Atlassian + Slack

From Slack:

Today Slack and Atlassian are taking even bigger steps to drive fundamental improvements to the experiences of hundreds of thousands of teams and millions of people around the world who use our products together every day. This partnership is about a joint vision of simplifying and automating the huge amount of effort that teams everywhere expend to stay aligned, coordinated, and productive.

I’m so happy about this. We switched from Slack to Hipchat about a year ago since we also use Jira and I’ve missed Slack ever since. After this news, we’ve already started the process of moving back to Slack. Woot.

Microsoft to acquire GitHub for $7.5 billion

From Microsoft:

Microsoft Corp. on Monday announced it has reached an agreement to acquire GitHub, the world’s leading software development platform where more than 28 million developers learn, share and collaborate to create the future. Together, the two companies will empower developers to achieve more at every stage of the development lifecycle, accelerate enterprise use of GitHub, and bring Microsoft’s developer tools and services to new audiences.

It seems like a good fit with Microsoft’s embrace of open source these days.

Downtime today for server upgrade

Update:

Maintenance is complete.

Original post:

Linode is offering 5 additional gigs of storage for my server so I’m going to take advantage of the offer, but I have to migrate the server to do so. Total downtime should be less than 30 minutes (hopefully).




Web Development with an iPad Pro

Since the release of first 12.9″ iPad Pro in 2015, I’ve done all of my web development work on an iPad Pro.


Ed. Note: As of March 2019, I’m currently using a 64GB Space Gray Wifi-only 12.9″ iPad Pro in a charcoal gray Smart Folio, connected via Bluetooth to a Magic Keyboard. Previously, I was using a 64 GB Space Gray Wifi/Cellular 10.5″ iPad Pro with a Smart Keyboard attached.


Not only is this site coded entirely with an iPad, I also use it at work to build the ON1 site.

As you’re reading this, keep in mind that this is what works for me. Your mileage may vary depending on your setup.

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Waiting patiently

Miranda and the kids went for a walk the other morning, and this is how Otto spent most of the time they were gone… waiting patiently for them to come back with his tennis ball on the window-sill.

It was pretty damn adorable, so I snapped the photo above to show Miranda when they got back.

Image Information:

Camera:iPhone X
Aperture:f/1.8
Focal length:4mm
ISO:20
Shutter speed:1/362 sec.