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The Buckblog

assorted ramblings by Jamis Buck

May 2016

Disrupting Your Comfort Zone

28 May 2016 — The value of doing difficult things — 1-minute read

I recently tested for my first rank advancement in Kyuki-do, and was surprised to discover that the test itself was not the hardest part. Check out the story over on Medium:

Disrupting Your Comfort Zone.

Think You’re Failing? Look Around.

14 May 2016 — A recent article by the author about seeing past our "failure filters" — 1-minute read

The Minimalist Programmer

7 May 2016 — A pointer to a recent article by the author — 1-minute read
Apr 2016

Tapping ActiveRecord Relations

23 April 2016 — A technique is demonstrated, calling Object#tap to reuse an ActiveRecord relation instance in order to accomplish more than one task — 2-minute read

Medium.com

2 April 2016 — The author expresses his intent to write future articles on Medium.com — 1-minute read
Mar 2016

Introducing the Query Composer

26 March 2016 — 4-minute read

The Poverty of Constraints

19 March 2016 — 1-minute read

Variations on a Theme: "I Becomes We..."

12 March 2016 — 2-minute read

Being a Good Neighbor...

5 March 2016 — 6-minute read

Feb 2016

Implementing a Bloom Effect with Swift+Metal

27 February 2016 — 7-minute read

Don't Feed the Hamster the Whole Stalk

20 February 2016 — 6-minute read

The weakly-flowing stream

13 February 2016 — 4-minute read

Living with Your Eyes Open

6 February 2016 — 6-minute read

Jan 2016

Software Proverbs

30 January 2016 — 4-minute read

Mazes in Swift

23 January 2016 — 4-minute read

A Pretty-Printer for SQL

16 January 2016 — 2-minute read

Don't Assume It's Difficult until It Is

9 January 2016 — 5-minute read

Game Demonstration: Recover the Widgets

2 January 2016 — 6-minute read

Dec 2015

Checking In...

26 December 2015 — 1-minute read

Avoiding "Call Super" with Callbacks

19 December 2015 — 5-minute read

Little Things: Introspecting Block Parameters

12 December 2015 — 1-minute read

Integration API vs. Internal API

5 December 2015 — 3-minute read

Nov 2015

Upsilon Mazes

28 November 2015 — 9-minute read

Representing a Toroidal Grid

21 November 2015 — 11-minute read

Little Things: Refactoring with Hashes

14 November 2015 — 2-minute read

Fifteen Minutes at a Time

7 November 2015 — 5-minute read

Oct 2015

Mazes with Blockwise Geometry

31 October 2015 — 5-minute read

Testing What You Should Have Written

24 October 2015 — 3-minute read

The Dynamic Def

17 October 2015 — 8-minute read

Bulk Inserts in ActiveRecord

10 October 2015 — 2-minute read

Way Back

The Buckblog Archives

Dating to 2004 — Hundreds more articles