AboutSelf-taught Full Stack Web developer with a love for Node, Data visualization and Web Accessibility. I enjoy gaming, airsoft, and my wonderful family.
SkillsHTML5, CSS3/Less/Stylus, Node.js, Sails.js, ESJ, Express, Bulma, Bootstrap, Sitecore, WordPress, ProcessWire, GRAV, Drupal, SharePoint Enterprise, Sitecore Cloud, Azure Cloud, Freemarker, D3, Adobe CC
Joined devRant on 2/21/2018
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Pro tip. How to cut down on those pesky support emails? Break the only email link in your app I can find.
When developers have no idea what the fundamental concepts of semantic html is and a solid grasp of Accessibility Design Patterns and just stuff improperly used aria tags everywhere - aka - the output of every enterprise CMS I come across **cough** Sitecore **cough** but it's apparently WCAG 2.0 "friendly". 😪😪 Do you even aria tags bro?!
Frontend JS devs - did you take the plunge into Typescript?
I've done some reading and a simple intro course but I'm still on the fence, what pushed you over the edge to adopt it?4
After fixing content and workbox issues for 5 hours today in Sitecore, a hot trash heap of a CMS, I actually caught myself looking forward to using WordPress later. Yeah, I just said that, let that sink in.
Sitecore 8.1 is frustrating to say the least.1
What's your team's best practice when using JIRA (on premises or cloud) and VSTS or GitHub?
Who manages issues/tickets and are they duplicated in both locations? Is one for PM only and other for Devs??
We have both tools and I'm trying to figure out a workflow that doesn't kill devs and PMs.
We have Office 365 so I heavily use MS Flow to help (Jira bug turns into vsts work item) etc, but any insight from anyone who has a similar setup would be appreciated!
Fellow front end coworker got asked via email today to "capitalize the '2019' in the headline".
Still laughing over this.15
Woot, that moment your free hosting company sends ya some swag. Netlify, stay awesome.
... Hey there Heroku, how you doin'?3
Ok, if your going to let me type a message before you connect to the chat session, don't make enter fucking send the message, all I wanted was a new line. Ugh.1
Noticed another fellow dev vapes. Cool.
"I got Sparkling Grape, what flavour do you got?"
Haha ... still didn't tell me the flavour though...
Just replaced a mess of a 6 row, 6 column grid done using bootstrap with 4 lines of CSS3 grid layout (shorthand).
Why do we even need full Bootstrap when ya got Grid and flexbox now? Oh right, .btn colours... 😖😫😭3
When you have so many projects you need your buddy to send you the good stuff all the way from America.13
That moment when you realize you forgot your headphones. 😭😭
Can't drown out co-workers. Can't jam to awesome beats.
It's gonna be a long Monday.8
Client asks for a sponsorship page that has rows of logos, 6 rows total. "Okay."
They want the logos at the top to be bigger than the ones below. "Sure."
They want the logos to decrease in size by 20% per row. "But there are 6 rows...?"
"Our agreement says 20% difference between each sponsor tier. Can you do it?"
"Okay...but, I don't think you want 20%..."
"Hey, why can't we see any logos on the bottom row..."
If you haven't checked it out yet, all devs need Devdocs.io + Station
Hands down the most useful resources I've ever come across.
This one site and tool saves me so many chrome tabs it's worth its weight in gold.
Combined with Station (getstation.com) I've cut my RAM usage down by 1/3 overall.
When you have PS CC2018 and Visual Studio 2017 running on a netbook it's helpful to squeeze every little bit.4
Had our 3rd party vendor finally check their code into our github. Great.
Checking the recent commits, they only add changed .CSS files. Hmm..odd.
We use less so why did they update the compiled CSS file...? Did they forget to checkin the Less changes...?
Nope. Backend sitecore developer updated the bundled, minified CSS files and checked those in along with the fucking node_modules folder.
Didn't even know what LESS is.
The vendors PM swears the frontend developer did the changes. I don't know what's worse.
Stopping scope creep when it rears its goddamn ugly head.
I kinda want project managers to recite "The Riflemans Creed" but replace rifle with the project scope. So they realize how important sticking to that scope is.
"This is my project. There are many like it, but this one is mine. My scope is my best friend. It is my life. I must master it as I must master my life. Without me, my projects' scope is useless. Without the project scope, I am useless...."
Goddamn livid right now.
Our 3rd party Vendor developers' couldn't figure out how to check-in their goddamn code to our GitHub branch so they just sent our PM a zip file via email containing the project with the node modules folder too!!
Why are we even giving them a dollar. 😤😲4
Got our snazzy new HP Elitebooks from IT. Nice lil laptops.
Guess how many apps they installed for us off the list of "Applications Devs Need" that was submitted with the original request that they asked us to provide.
Goddamn 0. 0 Apps installed. ”Instead here is admin access, install what you want.”
Being a PC guy I don't mind setting up a new environment but things like Office365 and Adobe CC could of been installed for me, I don't have the licence info offhand so now I gotta bug IT again and why ask for a list if your not going to install any of them?? Ugh. I don't have time to sit here while Adobe installs the whole suite....
What's the first thing you install on your new PC? I find I grab ConEMU first.6
Just got chewed out because someone couldn't see the latest interface changes on the site...
*Walked over to their desk*
Me: "Did you clear your browser's cache?"
Them: "Oh, what does my online banking have to do with the updates?"
Me: *sigh* 😬😬5
TL;DR: When picking vendors to outsource work to, vet them really well.
Got a large redesign project that involves rebuilding a website's main navigation (accessibility reasons).
Project is too big just for our dev team to handle with our workload so we got to bring a 3rd party vendor to help us. We do this often so no big deal.
But, this time the twist was Senior Management already had retained hours with a dev shop so they want us to use them for project. Okay...
Have our scope / discovery meeting about the changes and our expected DevOps workflow.
Devs work Local and push changes to our Github, that kicks off the build and we test on Dev, then it goes to Staging for more testing & PM review. Once ready we can push to prod, or whenever needed. All is agreed, everyone was happy.
Emailed the vendors' project manager to ask for their devs Github accounts so we can add them to the project. Got no reply for 3 days.
4th day, I get back "Who sets up the Github accounts?"
fuck me. they've never used Github before but in our scope meeting 4 days ago you said Github was fine...??
Whatever, fuck it. I'll make the accounts and add them.
Added 4 devs to the repo and setup new branch. 40min later get an email that they can't setup dev environment now, the dev doesn't know how to setup our CMS locally, "not working for some reason."
So, they ask for permission to develop on our STAGING server.. "because it's already setup"... they want to actively dev on our staging where we get PM/Senior Management approvals?
We have dev, staging, production instances and you want to dev in staging, not dev?... nay nay good sir.
This is whom senior management wants us to use, already paid for via retainer no less. They are a major dev shop and they're useless...
Cant wait for today's progress checkup meeting. 😐😐