Rami Abraham

Music, Code, Also Other Things

November 23, 2015


Some days, I find the large workstation a necessity. Video, msuci and audio, as well as front-end development tasks frequently require that amount of space to be productive. There are also days like today, where I realize at once that I’m just using most of the space to “hold” information on things I’ll be doing …

November 18, 2015

Life management for programmers

Like most friends and colleagues, I have countless books on software engineering, mathematics, design, and other related industry topics. Print books, e-books, bookmarked posts, thousands of gists and snippets – both local and remote. What I’d love to see, however, is a concise guide that (as far as I know) has not yet been written. …

October 12, 2015

Tech Conferences for Dummies


What The first portion of this post is a guide, in the format of a FAQ or how-to section. It aims to provide a reference to those that may be experiencing problems at conferences and like events (such as meetups), due to one or more factors of their personality or behavior. Common problems include inappropriate …

October 10, 2015

It’s all just data in the ‘net

When you think about it, it’s all just data in the ‘net. All of us, everything – at our core, we’re all just Java runtime environments, or Ruby to-do apps, or an aging perl script sitting in a dusty sub-directory.

October 10, 2015

Cover Art Collection


Cover Art Collection is a growing repository of cover game art from a variety of retro console video game systems. Presently, all games for NES, SNES, and Sega Genesis systems have been added, with more systems in the works. Note: If you just want a few files, or have code to commit, I recommend using …

October 10, 2015


Depiction of a detergent bottle with a label reading "Industrial-Strength Debuging".

The site codedebugg.in is a project Justin Sternberg and I began this weekend for a session we’re co-presenting at WordCamp Raleigh 2015, titled Industrial Strength Debugging. It’s a topic about which we’re both passionate, and are constantly sharing new tips and tricks. Over the years, we’ve both compiled and shared our debugging methods – we …

September 24, 2015

AffiliateWP: One Year of Quantitative Data, and Related Inferences


Just over a year ago, I sat with Pippin Williamson in the dining room of a large Victorian home on the campus of a college in Omaha – the venue for the first WordCamp Omaha. He was showing me his most recent symphony – AffiliateWP – a product he launched that April, with a mysterious New Zealand gentleman I’d …

September 8, 2015

LCARS: Beautiful Art, Bad UI


During lunch today, I de-activated LCAR_S here, and re-activated my old theme. Until April of this year, I hadn’t had time to work on my personal site since late 2012. Sure, I say that the day after I created a fake startup called FART, but I realized my recently-launched re-design of this site – LCAR_S …

August 30, 2015

A note on @NotetoSelf


My 100% favorite podcast right now is Note To Self. Most notably, it forces me to address principles and ethics that initially stirred my interest in programming as a child. As our species spirals ever closer to The Singularity and the infamous post-privacy Orwellian dystopia we’ll bequeath our children, projects like this pull me from the haze …

August 6, 2015

A Comprehensive Guide to Visual Composer Usage in WordPress


Hi! Today, I have some concise notes on how to best make use of the Visual Composer plugin for WordPress. The focus in this short tutorial is to maximize basic compatibility with other WordPress plugins and the active theme(s) on a site, as well as some general performance gains you’ll notice after following this tutorial. Let’s get …

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