RuSi

Freelance frontend developer

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Some mundane things I learnt about JavaScript recently

Published: May 5, 2018

JavaScript is a welcoming language - admittedly, one that takes much longer to master than it does to learn.

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Things I love about Brunch, a less talked about build tool

Published: January 11, 2018

From looking at Grunt’s pages-long configuration (shudder) to writing a Gulp buildfile (exasperated sigh), Brunch felt like a much needed breath of fresh air.

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Writing and deploying a super simple Twitterbot

Published: June 11, 2017

After tiring myself out emailing my ISP over and over for a refund, I decided to write a super simple twitterbot reminding @RCommCare at 8 a.m. everyday about the number of days it has been since they have not sent me my refund. A fun little hour-long project, if you will.

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Livereloading in Gulp without a browser extension

Published: May 15, 2017

The fever over task-runners like Grunt, Gulp and Broccoli has largely died in 2017 due to superior alternatives such as Webpack. However, if you're like me, you're still using Gulp simply because it works for you and you're not working on big projects or in big teams to necessitate the change to Webpack.

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Google Photos, sadly, has its limitations

Published: March 1, 2017

My relationship with Google Photos has been ambivalent. I loathed it, then used it as my backup tool while third-party galleries from the Play Store were a mainstay, and finally – Photos won me over.

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How to fix ALPS touchpad on Lenovo Z510 running Ubuntu 14.04

Published: October 27, 2015

Last month, after a lot of searching, I was led to he1per’s repository, which someone from the open-source community was kind enough to point to. Unfortunately, it didn’t work. It was said to work despite errors.

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