How I’m Getting Ready for New Things

Moving both Physically, and Mentally to New Places If you hadn’t followed my Twitter account (which you should, this shameless plug advocates for not any thought provoking posts or new insights, but more-less the mediocrity of the everyday developer such as yours truly @GervaisRay), then you wouldn’t have seen my ongoing battle for the past […]

Taking Boostnote for a Spin

Recently, I came across a review conducted by It’s FOSS which described a new open source project aimed at improving the experience of note taking for developers. Titled Boostnote, here’s what I gathered after making the software my default note taking application and snippet manager -replacing SimpleNote in the process. Website & Installation Downloading the […]

Writing Good Contribution Messages

An OSD600 Lecture My Contribution Messages On Tuesday, the class was told a key fact that I imagine not a single in the room had ever thought before; commit messages, pull requests, and even issue descriptions, are the sole most challenging item for any developer to get right. This was in the context of working […]

The Perfect Platform Agnostic Digital Notebook – 2

Part 2 Google Keep Using Google Keep as my exclusive note keeping and organizational platform has been a mixed bag, one of which I had learned quite a bit of my own preference and annoyances when it comes to software. For one, Keep does not have a dark theme (this is easily remedied by changing […]

The Perfect Platform Agnostic Digital Notebook

Part 1 EverNote, a product regarded as the one of the most controversial productivity services of 2016 due to pricing scheme upgrade, feature restrictions on lower offerings, and a privacy policy update -which allowed developers decrypted access to the average user’s notes, have made many turn away in uproar, and even fewer advocate the upgrades. […]