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  • Uncommon Observations about the VESA Studio Display

    I have used a Studio Display with a VESA mount and nano-texture glass for a bit over a week. Here are some uncommon observations about this particular model coming from an LG UltraFine 5K and two Intel MacBook Pros. macOS rotates the screen for you when the display is rotated into portrait. This works perfectly […]

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    Hosting a nonprofit website for free with WordPress, Azure, Trellis, and Terraform

    I open sourced the WordPress stack and Azure web server infrastructure used for awakeningchurch.com. Azure can host WordPress at no cost because Microsoft offers $3,500 a year in Azure credits for nonprofits. You only need about $360 of these credits to serve a simple website with a staging and production servers. WordPress stack The WordPress […]

  • Robust Portable Live Streaming on a Budget

    In 2019, I built a new live streaming PC for Awakening Church. I am excited to share the details of our live studio PC and how you can build your own to have high-quality live production switching and streaming without the typical high cost. A few months ago we shifted to recording our weekly broadcast […]

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  • Build Modules, Not Examples

    I’ve been thinking out loud this afternoon about how modules make Node.js successful with @ekashida, YUI’s newest team member. YUI is a powerful open-source library for developing web apps. Node and YUI both document their APIs very well. Unlike Node, we also have 250 examples to help people get started. Yet lots of people have […]

  • Write Code That Works

    Dav Glass and I visited the Yammer office in San Francisco this week to discuss build & test tools we use at YUI. We showed off Shifter for building YUI, Grover for testing headlessly, Yeti for testing in browsers, and Istanbul for statement-level code coverage. We use Travis for running most of this stuff in […]

  • Best Trumps Easy

    I work at Yahoo!, building open source software. I build Yeti, but I work alongside the team building YUI. The engineers who built this team, and continue to work on this team, are the reason I have chosen to stay at Yahoo! building Yeti: they choose what’s best over what’s easiest. You work with people […]