Category Archives: Debugging

Close To Wit’s End

I should know better than to try editing/testing code on this particular computer/network. Stuff that works anywhere else doesn’t work here. So, it might be that. But this new script is so simple. But, if it works, then I make … Continue reading

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Merde! Merde! Merde! Merde! Merde! Merde! Merde! Merde! Merde!

Or, if Napoleon (as quoted in Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure) isn’t your thing and you prefer German historical figures (as recorded for posterity in Inglorious Basterds) … Nein! Nein! Nein! Nein! Nein! Nein! Or, if you voted for Trump … JavaScript is rigged. Bad! I was … Continue reading

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variables == “pain in my butt”

I just don’t get this global variables and hoisting and scope business. Actually, I do. I really do. I just don’t understand why changing the value of a global variable in a function doesn’t change the value of the global … Continue reading

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When Bugs Are Fun

Been making a lot of progress on RockinJS (the lame name I have for the JavaScript version of my little program that uses the Spotify API). I spend a lot of time fixing and changing things but these aren’t the … Continue reading

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423 Errors and I Couldn’t Be Happier

This new JavaScript & jQuery version of my Python project with the Spotify API continues to go well. The fact that I even began writing big chunks of code between tests and those chunks passed those tests is a real confidence … Continue reading

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Jay Pride Parade

I am so freaking proud of this dynamic PDF using templates with dynamic menus and what I’ll call “smart redaction” I just can’t stand it. I feel more creative, powerful, geeky, as well as downright handsome and sexy because of this … Continue reading

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It’s Always Your Fault

I reminded my students of this all the time. Often, right after they–or a second pair of eyes–found their mistake. It’s never the computer. It’s not the Internet and it’s not even your code: your code is probably working just … Continue reading

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