17 Jan 2019

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.

14 Nov 2018

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.

17 Apr 2018

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.

06 May 2017

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.

21 Mar 2017

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. 👏

23 May 2016

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.

09 Jan 2016

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.

24 Jul 2015

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.

23 Jul 2015

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.

01 Jul 2015

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.