I love it when I came back to a project, start extending my code, and my own error messages explain how to continue. Thank you past self. 👏

Such a productive morning. It’s amazing what you can accomplish when you don’t check email until after 11:30.

Tonight during bath time, our 6 year old gave the following hair washing advice to her 3 year old sister:

Just swish it around like there’s a wild rodeo going on up there.

Two great sights from a little star gazing I did this evening:

  1. The International Space Station passed over my head just after 10:30pm. It slowly started reflecting enough light for me to see it once it was fairly high in the southwestern sky. Then I watched as it passed overhead and continued catching enough sunlight for about 20 more degrees. I always love watching it, and I try to catch a glimpse whenever I can.
  2. Jupiter is very prominent in the southeastern sky. It’s so cool to be able to pick it out so easily.

Some quick notes from this week in the office:

One client threw me a slight curveball when he emailed saying he was demoing the React app I’d been building for them, and it was crashing. We hadn’t discussed this demo one bit, and I would have preferred to have been a bit more prepared.

I quickly gleaned he was using a version of IE I hadn’t tested. We got him switched to Chrome for the demo. Today I was able to get the issue fixed by adding a JavaScript polyfill for IE11 via the core-js package.

As I posted earlier this week, I released my SSHman CLI tool. I’d been wanting to release it for over a year, and with the advent of PHIVE since I’d last worked on it, there’s finally an easy way for me to securely distribute the PHP phar file which contains my tool. Getting this personal project out there is very satisfying.

Finally, I’m close to finishing a redesign of one client’s website. For this project, I’m moving from a WordPress setup to a site built with GravCMS. Using Grav is such a nice change of pace as all the content for the site is built from Markdown files. This striped down approach to building pages makes my work quick and a breath of fresh air as compared to working inside WordPress. This isn’t to say I’m ditching WordPress, but the change of pace is nice.

Today has been like: ✅, ✅, ✅ as I work my way through my queue. So nice. I feel so productive.

Closed out the workday cleaning my office. There’s no telling what I’ll accomplish tomorrow. 😉

Tip: Having your code under source control (i.e. #git, #svn, etc) makes it so much easier to get back to speed on a project if you’ve been away from it for months or even years. 👨‍💻👩‍💻

Today I re-instituted one of my time-honored traditions: The midday run. Now back in the office, I estimate I’ll be back to normal operating temps by 5pm. It was blazing 🌶️ out there.

I spent this morning figuring out how to use PHIVE  to securely distribute my #cli tool sshman (i.e. SSH manager). Use it to manage multiple SSH server connections via a text file in your $HOME directory.

I prefer sshman over trying to remember 20+ aliases I’d need to configure in ~/.ssh/config. In addition, sshman gives you the option of specifying a list of users to choose from when connecting to a particular server. You can check it out here: https://github.com/mwender/sshman