Travel, Code, and Engineering


How I Cut my Capybara Spec Suite's Time by Almost 50%

I won't bury the lede here. The problem with my Capybara spec suite was that I didn't fully understand how Capybara's implicit waits worked. I made two mistakes in how I write some Capybara specs,...


Fixing HomeKit No Response Errors

I use HomeKit, an iDevices Thermostat, a Raspberry Pi, and Etekcity Remote Control Outlets to automate the lighting and climate control in my apartment.


Connect Four in Ruby on Rails and Vue.js

I recently created an online version of Connect Four as part of a coding challenge. It is a SPA with the frontend written in Vue.js and the backend in Ruby on Rails 5.1. The code is available on...


Setting up Bitbucket Pipelines with Ruby on Rails

I've been wanting to set up continuous integration for my personal projects for a long time. It's one of those things that seems super cool and useful but a bit too nebulous for me to actually sit...


The Best Movies from 1987 to 2017 According to Pirates

My wife is Korean, but we're currently living in America. It's not uncommon for people to reference popular culture in everyday conversation. This isn't a problem for Americans talking to...