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Aidan Breen

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The Case for Self Hosting Your Blog

February 15, 2019

We are currently witnessing an internet paradigm shift - in reverse. In The Beginning Once upon a time in the heyday of chain mail , RSS…

Vivisection of OpenTable widget.

February 06, 2019

You may be familiar with OpenTable, a service built around restaurant bookings. One of their main features is an embeddable widget that…

Applications as Configurations.

January 30, 2019

Here’s a thought: “Most software applications consist of the same basic functions in different configurations”. Let’s play with that…

Mapping out my side projects

December 07, 2018

It turns out there’s a lot to learn by examining the cadence and variety of your side-projects… Figure 1: Projects over time. Check out the…

Zero Dependency HTML templating in 12 lines of Javascript

November 12, 2018

This is a piece of code I wrote for a previous blog post about writing a Custom Mocha Reporter. I wanted to generate HTML output from a…