We like to identify with common, yet individual, things: Specific TV shows, books, musicians. It's helps us feel independent, but also part of a group. We get tattoos, posters, shirts; whatever helps us identify with other individuals who we can feel a part of a group of. But maybe we… Continue Reading 'Be proud of your journey'
Creating a business and losing weight. Two things that most folks have in common. Why is it that so many of us struggle to succeed at these seemingly basic goals? I have a hypothesis. Our society (at least the one I'm in) is great at romanticising these ideas, but terrible… Continue Reading 'Start a business now, ask me how!'
I think I've realized something about social situations and interactions. It's not that I have to not care about what other people think, it's that I have to not care that I care about what other people think. It's okay to want connection and look foolish/stupid going after it.… Continue Reading 'I don't care (that i do)'
I know, weird right? I never would have said that a month ago. But then I started reading Penn Jillette's new book "Presto", about how he lost over 100 pounds following a self-proclaimed crazy diet (he ate nothing but potatoes for two weeks at one point). While I… Continue Reading 'Want to lose weight? Stop exercising!'
Some Backstory Over the past year, I've been working on a set of online video tutorials for WebdriverIO. In it, I cover many details of WebdriverIO, including a multitude of commands and how WebdriverIO integrates with many systems out there. While I'm happy with the content so far, I felt… Continue Reading 'Testing your login - An In-depth WebdriverIO Tutorial'
It's better not to do anything at all, than to try something and have someone take it away. Maybe 'better' isn't the right word. Safer? No. Less risky... Okay, I can go with that. I struggle so much with control issues. If I feel like the result of my efforts… Continue Reading 'It won't fail because of me'
TL;DR I've made ~$6k building and selling an online course over the past 9 months. Hoping to at least double that over the next 6. So, this is my personal story of entrepreneurship that I thought might be helpful for folks to hear. I still "work for the… Continue Reading 'Here's my story so far, and my plan for the near future'
I've been building out a bunch of content for my WebdriverIO course recently and wanted to share a neat idea (I think so anyways) for a minor addition to your WebdriverIO suite. Update: WebdriverIO now supports "watch" mode out of the box Using two NPM packages and a… Continue Reading 'Continuous local WebdriverIO testing with 'onchange' and 'node-notifier''
A little while back I wrote aboute how to install WebdriverCSS with WebdriverIO 4.x. Well, that no longer works :\ The future of WebdriverCSS is still up in the air. Right now the official direction is that it will merge with wdio-screenshot, but progress on that front has been a… Continue Reading 'A stop-gap for WebdriverCSS'
Many presenters share their slide deck on the web after their presentation. But many times the slides are only a shell of the real talk. Fortunately, with HTML5 audio, we can add our voice back to our slides and recreate the real presentation. Sample Example To show what we're trying… Continue Reading 'Add Narration to Your Slide Deck With HTML5 Audio'
I recently read a fantastic post by a trans-man named Graham Daniels about his journey to discovering his true self. It's one of those posts that takes soul to write and a willingness to be vulnerable to publish. Which isn't how it should be. Coming out shouldn't be a big… Continue Reading 'I'm bad at diversity'