GIMP as a screenshot tool for Linux Feb. 15, 2020
Windows and MacOS have several good options for taking screenshots. The one I like a lot on my Mac is Monosnap but they did not have a solution for Linux until recently. I tried shutter which seems to be the current leader but it has some drawbacks. I finally discovered GIMP had a screenshot mechanism and I'm going to show you how to use it.
Emacs org-mode for Developers Feb. 8, 2020
Emacs org-mode is many things, it can be a completely different tool for different people. It can be a simple note capture tool, it can do simple tables or complex spreadsheets, todos and checklists, and much more. In this article we are going to talk about ways you can utilize this amazing tool as a "developer".
Portfolio: Schedule an event Feb. 2, 2020
I ran across an interesting UI that I wanted to try and replicate with React: https://dribbble.com/shots/9357635-Schedule-Demo-Exploration. Come learn about my attempt to recreate it with React. This was a fun project and one of my goals was to learn more about React "hooks".
Emacs vs Vscode Feb. 19, 2019
I haven’t really been using Emacs for all that long. I’m really a VIM user when it comes down to it, but there is one thing that vim is missing, a standardized package manager and a package repository. Sure there are package managers and I guess you could count vim.org/scripts as somewhat of a repository but generally speaking I find myself googling for some functionality and finding a repository in Github that I can pull in with one of the various different package managers that have sprung up to fill the gap.
Pi Wall Project April 6, 2018
A while back I acquired a Raspberry PI from the recruiter that got me my current job. I wasn’t sure what to do with it for a while but I eventually ran across a wall-board someone had made, I believe it was this one https://imgur.com/gallery/z94Vr. I thought it was a fabulous idea so I set out to build my own.
Time to Convert to Https March 21, 2018
I recently learned of Google’s plan to start marking all http sites as “not secure” recently and decided to do something about my own. I’m not really sure why all sites need to be HTTPS but who am I to argue with Google. It turns out that because I’m on AWS that HTTPS is yet another benefit, another bullet in the list of possibilities that one has available to them.
Aws Codestar Feb. 28, 2018
When I decided to start this blog I had to spend some time figuring out a few things like where I wanted to host it. I’ve always been a fan of AWS, I’ve been using it in some fashion ever since it came out. So when I was registering my domain in Route53 this thing called CodeStar under the Services list caught my eye. Then I read the first line of the description.
Starting a New Blog Feb. 24, 2018
I'm constantly learning new things. I'm a Frontend Engineer by trade and that space is constantly evolving. I've always liked the idea of blogging, but I've never really done much of it. Part of the reason is that I really like my editor (Emacs). I don't like the idea of typing a bunch of text into a textarea as in for a blog post for a couple of reasons. First, it doesn't have vim bindings. I can barely type anymore if vim bindings are not present.