400 Bad Request Bug Caused by Airplane

I was working on my recruiting site on my two hour flight from LA to Seattle. Shortly after we took off, I realized I had a bug on one of my recruiting site pages. On this page, I am displaying a report showing all candidates and their skills test scores via Datatables (Ajax). For some reason the Ajax request to my server was returning a 400 error: Invalid URL.… read more “400 Bad Request Bug Caused by Airplane”

Reading “Contact” By Carl Sagan

I am 75% of the way through reading “Contact” by Carl Sagan. It has been moderately entertaining, although Carl Sagan is guilty of the cardinal writing sin of telling and not showing. Makes for a less interesting read when he just has these long rants or explanatory sections.

Laravel View Composer

I watched a Laracast video this morning on View Composers… these will be very helpful to me. For a long time I have wondered how to avoid calling the same code repeatedly for showing a piece of code on a page, and now I have the answer!

Hacking – Too Much Victim Blaming

Each time a company or organization gets hacked, the tech community aggressively blames the victim. If a physical retail store had a gang of bandits break in and steal goods, no one would blame the victim retail store… they would blame the bandits. We have set up aggressive laws that allow for tracking down and imprisoning the bandits for physical crimes.… read more “Hacking – Too Much Victim Blaming”

Samsung S8

I just got a new Samsung S8. I am very happy that I bought an unlocked version without all of Verizon’s garbage preinstalled on it… and the ability to remove Samsung’s preinstalled apps. The only thing that is preinstalled that I can’t remove is Facebook because apparently it is built into the OS itself.

Ultimate Frisbee

I played ultimate frisbee at Venice Beach with the Paradiso Crossfit group yesterday. It was a lot of fun! I got some patchy sunburns though. I’d like to play more Ultimate soon if I can.