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Author Archives: joanwolk
I hope nobody else has this problem, but just in case, here’s the thing I had to diagnose this afternoon: a few select boxes (those things that drop down a list of options and you choose one) were immediately closing … Continue reading
Oops! I was in such a hurry to post the video yesterday that I didn’t realize it was only the first half of the talk! Here’s part two.
Here’s the video for the Berlin Geekettes panel I spoke on last Thursday at Campus Party. I hope the sound is ok; the acoustics of the space left something to be desired.
I don’t know if the video from Campus Party Europe is up yet, but this from when I gave the same talk at RuLu in June.
Look out for the order you use CSS pseudo-elements in, or you may not get the results you want. Today, I found that using li:before:first-child doesn’t work to style the :before pseudo-element on my first li, but li:first-child:before does. Rather … Continue reading
Wow! I had no idea my talk would generate so much interest, and so much traffic to my blog! It’s really strengthened my resolve to write here regularly. I want to continue being a resource for budding programmers, and (dare … Continue reading
I gave a talk at Rails Girls Berlin today about how I learned to code all on my own and turned it into a job. There have been several requests already to see the slides, so I wanted to get … Continue reading
I spent way too long today figuring out why a test for my update method was failing. Short answer: RSpec cookies don’t play nicely with Rails 3 testing, or at least not with Rails 3.1.rc5. The relevant bits of the … Continue reading
I was using a version of GitX from what appears to be the original source at gitx.frim.nl. It’s been acting really weird, doing things like not hiding the program and not responding to simple requests for new windows, and I … Continue reading