Medium: Don’t eject your Create React App
I discuss drawbacks and alternatives to ejecting your Create React App, and reasons that you might want to avoid it.
Medium: Talks Worth Watching @ React Conf 2018
We’ve been using Angular since beta 16. After putting a few projects into production, we’ve come up with a set of ground rules to help build applications with Angular.
Medium: Build tools you can trust, not just use
Building and deploying web applications are more complex than they have ever been. We have transpilation, automated tests, continuous integration, continuous deployment, automated database migrations, and more. Unfortunately, the tools we use oftentimes don’t fit together nicely.
Fixing a Kenmore 80 Series Dryer
I couldn’t find any decent guides online on how to fix a heating up, but non-spinning Kenmore dryer, so here’s my attempt at filling that void. I have a Kenmore 80 series dryer, so depending on your dryer and parts, you may have an easier or harder process.
Medium: Building maintainable Angular applications
The variety of unique projects and experiences presented this year is not only valuable technicalally, but also for insight into how developers all over the world use React. Each of them deserves recognition for the hard work they put in. 👏
I participated as a front end developer for the project of building Trumpet.ca, which is a new review platform which encourages breivity and honesty through transparency.
How to get a free Stripe t-shirt, AKA stop exposing your API keys
I’m probably preaching to the choir with this post, but it should be pretty obvious that if you ever commit one of your secret API keys to your git repository and push it, you should reset that key.
Smart Mirror - The Frame
In September I spent a day building the frame for the mirror. I’m no good at woodworking, so it’s a bit rough around the edges (literally). Maybe someday I’ll have the skills to rebuild, but it’s pretty good for now.
Smart Mirror - The Mirror
Finding a two-way mirror wasn’t particularly difficult, all I had to do was call up a few places, get estimates, get some samples, and then buy the one that looked the best. You can see in the picture below one of my samples as well as the mirror I went with.
Smart Mirror - The Monitor
After I bought the Raspberry Pi, and the Hover, the next step was to get an appropriate monitor. The monitor I went with is the AOC E2476VWM6, which isn’t a great monitor for daily usage since the colour isn’t great, and only has HDMI and VGA ports.
Smart Mirror - Intro
I’ve been working on making my own take on the Magic Mirror, which was originally done by Michael Teeuw. It’s been done many times by other people, but mine is going to be a little bit different and a little bit more complicated.
This is the back-end for my smart mirror. It displays the current time, weather, and some news stories. It also has integration for gesture controls, so you can wave you hand near the mirror and have it do stuff.
Project: Sirius Playlists
A web service that scrapes the Sirius XM ‘now playing’ data, finds it on youtube, and plays as it is scraped. It’s a makeshift free internet satellite radio service, with just the music.
A simple table selector for the website tablefinder.info. The goal was to allow a small group of users select seats at a table for an event.
This bot is for retrieving posts from Reddit, parsing them, and then generating a calendar that automatically gets uploaded to the subreddit.