Jordan Ryan Moore — Posts Jordan Ryan Moore 2013-04-08T21:31:10-07:00 Fetching Tweets with Node.js and Heroku 2013-03-08T16:24:00-08:00 <p>When I added my recent tweets to this website, I knew Twitter’s 1.0 API was deprecated and I would need to find a solution by mid-March that didn’t require embedding my Twitter OAuth credentials in client-side code. <a href="">Node.js</a> and <a href="">Heroku</a> to the rescue…</p> <p>→ <a href="">Continue reading “Fetching Tweets with Node.js and Heroku”</a></p> Look Who Was (Nearly) Wrong 2013-02-28T16:49:00-08:00 <p>Someone has probably called this out before, but I was browsing through the Daring Fireball archive and found a tasty bit of claim chowder regarding <a href="">the likelihood of Apple adding Exchange support to the iPhone</a>.</p> <blockquote> <p>Odds of Apple doing this: nearly zero. The pressure isn’t going to be on Apple to license proprietary technology from RIM or Microsoft. The pressure is going to be on IT departments to support open standards like IMAP, which the iPhone supports.</p> </blockquote> <p>At least he said, “nearly.”</p> What’s In My Bag? 2013-02-25T16:18:00-08:00 <p>I try to be a minimalist, so I tend to keep my bag pretty lean — only taking with me what I need on a regular basis.</p> <p>→ <a href="">Continue reading “What’s In My Bag?”</a></p> Introducing: Spasm 2013-01-23T16:45:00-08:00 2013-01-24T07:25:00-08:00 <p><a href="">Spasm</a> is a <strong>s</strong>uper-<strong>p</strong>rimitive <strong>a</strong>synchronous <strong>s</strong>tate <strong>m</strong>achine for <a href="">Node.js</a>. While working on another yet-to-be-announced open-source project, I was looking for a way to manage logic for a CLI. For whatever reason, I thought using a state machine might be an interesting approach. I created the module in a single Seattle-to-Kent train commute and spent the following commute packing it up as a proper <a href="">npm module</a>. It’s a whopping <a href="">37 lines of code</a> (plus <a href="">214 for tests</a>).</p> <p>→ <a href="">Continue reading “Introducing: Spasm”</a></p> So Long, Tumblr 2013-01-09T07:46:00-08:00 <p>According to <a href="">Pingdom</a>, my website had an abysmal 99.67% uptime over the past year. It was down <strong>68</strong> times for a total of 1 day, 5 hours, and 20 minutes. Why?</p> <p>→ <a href="">Continue reading “So Long, Tumblr”</a></p> Bond… James Bond 2011-03-10T08:31:00-08:00 <p>I’m a regular listener to <a href="">The Talk Show</a>. The podcast typically is just <a href="">two</a> <a href="">nerds</a> talking about Apple, Apple&#39;s products, and the competition, but they have their fair share of tangents. One of those tangents is that they’re watching one James Bond movie every week, from <a href="">Dr. No</a> to <a href="">Quantum of Solace</a>. I’ve seen a <a href="">few</a> <a href="">of</a> <a href="">the</a> <a href="">movies</a>, but I’ve never seen one with Sean Connery, and I’ve always felt like I’m missing out on a big chunk of pop culture.</p> <p>Although I’ve heard it’s best to <a href="">keep your goals to yourself</a>, I’m going to watch <a href="">every James Bond movie</a>. I’m sure I won’t finish them this year (there are 22 for goodness sake, with #23 in the making), and I have no plan to catch up and keep pace with The Talk Show. I <em>do</em> plan on writing about each one, but I haven’t decided the format. I may write a few thousand words about one and only a two paragraphs about another — we’ll just have to see how it goes.</p> <p>I watched <a href="">Dr. No</a> last night, so look for a follow-up post in the next few days…</p> Reflection and Anticipation 2011-01-10T07:59:00-08:00 <p>2010 was unmistakably the busiest year of my life. I worked for <a href="">three</a> <a href="">different</a> <a href="">companies</a>, I was <a href="">laid off</a>, we purchased our first house, and we found out we’re having our first baby. I also <a href="">bought my first Mac</a>, joined a <a href="">Mars Hill</a> community group, and vacationed in Hawaii, but these seem insignificant compared to the crazy year I had. I recently found a draft I had written in May (just to summarize the first four months of the year) and it was <strong>several pages</strong> in length.</p> <p>→ <a href="">Continue reading “Reflection and Anticipation”</a></p> Must-Have Mac Applications 2010-12-29T07:00:00-08:00 <p>Now that I have been a Mac user for almost a full year, I felt that it was time to post what I consider to be my must-have applications. I am a web developer, so some of these applications may or may not be useful to you, but I found these sort of lists helpful when I first switched from Windows.</p> <p>→ <a href="">Continue reading “Must-Have Mac Applications”</a></p> Why Wesabe Lost to Mint 2010-11-12T22:26:00-08:00 <p>A great read from one of Wesabe’s co-founders on <a href="">why Mint beat Wesabe</a>.</p> Apple Pre-Sold 600,000 iPhone 4’s 2010-06-16T10:44:00-07:00 <p>I guess <a href="">this sheds a little light</a> on why Apple and AT&amp;T were having problems yesterday.</p>