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Times Haiku

What’s this? A sentence from a recent dining section article that just happens to fit the 5-7-5 haiku format?

Yes indeed. There are wonderful computers that scan articles for us, then humans who pick the winners to go on a tumblr.

I submitted a pull yesterday to let in the twitterbots so we could have shiny Twitter cards. Sadly, because we’re in beta they won’t have access to the site :(

So no shiny twitter cards. Yet. But don’t let that fool you into thinking there’s nothing going on behind the scenes. Why just today I cleaned up a few outstanding bugs and started a review of our existing test suit.

The best is yet to come!

Times Haiku

What’s this? A sentence from a recent dining section article that just happens to fit the 5-7-5 haiku format?

Yes indeed. There are wonderful computers that scan articles for us, then humans who pick the winners to go on a tumblr.


I submitted a pull yesterday to let in the twitterbots so we could have shiny Twitter cards. Sadly, because we’re in beta they won’t have access to the site :(

So no shiny twitter cards. Yet. But don’t let that fool you into thinking there’s nothing going on behind the scenes. Why just today I cleaned up a few outstanding bugs and started a review of our existing test suit.

The best is yet to come!

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Batman Day

Since 1939 one man has been bringing justice to Gotham City. He is vengeance, he is the night. He is…Batman!

They say to dress for the job you want, not the job you have. But I can’t wear a bat costume during the day now can I?

Regardless of outfit, I spent the day doing more cleanup from the responsive work done on the website. That meant confirming a bunch of JIRA tickets and tracking down some bugs.

One of the things that is in the works is a wiki page that explains the QA workflow. The goal being more transparency with the dev team and other stakeholders.

Already the devs have helped us out a lot by giving us a template for bugs filed in JIRA. I’m excited to see what else they can help us come up with.

Batman Day

Since 1939 one man has been bringing justice to Gotham City. He is vengeance, he is the night. He is…Batman!

They say to dress for the job you want, not the job you have. But I can’t wear a bat costume during the day now can I?

Regardless of outfit, I spent the day doing more cleanup from the responsive work done on the website. That meant confirming a bunch of JIRA tickets and tracking down some bugs.

One of the things that is in the works is a wiki page that explains the QA workflow. The goal being more transparency with the dev team and other stakeholders.

Already the devs have helped us out a lot by giving us a template for bugs filed in JIRA. I’m excited to see what else they can help us come up with.

(Source: daily-superheroes)

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What the %*#&

This is job-related, I promise. Just testing out how the search feature deals with non-alphanumeric characters. And having some fun doing it.

Still working on getting those twitter cards working. I managed to take down a few pages on Friday with that work, but now we need to let in the twitterbots so they can do their scraping. It’ll look good, I promise!

And big news - the site is now responsive! What does that mean? It means you can access it from any device you own - phone, tablet, or computer and it will look and feel great. Seriously, check it out:

http://cooking.nytimes.com/

I’d love to hear your thoughts :)

What the %*#&

This is job-related, I promise. Just testing out how the search feature deals with non-alphanumeric characters. And having some fun doing it.

Still working on getting those twitter cards working. I managed to take down a few pages on Friday with that work, but now we need to let in the twitterbots so they can do their scraping. It’ll look good, I promise!

And big news - the site is now responsive! What does that mean? It means you can access it from any device you own - phone, tablet, or computer and it will look and feel great. Seriously, check it out:

http://cooking.nytimes.com/

I’d love to hear your thoughts :)

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200% Day

What do we get up to on our second hack day? Well besides cat gifs I DRYed up some of the Twitter metatag logic into some partials. Turns out there’s an easy way to do this with content_for, which will pipe in variables into Rails partials. Beats having a huge if-elsif-else block in the header right?

Still more work to do, but I’m happy that it’s chugging along. Happy Friday!

200% Day

What do we get up to on our second hack day? Well besides cat gifs I DRYed up some of the Twitter metatag logic into some partials. Turns out there’s an easy way to do this with content_for, which will pipe in variables into Rails partials. Beats having a huge if-elsif-else block in the header right?

Still more work to do, but I’m happy that it’s chugging along. Happy Friday!

(Source: thechesirecat99)

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100%

Today was a 100% Day, where all of tech was free to do whatever they set their heart to. It started off with a delicious breakfast (I recommend the French Toast) and I got back to work on doing some Twitter metatag work.

To avoid scope creep, I checked in with one of the devs about the work, and decided to start with one PR, make sure I’m doing things right, and then go from there.

It’s nice to do a little HTML work again :)

100%

Today was a 100% Day, where all of tech was free to do whatever they set their heart to. It started off with a delicious breakfast (I recommend the French Toast) and I got back to work on doing some Twitter metatag work.

To avoid scope creep, I checked in with one of the devs about the work, and decided to start with one PR, make sure I’m doing things right, and then go from there.

It’s nice to do a little HTML work again :)

(Source: glow23)