Where art thou: Converting addresses to latitude and longitude.

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 …

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I didn’t successfully finish Hacktoberfest 2021 and I’m ok with that

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 …

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State Parks App: I made some new APIs for the app

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 …

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Wisconsin is presumably getting more charging?

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 …

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I booked airfare to Italy for the first two weeks of Spring

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 …

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Adding dark mode to your web app

Almost two years ago, I looked at how to use prefers-color-scheme to add “dark mode” to a website.  It isn’t exactly a difficult change to make, so I figured that we could take this week to add it to the State Parks App.  The last time we looked at this, it was supported by everything …

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