Living with an electric car in Wisconsin: The Battery

One of my big concerns when I bought my 2016 VW e-Golf was how long the battery pack would last.  As we established in the previous e-Golf post, if it lasts as my daily driver for 5 years, it should effectively pay for itself.  I’m not terribly worried about the battery degrading that fast. Fully …

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3 ways to concatenate strings with JavaScript

I genuinely thought that I had covered this topic already.  It appears that the closest that I came was “PHP: Fun with strings” (back in 2014), so let’s do it now? See the Pen String concatenation in JavaScript by Joe Steinbring (@steinbring) on CodePen. The three methods that I’m using about are concat(), “[string 1] …

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Fixing JWS.app: The “Superfeed” (Part 1)

One of the goals for JWS.app was for it to pull in activity from a bunch of sources and update itself.  That is the reason why I created the “superfeed”.  Let’s start by looking at its current state. See the Pen JWS.app – Superfeed (Before) by Joe Steinbring (@steinbring) on CodePen. Getting the content from …

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Living with an electric car in Wisconsin: The Price

As I mentioned in a previous post, I bought my 2016 VW e-Golf for $10,640 but it wasn’t the first electric car that I looked at.  Before that, I tried to lease a 2019 Hyundai Ioniq EV but no dealer anywhere near me was willing to provide one.  At the time, they were offering them …

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Fixing JWS.app: Turning our attention to the footer

I have never been fond of the footer on JWS.app but I’ve been unsure what to use, there. After addressing the elements at the top of the page, it makes sense to turn our attention to the very bottom of the page.  Considering how much we have leveraged Bulma so far, it also makes sense …

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Fixing JWS.app: Styling the content on the page

Previously, we have looked at the navigation bar, the hero image, and the combination of the two.  I figured that next natural step is to look at how to style the content on the page.  I want to add some sort of visually pleasing container and Bulma‘s box class seems to be a good option. …

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Why I don’t recommend buying a new cell phone

In September 2018, I bought a 128gb Pixel 2 off of eBay for $439.  In November 2018, I bought a 128gb Pixel 3 off of Google’s Play Store for $949.34.  That’s a difference of $510.34 and the Pixel 3 is just not $510.34 more phone than the Pixel 2.  I bought it during a 1-day …

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Fixing JWS.app: What if we merged the nav bar with the hero image?

Previously, we looked at using Bulma to improve the nav bar and we looked at ways we could improve the hero image.  I figured that this week, we would combine the two. See the Pen JWS.app – Hero with Nav by Joe Steinbring (@steinbring) on CodePen. I kind of like this look but the nav …

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