't have the famili…



OpenAPI Description using API key and secret

Written by Lorna Jane / Original link on Aug. 15, 2019

I've been working on a few OpenAPI descriptions of APIs lately, and really enjoying the benefits they bring. In particular the ability to import into Postman as a collection I think is a "killer feature" for APIs looking to get developers up and running quickly. The catch? I found that an API that …


The Laravel Synchronous Queue

Written by Lorna Jane / Original link on May. 20, 2019

Using queues for asynchronous processing is one of my favourite tricks for offloading hard work from web servers. When working with Laravel recently I was pleased to find that it supports beanstalkd out of the box. I've got opinions about frameworks with Opinions but I did find one thing I really …