The Programming Butler

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Blog posts for 2012


We just finished shipping a six month long milestone on one of our support tools at GitHub. One lesson I learned along the way was focus. continue reading

posted September 7, 2012 by Hoyt

My Trip to Verona

As my plane broke through the clouds, descending into Verona, my eyes were met with seemingly endless farm land, a patchwork quilt, broken up by small patches of trees and wandering erratic roads. continue reading

posted May 19, 2012 by Hoyt

Speaker Deck Goes Full-screen

I'm really excited to let you know that we've added full-screen support to presentations on Speaker Deck. This feature has been percolating for awhile, going thru several iterations before we found a solution that we really liked. continue reading

posted April 4, 2012 by Hoyt


Ever since Hubot was released I've been regular expressing myself. Here is a tool I built to make testing regular expressions in javascript easier. continue reading

posted March 5, 2012 by Hoyt