Siri, add toilet paper to the shopping list

The Reminders app on iOS and Mac has quickly become one of my favorite apps, mostly due to its integration with Siri and the ability to share lists with my wife.

January 7, 2013 app, mac

Convert a GitHub Issue Into a Pull Request

A little-known-feature of the GitHub API is the ability to attach changes to an issue, converting it into a pull request. The hub command, a wrapper around git that makes it more GitHub aware, allows you to easily do this.

November 9, 2012 github

Add helper methods to your Rails console

If you use the console on your production application with any regularity, then having helpers for your application is a must! I use the console on Speaker Deck often to debug issues processing PDFs. I almost always start by finding a user by their username or a talk by its URL, so I added helpers to make it brainless.

November 8, 2012 rails, speakerdeck

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I am Brandon Keepers. I build Internet things, usually with Ruby or JavaScript. I work at GitHub and live in Holland, MI.