NPM5 Breaks Gulp

If your project builds using gulp, I highly recommend against upgrading to the latest npm5 update.

One of our developers updated to the latest npm and is now unable to run any gulp tasks on CLI version 3.9.1 and Local version 3.9.1.

The issue looks to have occurred when pacote was upgraded. The solution looks to be in the works and will be available once npm@5.0.2 is released according to this npm issue.

Going keto in 2016

Roughly two months back I decided to swap up my diet once again, this time diving head first into keto. If you don’t know what keto is, this /r/keto FAQ sums it up in a straight forward yet concise matter. The gist being that you replace eating carbs with fats. I’ve always adhered to a low sugar/processed foods diet so it wasn’t that big of a change for me but the results that I’ve seen thus far are fucking phenomenal.

I’ve dropped 10lbs in overall weight, 2 inches on my waist, and have been able to maintain all of my lifts in the gym. Also I don’t get groggy during the day, sleep comes easily, and I’m much more focused.

Oh and I eat foods like this on a daily basis:

The hardest part so far has been avoiding all of the armchair dietitians (i.e. everyone) less I want to get into a 30min debate about why their 45lb overweight ass is eating ‘healthier’ than I am (read this).


I do get cravings every once in a while for birthday cake flavored sweet stuff but I’m also doing this thing where I’m a grown ass man and do what I have to do to reach my goals. #goalLife

New Years, New Goals?


I’ve never been one to be affected by the changing of the calendar year. I don’t think I have that compartmental mental construct that’s affected by what special day it is whether if it’s my birthday or some anniversary. I also don’t worry about setting New Years’ resolutions because, one, I never follow through, and two, it’s generally far too broad and devoid of a plan when I set it which reinforces the first reason. Plus, this article on the internet agrees with me.

That being said, I am a big believer in developing habits and acquiring new skills. Any sort of goals that I might set are generally short to mid-term revolving around those two targets. I also don’t like sharing what my goals are until after I’ve accomplished them, here’s why:

Bam. Thank you shiny man.

That’s it.