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Brian Dukes @briandukes St Louis, MO

I am a web developer working for @EngageSoftware, developing websites on the DNN Platform (a DNN MVP). I also serve Jesus at @LightTheCity.

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I think the #strangeloop diversity scholarships worked! The con feels like a normal human place to be. Not the usual boys club.
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9/17
2014
I'm super stoked! Just shipped my first major feature for @StackExchange and #StackOverflow! http://t.co/q0trXkDJGX
Retweeted by Brian Dukes6 Surprising Bad Practices That Hurt Dyslexic Users - UX Movement http://t.co/wElNFlDfrF
Retweeted by Brian DukesHeat index of 110. There are so many shirtless dudes in L.A. right now it's impossible to tell who's in the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
Retweeted by Brian Dukes@jbogard We do SQL-based migrations, but find it painful to review the history of a particular table or proc. Do you know of any solution?
9/16
2014
If you haven't seen http://t.co/rz3XvNQjZf, it's amazing. Here's @lynnandtonic's explanation of how she did it: https://t.co/xyAOjGGJJX
Retweeted by Brian Dukes@haacked @sbohlen no, git config --global help.autocorrect -1 http://t.co/kAWfCKTTnjboxstarter on codeplex https://t.co/FNP2PFHyUV has officially moved to github https://t.co/DDgMxyFqeX
Retweeted by Brian Dukes“It’s not about the money. It’s about my sanity.” — @notch leaving Mojang http://t.co/lOQPfX1f3m (backup: http://t.co/8mUe9wh5VO)
Retweeted by Brian DukesUsing String Replace in JavaScript by @getify http://t.co/c3Jbsl5cKU
Retweeted by Brian DukesTake part in our CI tools ecosystem research and win a prize! http://t.co/grQncqTg75
Retweeted by Brian DukesUnpopular opinion: different languages on the ‘client’ and the ‘server’ makes writing software easier. Obvious — like a spoon and a fork.
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9/15
2014
@rajadain I used @skitch for that screenshot@kevindente Have you tried the setting where it only does autocomplete after the @ character? http://t.co/A99XTeHMbB"the iPhones 6 and 6 Plus have left their customary 320px ideal viewport size and have 375px and 414px, respectively" http://t.co/eEA2NqEcttBeing mad at your spouse over something you have not told them bothers you is silly. And destructive. #MarriageTip
Retweeted by Brian DukesGrandmas keep accidentally tagging themselves as Grandmaster Flash on Facebook http://t.co/nXjAyiSe5X http://t.co/lZAeNDvBCI
Retweeted by Brian DukesIntroducing the http://t.co/r4pmN2mYCo community Website Working Group, #DNN #DNNCMS http://t.co/vOQAgtl6EC
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9/12
2014
In which I respond to @adactio's uncomfortable excitement about Web Components: https://t.co/hatdsl14EE
Retweeted by Brian DukesNice set of pure CSS loading spinners: http://t.co/Ab0CP3N0ZV Slick to use with :empty selector on container w/ content you’re waiting for.
Retweeted by Brian DukesApple's collaboration with U2 extends all the way back to the iOS 6 launch of their Maps product, where the streets have no name.
Retweeted by Brian Dukes.@adactio on Web Components https://t.co/WCVvYjt4R6
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9/11
2014
Some more details on the #chocolatey Kickstarter - http://t.co/nHKhfoQnMP
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9/10
2014
"Authors are strongly encouraged to view the div element as an element of last resort, for when no other element is suitable" #a11ysummit
Retweeted by Brian DukesWrote up what the hell SHA-1 is, and why Google's pushing the web hard to kill it: https://t.co/XQe7LmoDMB No technical background required.
Retweeted by Brian DukesWhat My Bike Has Taught Me About White Privilege http://t.co/zTSh0joHmG - great analogy that helps put it in perspective. (via @uberbrady)
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9/9
2014
3 of 5 stars to The Year Without Pants by Scott Berkun http://t.co/ymQTkXoeHvThanks for the #DNNHangout summary @WillStrohl, I didn't know there was an up-for-grabs label for #dnncms issues https://t.co/SRiRTi7t6QSomebody asked for an agile checklist. I gave them this: [ ] team continually delivers working software. [ ] team continually improves.
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9/5
2014
Only 30 min until the inaugural monthly #DNN Cmty Hangout. Learn how to get started w/ DNN Blog w/ @pdonker http://t.co/KTKA6TDxx8 #dnncms
Retweeted by Brian DukesBetter word highlighting in diffs: https://t.co/cavN5oPG5b
Retweeted by Brian DukesYou use whiteboard? You wanted it digitized but without paying $15K for it. Here is Rocketboard for your rescue http://t.co/x1293gzkBl
Retweeted by Brian DukesJoin us and our special guest @PDonker for our inaugural Community Hangout today at 12PM PDT http://t.co/U8MPK8yyc1 #dnncms
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9/4
2014
Introducing split diffs: https://t.co/Vgf7bPrwRp
Retweeted by Brian Dukes"It took a while, but I'm pleased to announce that Standard Markdown is now finally ready for public review." http://t.co/EoziJou5kp
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9/3
2014
Add a handy devtools menu shortcut to your toolbar: Hamburger "≡" > Customize > Drag tools button to toolbar. http://t.co/giEzZsuar4
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9/2
2014
Blogged - Project MaVeriCK - An Update #dnncms #mvc http://t.co/xjMWtC9ZIv
Retweeted by Brian DukesIf you are too cheap to buy LastPass they have a free year deal right now: https://t.co/hHg1g0LLYr
Retweeted by Brian DukesFINAL Call for speakers at #DNNCon Palm Beach 2014 TODAY. Get your sessions in ASAP. http://t.co/xR5Oan5W70 #DNN #DNNCMS
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8/29
2014
Really hoping to see some fresh voices presenting at @DNNCon this year http://t.co/Gq8vLGsoqP #dnncms
8/26
2014
Blogged: A Brave New World http://t.co/SndNchnX1M
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8/25
2014
PCMag makes Firefox Editor's choice and does perf, security, tools review of Firefox: http://t.co/bk9ZHWjToR
Retweeted by Brian DukesNeat suggestion from @alaina on hiring "junior" developers, "hire in multiples." Takes roughly same energy from seniors & get 4 Devs in end!
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8/22
2014
If your app doesn't have reproducible builds, you have already failed. http://t.co/bZz4JLrxMc
Retweeted by Brian DukesGoodbye Doesn't Mean Forever... http://t.co/4DWAxGLYZM
Retweeted by Brian DukesSymptom of the immaturity of our industry: I used X wrong and it didn't work, so X is a bad idea.
Retweeted by Brian DukesBlogged: What Does It Mean to Be Open Source? http://t.co/fbG0Y0sPNX
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8/21
2014
Here's my take on how I see recent changes at DNN Corp affect the #DNNCMS community http://t.co/KMFuOGExJF
Retweeted by Brian Dukeshttp://t.co/J9LDwza7Yp @pdonker provides a nice review of the recent changes in #dnncms and what to look forward to in the near futureMy new book (did I tell you I'm DONE?) is available via https://t.co/cMYHjnNnGl E-book will ship very soon; physical book in late September.
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8/19
2014
Looking for some freelance design work... so if you know of any... #thanksinadvance
Retweeted by Brian DukesMy heart's breaking over this gallery... Thanks to the Post Dispatch grabbing some incredible photos http://t.co/VeLddmZWKE
Retweeted by Brian Dukes"We spend so much time learning about rather than learning from. reading stats on people groups rather than having convos with them" @bj116
Retweeted by Brian DukesThis is good. Though I wonder if it's a message that can actually reach people. - I am racist, and so are you. https://t.co/loHoGYkhbl
Retweeted by Brian DukesOur app is slow-compiled in small batches, with minimal optimizations and linking only locally-sourced libraries
Retweeted by Brian DukesArgh, forgot to tweet this earlier: 50% off C# in Depth today, using code dotd081814au at http://t.co/jHjTpjjXLA
Retweeted by Brian DukesWhat would you like on #DNN Platform Roadmap http://t.co/kLYBurbDaH? Add suggestions to enhance #dnncms w/Cmty Voice http://t.co/plUtwEDCBs.
Retweeted by Brian DukesKnockout 3.2.0 is released! http://t.co/bv3MrcNWsm
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8/18
2014
@PowerDNN @StoneSTL @EngageSoftware That was before the coffee had moved, but we're fully caffeinated now@EngageSoftware sets up a temp HQ in the conference room while we wait for our new desks to be wired up. #movingday http://t.co/COavrwym1v
Retweeted by Brian DukesWe've posted our @teamcity notifier for @SlackHQ on GitHub @ http://t.co/xcNvjGpIpc
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8/15
2014
Quick tip: Getting rid of spam users on your #DNN site by @sleuka http://t.co/f8x6GjzWZW #DNNCMS
Retweeted by Brian DukesThe next chapter begins now.... http://t.co/N6mAmJs82r #siliqon
Retweeted by Brian DukesDid someone forget to announce that #DNN 7.3.2 is out? http://t.co/DQ8eDG8jCa
Retweeted by Brian Dukesexpert developer: "this doesnt work, let me remove something"; novice developer: "this doesn't work, let me add something"
Retweeted by Brian DukesThank God for @Thisl his deep love for God, people and his city is shinning! #Ferguson #MikeBrown
Retweeted by Brian DukesI often think about moving from St Louis for music opportunities but events like what our city is experiencing let's me know why I'm here.
Retweeted by Brian DukesCelebrating 10 Years at DNN with a new Job - #dnncms http://t.co/dplTkeeNdH
Retweeted by Brian Dukes@jSheely some of our team is definitely feeling the pain, I'm thankfully not working on the project today (and git-tfs minimizes the pain)@jSheely http://t.co/kjA2S2QiwdCheckout the new DNN Platform Roadmap page http://t.co/ZTcJZjPX2D One of many changes coming to http://t.co/QV2L1ZLrBl community #dnncms
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8/14
2014
3 options for libraries: 1) depend on nothing; risk duplication 2) be broad; risk monolith 3) be modular; risk dependency hell @clintonbegin
Retweeted by Brian DukesThe myth of depression as part of the creative process kept me from getting help for over 40 years. It’s not part of you, it’s KILLING you.
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8/13
2014
Recommended HTML Editor Manager Settings for Your #DNN Site http://t.co/Z8XfSN2EqE #BizTip #CMS #SmallBiz
Retweeted by Brian DukesBlogged: Passing Of The Baton As DNN Moves To The Next Chapter http://t.co/0PGJKod2L1 #dnncms #dotnetnuke
Retweeted by Brian Dukes@sbwalker whoa. We'll definitely miss your leadership, ShaunTurning The Page To Begin A New Chapter In My Life... http://t.co/gStuFyeELv #DotNetNuke #DNN
Retweeted by Brian DukesIt's Patch Tuesday again, peeps! Critical fixes for Flash, Windows, Adobe Reader. Patch 'em if you got 'em. http://t.co/95T1Xno12b
Retweeted by Brian DukesMy new album “Ornithology” is out now! Freely Given —> http://t.co/yFJgREPp5o #HumbleBeast #Foreknownhttp://t.co/mXjmmPQ56g
Retweeted by Brian DukesCompassion doesn't require sameness. Don't have to agree or condone to understand or sympathize. Turn into love #isis #Ferguson #PrayForSTL
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8/12
2014
"Although I don't condone rioting, I understand it. Rioting is the language of the unheard" - MLKjr
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8/11
2014
New SemanticMerge 1.0.67.0 is out today! Some key performance improvements included. Thanks @miryamgsm for cooking this build.
Retweeted by Brian Dukes'Solarize Dark' from this tweet https://t.co/WcdeJdrlOJ is great! Tweet your best themes with #slackthemes and we'll help them get shared.
Retweeted by Brian Dukes@chadvoller hi :-) #stl
8/8
2014
love love love @screenhero's pricing model: free to pair with a paid subscriber. happy a product i depend on has a financial future.
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8/7
2014
Typography in ten minutes http://t.co/ss6X7ceiGm
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8/6
2014
Hm. Non-monospaced fonts for code editors. My gut reaction is “whhhaa” but they do bring up interesting advantages. http://t.co/tHZFoNB7qe
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8/5
2014
Unsurprisingly a core theme of #agile2014 was that Agile works best *if* you actually do it, in the contexts similar to where it was created
Retweeted by Brian DukesHow to solve repetition: 1) Extract shared concept 2) Give it a name 3) Reuse it If impossible to do 1-2 - there’s no repetition #DRY
Retweeted by Brian DukesYay! A new Eloquent JavaScript by @marijnjh http://t.co/NcyE6j6lbH
Retweeted by Brian Dukes3 Chapters of Working Effectively with Unit Tests Free (below). Enjoy? Tweet @wewut for a discount on the full book. https://t.co/jQ6rSXXnet
Retweeted by Brian DukesInspire, Educate, Communicate! Share your ideas for DNNCon sessions until Aug 29th! http://t.co/xG7yURecVj @calltospeakers
Retweeted by Brian Dukes@DotNetNuclear #Windows8 tip: Disable Aero Shake so you don't accidentally cause all of your windows to minimize http://t.co/iTWtmY62rgYou are sending signed Petzold's CODE and Turing Annotated books when you run our Xamarin.Forms app: http://t.co/q1E95RUveV
Retweeted by Brian DukesTell me more about XAML #Petzold at #Xamarin Evolve VKEJU AMDKP; http://t.co/WrsRMURS4n@SSomasegar @VisualStudio The download looks to be fixed nowAnnouncing new Web Features in Visual Studio 2013 Update 3 RTM http://t.co/F1DiSdx4fy
Retweeted by Brian DukesWe are LIVE! http://t.co/GTdbPKZtN0 has officially launched! Register for DNNCon 2014 NOW! http://t.co/9hzE4A8VQ8
Retweeted by Brian Dukes@SSomasegar The @VisualStudio downloads at http://t.co/xuGAk4vCsB are still linking to 2013.2Just Released! Visual Studio 2013 Update 3, Azure SDK 2.4, Windows Phone 8.1 Update and Apache Cordova Tools CTP 2 - http://t.co/B6rkcDwkI7
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8/4
2014
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