Snowflake

Random ramblings about random stuff

Jim Bauwens

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Monitoring your node.js (with Express) application using websockets

I’m currently developing a node.js based application and I need to deploy it on a cluster where I can’t obtain console logs from. While I develop and test on my local computer, there are always things that can go wrong on the cluster (for example caused by differences in software versions). So I quickly threw some components together that allowed me to follow my node.js app logs in real time… Read More

Almost there!

I’m currently working on my final papers for college. It has already been three years – next month I will be graduating. It seems odd that it has been so long, I can recall the day I started as if it were yesterday. Anyway that’s all :P

Dynamically accessing data fields in LINQ using Expression trees

For a certain project I’m working on I needed a way to filter data in a LINQ query (LINQ to Entities) based on input given by the user. The user has to be able to select a certain property and compare that to given values. The property names are fetched from the entity class using reflexion and listed in a dropdown input control. The next step would be to somehow use the selected value in my.. Read More

Rendering fractals using CSS3 and HTML (without the help of JavaScript)

Some time ago I was captivated by the capabilities of CSS3. Although I didn’t (and still don’t) like designing websites and messing around with CSS (seriously, who likes spending hours trying to center objects properly) I noticed that the language itself had quite some power. That was when all sorts of mad ideas started popping in my head. Would it be possible to create a turing machine with only CSS and.. Read More