Patrick Oscity

Software Craftsman

Recent Blog Posts

Offline Ruby/Rails Documentation

18 May 2014

Undoubtedly, we software developers spend a good portion of our time reading documentation, often online. Recently, I have been traveling a lot and although I have my mobile phone set up for tethering, the internet connection is very fragile at times. Waiting for pages to load forever is not really... Read more »

Turbolinks with Jekyll

29 Apr 2014

Turbolinks is a great way to improve the perceived rendering speed of a web page. It was built for Rails, but I was wondering whether it would be possible to use it with Jekyll, which powers this very site. Good news: It turned out to be incredibly simple! Here are... Read more »

Building A Fast Mercurial Prompt

19 Oct 2013

I recently switched from ZSH to FISH and I took this as an opportunity to clean up my dotfiles and fix all the things that should have been fixed a long time ago. A major issue with my old configuration was that the prompt rendered really slowly (~0.5s) after I... Read more »