Using Kibana for Site Traffic Analysis

June 09, 2016

One of the thing I did when I moved this site over to Metalsmith was to put up a very thin Express server and start logging traffic to the site to a winstond log server I set up a little while back. I could use my server logs directly, but I'm already logging a couple of other sites to this log…

Moving to Metalsmith

June 01, 2016

I posted about my love for static websites some time ago, and my feelings haven't changed. My feeling about the tools for making static site, on the other hand, has. A while back, I converted this site to Docpad, which worked well enough, but also came with more cognitive overhead than I'd have…

Tips for Publishing Modules to npm

May 05, 2016

I've been pushing some modules up to npm recently, and I've encountered some small issues along the way. I figured I might as well share a couple of tricks I use to make publishing modules easier. First, if you've got some scripts you need to execute before publishing, such as running tests or…

Duplicate Data in NoSQL is OK

September 06, 2013

I started using Redis for a project recently, and so far it's been pretty fun. It's an interesting storage solution which most people equate to a key/value store. It's more than that, and summing it up thusly ignores some of the uniqueness of Redis. But, this isn't a post about Redis specifically…

Stop Using QR Codes Wrong

August 30, 2013

A couple weeks ago, I was talking with some people I know about driving engagement and linking the physical world with the digital world, and in that discussion, the topic of QR codes came up. It's my opinion that everyone uses QR codes wrong, and I had a lot to say on the topic, things that I…

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