Back in 2019 (before the pandemic was a thing), I arranged to go to India and Nepal in April 2020 and then I rescheduled it for October 2021 before giving up, completely. Relatively recently, I booked airfare and accommodations to see Italy in 2022. I figured that despite the fact that India very recently reopened …Continue reading "Planning for Italy: Day trip options in Rome"
Previously, we have covered how to identify where the user is, based upon navigator.geolocation and based upon their IP address (there are definitely ways to make IP-based geolocation suck less). I figured that in today’s post, we would look at how to go from an arbitrary physical location (zip code or city name) to latitude …Continue reading "Where art thou: Converting addresses to latitude and longitude."
There are times when it is very important to know as much as you can about the user of your application. A good example is how I need to know where the user physically is in order to calculate the distance between them and the park in the state parks app. Another example is if …Continue reading "How to know your user"
Last month, I said that I was going to give Hacktoberfest a try this year. Now that the month is over, I can say that I didn’t successfully make four contributions. As it turns out, it was a little more intimidating of a task than I thought it would be and working on things like …Continue reading "I didn’t successfully finish Hacktoberfest 2021 and I’m ok with that"
Making your forms look less “straight out of the box” is sometimes just as simple as adding a border-radius to things. In this quick post, I figured that I would show the power of it.Continue reading "How to use border-radius to round the corners of inputs, buttons, and divs"
Last week, I wrote about creating a cloudflare worker. When I created that worker, I knew that I wanted to leverage that for the state parks app. This week, I created three new workers: one to get the user’s location, one to get the list of parks, and one to get an individual park. Let’s …Continue reading "State Parks App: I made some new APIs for the app"
If my count is correct, this is my 1000th post on this blog. Since the blog just turned 10 years old, that means that I have been averaging 100 posts per year but there have been years where I only posted one or two things for the whole year.Continue reading "1000th Blog Post!"
One of my largest pandemic purchases was a 2016 VW e-Golf and it is a great car but the relatively limited transportation in the great state of Wisconsin means that longer trips aren’t really doable. Since I am neither a traveling salesman nor a political candidate, that doesn’t tend to be an issue but if …Continue reading "Wisconsin is presumably getting more charging?"
I found myself trying to figure out how to do an interface consisting of a series of cards that slide off to the side as you finish them. Let’s start by looking at the sample app before the addition of the sliding magic.Continue reading "Sliding transitions, using Vue and Bulma"
In 2018, I visited China and in 2019, I went a little crazy and visited England (twice), France (twice), Germany, Switzerland, Morocco, and Spain. In 2020, I wanted to see India and Nepal but the global covid pandemic killed that plan and in the end, it wasn’t even in the card for 2021. At one …Continue reading "I booked airfare to Italy for the first two weeks of Spring"