Chris Blazek’s Ramblings

Damn it feels good to be a Programmer

about me

I’m a Family man,
Developer/Hacker,
Runner/Cyclist/Swimmer
& Beer Connoisseur.

I love life and want more of it!

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Hard to Walk Away

- - posted in Chris Blazek, KinGBin, blogs, daily

It’s HARD to walk away some days

I’ve been training for triathlons and I started out following a plan from active.com. Specifically training for an Olympic length in June. I’ve been putting in more miles than the plan requires, doing what I feel is comfortable 6 days a week. I am getting a ton of miles in a week over swim/bike/run. I am doing activities that I LOVE and I want more!

I signed up for my first tri this weekend. I’m a little (my wife would say very) anxious for the race. I’m not really competitive with other individuals but more for just setting goals for myself. This is my journey to hopefully a 1/2 IM. I’ve got my wetsuit and gear all prepped. I need to switch out my training tire on the bike after I do one more practice ride (It’s freezing 30+ mph winds!). I swam 2 1k drills last night. I’ve got my hammer supplements ready. The swim will start out in the 40’s and by the time bike/run rolls around, it should be in the mid 50’s.

I have learned so much about myself and life by participating in these events. I feel at peace with everything in my life as I spend my time training for these events. I can feel God right beside me every mile of the journey. I have learned that I’m not in control, the only thing I do have control of is to keep moving forward through the glory & pain. I can’t wait for my boys to experience this high with me.

In two weeks I’ll be down in Blanco for a bike race. I can’t wait to meet up with an old high school friend to tackle the hills. Another experience I’m greatful to enjoy.

I’ve been really excited about work. A couple weeks ago I was moved to the team that works on web & mobile development. In a given day I’ll work on node/javascript/ember mvc/c++ wrappers/ruby/c#/pascal. I’ve been working on a solution to hotload resources to clients through javascript libraries. I’ve got a rock solid bower server implemented with oauth & a start to websockets for updates. I’m excited where the projects are going and it’s hard to break away for lunch. I wake up in the morning with a ton of things I want to get done and I can’t wait to get started.


Life is good!

Cats Meow

- - posted in daily

Time to be Awesome - awesome.rb
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puts "Awesome!" unless lame

Well this is a fun new adventure for my blog.

It’s moved from blogger.com to a locally hosted site, then to a local wordress install and now gh-pages.

I haven’t migrated the old content and I’m not sure I will. I moved to ghpages because my new provider blocks port 80. I was told that port was for nothing but malicious intents.

This new format allows me to use rake commands to generate new posts, test and deploy along with ties to github. I appreciate the approach because it allows me to work in the tools I would spend all day in if I could. I’m using erb templates and other slick plugins that make sense to me as a developer.

I need to figure out how I want to handle some of the little development I did at the house. I went to dyndns and you have to now pay for the service. I believe you can cancel the trial and still be limited to one host. Which will work for what I want to do. I still need to setup the CNAME aliases to point to different services I run at the house.

Probably the best part about all this is that I’m using VI to create posts.

PS: I’m on a mac and had to add a link to the python 2.7 include dir for rake generate this post. I’m not sure if it’s documented anywhere, but anywo…

rake generate error
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Building site: source -> public
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/System/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/lib/python2.7/site.py", line 565, in <module>
  File "/System/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/lib/python2.7/site.py", line 547, in main
  File "/System/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/lib/python2.7/site.py", line 278, in addusersitepackages
  File "/System/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/lib/python2.7/site.py", line 253, in getusersitepackages
  File "/System/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/lib/python2.7/site.py", line 243, in getuserbase
  File "/System/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/lib/python2.7/sysconfig.py", line 523, in get_config_var
  File "/System/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/lib/python2.7/sysconfig.py", line 419, in get_config_vars
  File "/System/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/lib/python2.7/sysconfig.py", line 298, in _init_posix
IOError: invalid Python installation: unable to open /usr/include/python2.7/pyconfig.h (No such file or directory)
script ln for python
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(fib.coffee) download
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fibonacci = (n) ->
  if n <= 2
    n
  else
    arguments.callee(n - 2) + arguments.callee(n - 1)

for x in [1..10]
  console.log "#{x} : #{fibonacci(x)}"