Two is Too Many

Engineer, cat herder and CodingGrace helper

  • Quick update on ELMO-8 and Elm 0.18

    Super quick update on ELMO-8: Elm 0.18 came out and brings some really interesting debugging options (yay!) Elm 0.18 came out and not all of ELMO-8’s dependencies have updated yet (boo!

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  • ELMO-8: Now With Fonts

    Quick update: cute 8-bit fonts work in ELMO-8 now. Thanks to WebGL Fundamentals for the correct matrix footwork (WebGL 2D Matrices). I never bothered to get the correct font metrics, and I’m torn as to whether it’s worth doing.

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  • Working on ELMO-8

    I’ve been busy over the past few months working on various different things (and a job change!). I helped give a workshop at Joy of Coding 2016 which aspired to build a small platformer using Elm.

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  • Elm 0.17 at Elm Dublin Meetup May 2016

    I gave a talk on Elm 0.17 in the Dublin Elm Meetup group, it was meant to be a brief introduction but turned into a really good Q&A session. Thanks everyone for all the excellent questions!

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  • Elm 0.17 Is Out!

    The long awaited update to Elm is out, 0.17. This release features a huge simplification of aspects which people (ok, me) found confusing, making it much easier to wire together components.

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  • Elm @ DublinJS February 2016

    I gave a short Elm talk to the DublinJS meetup, extolling the virtues of functional programming. To be honest, I was expecting a very hostile audience but it was super friendly (yay!

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  • Oops, I Elm Tutorial'd Again

    So I got “tricked” into running another Elm tutorial. This time I tried to focus more on Signals and the graphics, and less on HTML. Overall I think it went better, but everyone (including me) ran out of steam after the food arrived, so I should have stopped it there.

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  • Shonky Network Setup of the Day

    So, here I am helping another GameCraft, this time I’m hoping to write a simple game using my shiny new Flotilla on my Raspberry Pis. First problem: connecting to the network for stuff.

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  • Elm Workshop

    Argh, the irony: just lost a draft of a blog post on my @elmlang workshop due to a Javascript undefined error! — Michael Twomey (@micktwomey) December 5, 2015

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  • Why I like Terraform: It's a DAG with state

    After a fairly frustrating evening trying to get a service configured on a pet project (I won, Nomad is now running) I’ve realised what’s been bugging me about Ansible (I think this applies to Chef, Puppet and Salt too, don’t quote me on that though): it doesn’t store any state, nor does it come up with a plan.

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