Easy Custom Parts Experiment

Date Tags making

Been experimenting with a few methods of using wire mesh to create custom parts. Mesh is cheap and easy to work with. I wanted to figure out a quick method of treating the mesh so that it would retain its shape and seal the openings in the wire. Here is what I have tried so far:

  • Method 1 - Apply FibaTape over the mesh then apply Bondo over the tape.
  • Method 2 - Apply masking tape over …
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Windows Explorer Undo Is Scary

Date Tags misc

The undo feature built into Windows Explorer is scary. Let me preface this statement by saying I have not yet moved pass Windows 7 so maybe the behavior has changed in newer releases. That being said, accidentally hitting Ctrl-Z while in Windows Explorer can be nerve wracking because depending on the action being undone, there may not be any prompt displayed. For example, a file that was renamed an hour ago might be undone without …

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Quick Thought On GDEX

Couple of quick thoughts on GDEX this year:

  • Big shout out to the Fate's Echo team! These guys are awesome and there game looks great! Just happened to meet them on the same day they met each other in person for the first time!
  • Of all the games at the show, Collapsis from Wraith Games stood out with its simple, fun gameplay.
  • The talk on arcade first development was very interesting. Enjoyed talking with the …
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Programming Language Popularity

Date Tags software

UPDATE: Complete data is now available here.

The following is some programming language popularity and average salary data collected from Indeed and the US Bureau of Labor Statistics.

The collected data included about 50 of the top programming languages in regular use. The popularity value is how a given language compares against all other languages. The employment number is an estimate for all of the US. The salary number is averaged over all the US …

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Strange Electron Webview Behavior

Noticed some strange Electron <webview> behavior while working on a proof-of-concept for the next version of Doctrine.

I have a simple page with a <webview> tag displaying a local HTML file. If the local HTML file contains a link and the user clicks on it, the default browser should open the URL instead of the <webview>.

The following code produces the expected results:

webview.addEventListener('will-navigate', (event) => {
    // Order is important or URL will open in …
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Weekly Picks - Soft Skills

Date Tags picks

Just a single pick this time but it is quite exceptional.


  • Talk Python To Me, Episode 71, Soft Skills - This episode has everything: solid advice for entrepreneurs, info on being a good employee, tips for interviewing. This podcast is excellent well worth a listen. I have not read John Sonmez's book yet but can't wait to after listening to this podcast.
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Quick Thoughts On Abstraction Conference

Recently attended Abstractions Conference in Pittsburgh. This was my first software-only conference. A few quick highlights from the convention:

  • While I have no particular application in mind yet, Elixir sounds intriguing. For embedded systems, Nerves sound neat but maybe not quite ready for prime time.
  • Joe Armstrong's idea of ubiquitous solar powered computing devices is quite interesting.
  • Scott Hanselman gave a highly entertaining talk on the Cloud, JavaScript, and the evolution of web technologies. Think …
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Weekly Picks - Software Developer Showcase

Something a little different this week. Picking a single software developer this week and showcasing a few of his/her projects.

The developer this week is Lu Wang, coolwanglu on GitHub.


  • pdf2htmlEX - Fantastic PDF to HTML converter. I've tried a few similar utilities and this one produces the best results by far.
  • neovim-e - Electron-based GUI for Neovim.
  • vim.js - Port of VIM to JavaScript. Looks like Emscripten is being used for the transpilation.
  • OK …
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Hi, I am Jeff Rimko!
A computer engineer and software developer in the greater Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area.