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Some Fine TV Podcast

A podcast about some of the fine television available to us today.

2014

Somehow 2014 was even better than 2013. So many people helped make that possible and deserve my thanks.

The Space Between the Notes

In which I ramble a bit about my feelings as we get closer to our baby's due date.

Gems for Fun and Profit

The original version of NPM For Fun and Profit, written with a Ruby focus.

patrickbyrne.net 2.0

We can rebuild it. We have the technology.

2013

2013 was a hell of a year and I have a lot of people to thank.

NPM for Fun and Profit

I spoke at the local Node MN meetup about the secondary benefits of extracting your shared code into NPM modules.

Conflate - Easy Application Configuration

Simply load YAML contents into the Rails config object.

OK Computer - Application Health Check for Rails

Inspired by Fitter Happier, but wanting greater flexibility, I built OK Computer to easily monitor various aspects of our applications' health.

Knowing is Half the Battle

This presentation introduced our newly implemented integration with StatsD and Graphite to the rest of the development team. I wanted the team to understand what those tools are, as well as how to think about questions we could ask of them.

Git for Normals

I was asked to train our designers on how to use Git. I focused first on explaining what version control is and does, then moved onto terminology, then the nuts and bolts of interacting with Git. It seemed to go well.

Simple SCM Service Gem

A command-line tool to easily manage lots of repositories.

Enhanced Ass-Kicking With Git

I gave this presentation at my amazing job, for our monthly Developer Lunch. In it, I summarize how to configure Git to bypass some of its archaic syntax and work more efficiently.

IsWhen iPhone App

An iOS app to display the contents of http://iswhen.info/.

Cron Checker cronchecker.net

Quickly get plain-English explanations of your `cron` statements.

patrickbyrne.net

PatrickByrne.net is my personal site, which you're looking at right now

IsWhen iswhen.info

I built IsWhen.info so I never have to scramble to figure out when, for example, Thanksgiving occurs next. If anyone else gets any good out of it, all the better.