Yesterday’s Small is Beautiful video is now up on our site with transcript, captions and links to all the cool sites we mentioned!
Rage Trading Card Game
Based on the weight of MtG cards that'd be in the neighborhood of 1500 to 2000. There's a foil Joseph Herlech in the collection but the rest remains to be cataloged before getting eBay'd. Friends of friends can save him the work of doing all that and get themselves a discount in the process.
Complaining about work
I'm not sure I could design a worse developer experience than this API I'm wrestling with today.
Documentation is a 250 page PDF. SOAP. They've inner platform'd a query language into the XML for requests. This ain't GraphQL. Names for things in the query language don't line up with the names for the same things in the rest of the API. Columns aren't referenced by names, they use attribute IDs. There are 3 different flavors of attributes, hence 3 flavors of attribute IDs.
Stolen from that birb site. I offer you this awesome bit of web art, based on prior desktop calendar app art from back in the day. Credit to original artist (Mark Ferrari) in the footer. Ported to a web app by Joseph Huckaby.
My wife won her first #MtG game against our son last night.
My son's been playing Magic for a while, although he just recently started building his own decks. My wife had a couple of toxic interactions with the community back in the 90s and noped out. But she's giving it another go.
My son hates playing against blue decks.
My wife wanted a blue deck. Flyers, card draw, bounce, and counter spells. All the stuff that spikes our son's blood pressure.
It's frustratingly fun family bonding time!
1. Set up a new (to me) project in my local dev environment.
2. Committed and deployed code to roll out a user request on that new (to me) project.
3. Committed and deployed code to hotfix a bug I introduced in 2.
4. Removed several thousand lines of dead code from two other not so new to me projects.
5. Remembered to catalog the day's accomplishments _somewhere_ with a little visibility. I keep telling myself I'll set up a blog or static site generator. Someday. But not today.
Thanks to Sean Kelley, who I haven't found over here yet, I know about this instance with a focus on table top role playing games, especially of the Old School Revival flavor. Neat!
Tuesday, May 2, 2017 7:00pm: Sun Prairie Common Council is voting on whether to make an ordinance preventing the discrimination of transgender individuals in housing and employment. As a person who has been fired for being non-binary by a company in Sun Prairie, this is important to me. Speaking with my alderperson, it looks like it will pass, but if local folks in the Madison could show up and show support, it would be greatly appreciated.
Having some neck and shoulder pain. Researching yoga poses. Struck by how similar poor textual descriptions of a yoga pose with a single static image is to poorly written technical documentation. I'm sure it makes perfect sense to readers who already understand the thing being described.
Hallways usability testing is great. But it can be important to get input from outside our various bubbles.
Server run by the main developers of the project It is not focused on any particular niche interest - everyone is welcome as long as you follow our code of conduct!