Things I love about Brunch, a less talked about build tool

From looking at Grunt's pages-long configuration (*shudder*) to writing a Gulp buildfile (*exasperated sigh*), Brunch felt like a much needed breath of fresh air. Here are some things I love about this less talked about build tool.


Writing and deploying a super simple Twitterbot

After tiring myself out emailing my ISP over and over for a refund, I decided to write a super simple twitterbot reminding @RCommCare at 8 a.m. everyday about the number of days it has been since they have not sent me my refund. A fun little hour…


Livereloading in Gulp without a browser extension

The fever over task-runners like Grunt, Gulp and Broccoli has largely died in 2017 due to superior alternatives such as Webpack. However, if you're like me, you're still using Gulp simply because it works for you and you're not working on big projects or in big teams to necessitate the change to Webpack.


Google Photos, sadly, has its limitations

My relationship with Google Photos has been ambivalent. I loathed it, then used it as my backup tool while third-party galleries from the Play Store were a mainstay, and finally -- Photos won me over. I had to delete all my Gmail attachments and…


How to fix ALPS touchpad on Lenovo Z510 running Ubuntu 14.04

Last month, after a lot of searching, I was led to he1per’s repository , which someone from the open-source community was kind enough to point to. Unfortunately, it didn’t work. It was said to work despite errors. This was unsettling. The code…