Cycling: Wind Simulation Interval Workout

This is great interval workout for simulating windy conditions on an indoor training or when you're outside with little wind. Warning: this will a very enjoyable, easy, fun and not painful workout if done properly. If you're training for a…

Easy URL Forwarding to Localhost Using Ngrok

URL forwarding to your local dev server be incredibly helpful in several situations: Developing a 3rd Party integration that needs to point to your local server and test it prior to a stage deploy Quick and dirty demos of WIP…

A Process for Upgrading Rails

This post walks through implementing an upgrade process rather than handling the specifics of any one or multiple version upgrades. It may seem simple but reduces risk during an upgrade. This is loosely tied to a Rails projects but could…

Getting Started with Elasticsearch

Elasticsearch is a powerful, distributed search engine that companies like Github and Soundcloud use to power their search capabilities. This crash course is a high level overview and focuses on bootstrapping a local Elasticsearch instance using college basketball rankings while…

The Magic of Traveling

I spent the last twelve days backpacking through Turkey, Jordan, Israel, Palestine and numerous places along the way. This journey was one of the few moments in my life that I can't really describe. The words just aren't there, despite…