Back in April, I visited Aztalan State Park and despite the recent death of my truck, I still want to continue with my plan to visit every state park in the Wisconsin State Parks system. My first thought when I set the goal was to just track it on my main website. While that works, …Continue reading "State Parks App: The Plan"
On June 6 of 2016, I started working for the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee again. It genuinely feels like I just started yesterday. When I started at UWM, I had been writing ColdFusion code for a decade and I was looking for a little bit of a reset. I was explicitly looking for something that …Continue reading "Five years at UWM"
This year was meant to be the year where I made a number of high-cost, high-reward upgrades. After the extremely harsh winter, I knew that I needed to install a level-2 car charger and to buy a pickup truck to do the kind of things that a small electric hatchback can’t do. I also knew …Continue reading "Joe added solar panels to his house"
Back in 2011, I wrote a post about my top 5 favorite podcasts. I figured that a decade later, an update was in order. Since 2015, I have apparently listened to 108 days, 3 hours of podcasts so I definitely know what I like. This time, I want to try to break it out a …Continue reading "Joe’s Favorite Podcasts"
Almost exactly two months after buying a cheap pick-up truck, it catastrophically broke. It was parked in my driveway (with me actively working on it) when a branch from one of the trees along the street broke, fell through the windshield, and smashed the dashboard. This was exactly one week after I paid Best Buy …Continue reading "My truck got a little smashed"
I am slightly surprised that I haven’t done a post on this, yet. My intention with this blog post is to simply show how to layer text on-top of an image.Continue reading "How to add text on-top of an image"
Back in December, I was talking about posting regularly on this blog but there hasn’t been any new posts since March. So, what happened? Back in April, I started looking at moving the blog over to Jekyll or Gatsby. After a few weekends of research, I decided that this was too complicated for a hobby …Continue reading "What happened, Joe?"
One of the things that I tried to add to my website, last summer was a map that showed what countries I had visited. I was never able to come up with a solution that I really liked but this week’s little experiment might fit the need. You might remember from our previous Mapbox post …Continue reading "Showing countries on a map using Mapbox"
Back in May 2020, I bought a VW e-Golf and got rid of my trusty Subaru Impreza. Since then, I had been living without an ICE car in my life. For the most part, it has worked out well but the extreme cold and deep snow over the past month had gotten me thinking. More …Continue reading "I bought a cheap pick-up truck"
Two weeks ago, we looked at how to embed a Mapbox map on a website. I figured that this time, we would look at how to mark a location on a map. We are going to look at two methods: dropping a pin on a map to show a location and drawing a shape to …Continue reading "Showing a location on a map using Mapbox"