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2022
Jan 01, 2022
Excited to join LeafLink as Senior Director of Engineering! 🎉

I know there's going to be lots of jokes, but jokes aside, I'm excited to build out platform and integration domains for a rapidly growing industry!
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Senior Director of Engineering, LeafLink
2021
Dec 30, 2021
https://github.com/withfig/autocomplete/pull/793

I started working on another fig.io autocomplete a few weeks ago for AWS Copilot CLI, and it finally made enough sense to get merged!

There's other enhancements to this specification I'd like to make, such as adding generators for suggestions based on the project's choices, like service or environment names, but my current TypeScript capabilities weren't up for the challenge right then.
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Dec 28, 2021
I published a technical piece on Container-to-Container Communication, examining three different architectures on how processes might communicate in a given application stack.

The post remained on the Hackernews homepage for 4+ hours and garnered a fun bit of comments, as well as some good details on Twitter and other chat communities I'm in.

The article received over 5,000 views in less than 24 hours.

https://www.miketheman.net/2021/12/28/container-to-container-communication/
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Dec 22, 2021
https://github.com/withfig/autocomplete/pull/798

I have been playing around recently with the fig.io command line autocomplete tool.

It's pretty nice, and the core team have made it pretty easy to get started with contributions. Their docs site is pretty extensive, and they are pretty responsive on Discord.

My first contribution was reporting a problem with their `git` autocomplete, and they pointed me at solving it myself, which I did.

Then I added a couple of missing options to the `pyenv` autocomplete.

When I noticed that there was no autocomplete for pre-commit, I decided I'd try a more complex example, and figured it out.

This included parsing the local projects' `.pre-commit-config.yaml` file and generate suggestions to the user based on the hooks enabled in the config.

Keep an eye on this project - it's definitely a useful tool in any coder's toolbox.
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Dec 18, 2021
Ended my journey as Enterprise Architect at Warby Parker!

It's been. a wild ride, and I've done a lot of different things.

Now it's time to take a break, and then do the next thing.
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Enterprise Architect, Warby Parker
Dec 01, 2021
(TL,DR: link)

I recently decided to invest a little time in the Python Package Index website, which is widely used by almost any project using Python in some fashion.

The main engine is called warehouse, and is open source, written mostly in Python and JavaScript.

There's only a few core maintainers, and they do the hard work on deciding when something is done, as well as helping newer contributors get involved.

I came across a few things that I figured I could help with, and took on a two-year old feature request to provide a keyboard shortcut to activate the search field.

Here's the final outcome, merged today:

https://github.com/pypa/warehouse/pull/10395
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