Posted 1 year ago

Git is one of the most frustrating tools you could ever possibly use. Of course, it's also one of the most powerful. And the more you use it the more you start to uncover it's deep, dark, hidden secrets.

Posted 2 years ago

I take a lot of notes in Evernote. In fact, I drafted this blog post in Evernote. However, I often run into a small, yet annoying, issue when I am taking notes on things related to IT, programming, development, etc., specifically when jotting things down related to the command line.

Posted 2 years ago

I recently ran into an issue with an app on my iPhone. I contacted the lead developer on the project, who then requested that I send him a video of the problem.

Huh? How do I record a video of my iPhone screen? Do I hold my phone up to another phone or webcam? That doesn't seem like a great idea…

Posted 2 years ago

Back in Project Report #2, I first mentioned the idea of implementing a walk-through tour of an Open Eggheads site, “as one simple, yet effective, means of improving the user experience (UX) design of the site.” To get a sense of my original motivations for wanting to focus on creating such JavaScript-based tours, take a quick look at that post.

Long story, short: I ended up creating a whole series of walk-through tours, using the Bootstrap Tour JavaScript library (which I had mentioned in that previous blog post). This series of tours was then organized into a stand-alone Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page for an Open Eggheads site. For the current version of Open Eggheads, this FAQ page is meant to serve as the primary hub for user support. The current list of questions—each of which links to its own, unique, walk-through tour—aims to cover the majority of basic features that an Open Eggheads user would need to understand, in order to use their site effectively.

Posted 2 years ago

Since my last progress report, I’ve taken a bit of a detour in my project. In my last report, I talked about implementing a guided walk-through tour of the Open Eggheads website. While this is still a deliverable that I hope to finish in the near future, I felt the need to take a step back and focus first on a more urgent user need.