Things I've Built

Runly

This is an approach to doing batch processing and background jobs that I helped refine over many years. We finally decided to OSS it and provide a service on top of it.

We built it as a modern, full life cycle job platform. Check it out and let me know what you think!

Geocoding.net

C# geocoding and address validation API that integrates with five popular Geocoding providers. Perform address validation, real time mapping of user-entered addresses, distance calculations, and more.

Gatsby Environment Variables Plugin

By default, Gatsby only makes system environment variables prefixed with GATSBY_ available to client scripts. Using this plugin, you can make any arbitrary environment variable available at runtime.

Gatsby Source Plugin for Disqus XML

Given a Disqus XML export, this source plugin will make threads & comments available to query via GraphQL. This will allow you to statically render comments and not include the Disqus embed code on your site.

This can be useful if you are trying to migrate away from Disqus but you don’t want to lose your existing comments. Or it could be useful if you want to server-render your comments for SEO purposes and replace the comment div with the Disqus embed code at runtime.

Read more about how I am using this plugin on this site.

See more on GitHub.

Things I've Written

Introducing Runly

2 min read

Unveiling what I've been working on for the past few months.

Embracing the IndieWeb

2 min read

How I dumped Disqus comments in favor of WebMentions and created a source plugin along the way.

What you get with Git

1 min read

I recently broke down and decided to try and use Git for something. Practically every open source project I use has now moved to GitHub…

The Many Pitfalls of NHibernate.Linq

1 min read

Working with the recently released NHibernate.Linq is not without its (many) pitfalls. In one of my current projects, we are using the…

NHibernate.Linq 1.0 is out and about!

1 min read

In case you haven't heard, NHibernate.Linq v1.0 has been released. This has been a long time in the making and Tuna has put the final…

We make shitty software (and so do you!)

1 min read

I just ran across this little gem and it made me laugh: An old software slogan at Living Videotext: "We Make Shitty Software… With Bugs…

BDD with xUnit.net

3 min read

Language shapes how you think. If you want to change how you think, it can help to first change your language.

Tortoise SVN Settings for Beyond Compare 3

1 min read

This is for future reference for me – for some reason this is a huge pain in the ass for me to find whenever I need it. Here is the official…

Developing with Passion

2 min read

I was going through my feed reader today catching up on some of the blogs I read and I came across this post from Casey Charlton. I was…

Agile Software Development

1 min read

I just ran across this video presentation with software development advice from Jason Fried - from 37Signals. It's not really anything I…

Hello Universe

1 min read

Because "hello world" is thinking too small.