Back in , while I was seated at a developer conference gawking as Paul Irish was teaching us about the foamy rules of rabid tools I also learned about building single-page apps with Backbone.js. BrowserSync wasn’t a thing yet, and most engineers I knew had never even heard of CoffeeScript and SublimeText. And hardly anyone I knew at the time in Chicago was using GitHub.

I installed DOSBox on my Raspberry Pi today so I could play one of my favorite childhood games: Ultima Underworld - The Stygian Abyss. You can learn more about this game on Abandonia. If you like what you see, follow this guide to set it up on your RPi and be instantly transported back in time with this 1992 retro classic.

I’m learning how to run IRC on my Raspberry Pi so I can have a distraction in my lab. The setup I’ve got is pretty spartan, but that’s what I was going for on a $35 Linux box running off an 8GB SD card. You can do this too! It’s simple and fun. Why not give it a shot?

On LastPass getting hacked

I’ve long encouraged individuals to use a password manager. While I was working my first job out of college, before smartphones as we know them today even existed, I worked for a company that had decentralized authorization to pretty much all of their systems. Lotus Notes, Mainframe, Exchange and some other internal tools all required their own passwords from users, each on a rotating password policy — requiring employees change their passwords every 90 days.

Slack Stack Attack

Since the day I started using Slack at my last company I marveled at the composition of the application and how it ran both on Web and native desktop environments using a native wrapper around Web. I spent a little time trying to reverse-engineer the stack to understand what it was building on top of, deducing only it wasn’t using NW.js. So, what then? I queried colleagues and Twitterverse only to come up empty-handed. And then, as things sometimes are in the world of discovery, I stumbled across a repo starred by @sindresorhus and there it was: Electron.