Author Archives: Chris Russell

About Chris Russell

http://www.chrisrussell.net

Been Busy in 2015

Haven’t had too much time this year for this blog. I’ve been busy working to launch https://encapsule.io in Seattle and spend most of my time writing code, or worrying about business these days. It’s really hard to know if I’ll … Continue reading

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Protected: Mt Defiance Hike

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Furnish Your Seattle Start-up on a Budget

Here’s what I dug up for sources of used office furniture in greater Seattle. Particularly interesting is the City of Seattle’s surplus warehouse. http://www.seattle.gov/warehousing-services http://www.arnoldsofficefurniture.com/ http://www.nwmodular.com/ http://www.usedofficefurnitureseattle.com/ http://www.duckys.com/ I’m looking for a new desk for a whole bunch of monitors…

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Node.js App Debugging

Install node-inspector: npm install -g node-inspector Start the node-inspector server: node-inspector & Start your node app under node-inspector debugger: node –debug your/node/program.js Break on entry: node –debug-brk your/node/program.js Attach Chrome debugger locally: chrome http://127.0.0.1:8080/debug?port=5858 &

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Link: Lua scripting for Redis

Useful links with information on writing Redis extensions in Lua: Redis EVAL docs Lua: A Guide for Redis Users Redis Google Group topic thread      

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Chevy misses ford, sinks.

Springtime in the Snoqualmie River Valley: I couldn’t drive by this scene w/out stopping to take a photo.

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You Can’t Connect the Dots Looking Forward

Printed and hanging over my workstation: “You can’t connect the dots looking forward. You can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something; … Continue reading

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Object Namespace Manager on node.js

I’ve been porting the Object Namespace Manager library (formerly ONMjs, now simply onm)¬†from a global namespace implementation to CommonJS and working on a Grunt-based build strategy. Here’s what I need to do: Maintain the onm source code, in CoffeeScript, using … Continue reading

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Weird Chome/Chromium Rendering Problems in KDE 4.11.2 under VirtualBox

I recently upgraded to VirtualBox 4.3.4 on a Windows 7 host machine and noticed a bunch of strange rendering problems with Chrome/Chromium in Debian and Kubuntu Linux guest instances running the latest stable KDE 4.11.2. Symtoms: Whenever Chrome opens a … Continue reading

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Baseline Web Development Environment on Debian 7.2.0

Installed a fresh copy of Debian 7.2.0 in a VirtualBox VM and am gong through the process of setting up a web development environment on top of this Linux distribution. FWIW, I like KDE and am using it instead of … Continue reading

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