Thoughts by Frank

OSX El Capitan USB Audio Issue

Does your USB Audio devices sometimes just cut out and stop working causing things like Spotify and YouTube videos to stop playing completely?

April 5, 2016

The Listeners Movie


March 21, 2016

Django Template Variable or Else

Ever had the situation where you wanted to show the value or a Django Template context variable or a blank empty string value? Here is an easy way to do it.

March 9, 2016

Wagtail InlinePanel TypeError

If you've been using Wagtail for awhile, this is an easy problem to run into but a hard one to find the solution to. TypeError: getattr(): attribute name must be string at related = getattr(model, self.relation_name).rel

March 1, 2016

Kansas Legislature Website Problems

Kansas Legislature Website is unusable in Chrome. A browser with over 50% of marketshare.

Jan. 22, 2016

The day I did something

Frank discusses the specific steps he used to get ready to work for himself. Not necessarily a plan, but more a history of what worked for him.

Nov. 29, 2015

Automatically Rebuild Sphinx Docs

Working on a lot of Sphinx documentation? This PyPI module helps auto-rebuild your docs and includes livereload so you can more quickly see your changes.

Sept. 16, 2015

Suicide by the numbers

Suicide and other mental health problems are higher in tech workers than many other fields, yet we seem to recognize and do less than most professions.

Sept. 13, 2015

Ubuntu apt Hash Sum Mismatch


Dec. 9, 2014

carbon-cache supervisord FATAL start

Why carbon-cache having a 'FATAL start' with supervisor, isn't really an error.

Nov. 10, 2014

Interviewed about on

Interview with Frank Wiles, CEO - on CrazyEngineers

April 30, 2014

OSX Shell Clearing Tip

Handy shell tip for clearing the display without losing the current command you're typing.

April 10, 2014

Configuring Mailgun with SaltStack

Quick HOWTO on setting up Mailgun with SaltStack

Feb. 15, 2014

Government tech contracts

Rant on how bad our government contracts have gotten.

Jan. 15, 2014

SaltStack and multiple pip requirements files

Using multiple pip requirements files with SaltStack

Nov. 4, 2013

Easy crontab mistake

A super easy mistake to make when working with a crontab file

May 7, 2013