What are koans and how can they help level up your dev game?

A koan is a story, dialogue, question, or statement which is used in Zen practice to provoke the “great doubt” and to practice or test a student’s progress in Zen.  In the Zen school of Rinzai, the use of koans (often a paradoxical statement) is used to initiate the internal socratic method in the students, …

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Comparing and contrasting Bulma and Bootstrap

I haven’t been shy in the past about how I have really prefer Bulma over Bootstrap.  I wanted to use this week’s post to compare and contrast the two and hopefully reset my opinion of Bootstrap.  So, how am I going to do that?  I am going to create a webform using Bulma and then …

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Are you still working on the State Parks app?

Yup, I am. Last year, I posted a lot about how I was building a state parks app to help with my goal of eventually visiting every park in the Wisconsin State Parks system.  The most recent post was around November, though.  Well, I am working on the app again and I am hoping to …

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Learning Laravel: Composer and The Laravel Installer

I spent years writing Laravel code at UWM but you might have noticed that I almost never wrote anything on this blog about it.  I am hoping to address that here and now.  If you don’t already know, Laravel is a free, open-source PHP web framework, intended for the development of web applications following the …

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I’m speaking at That Conference Wisconsin, this year

Update (July 12, 2022): Well, heck. I just heard this morning that they are moving my talk to September 15’s THAT Online – September. The problem is that I land in Delhi, India at 1pm (local time) on Sept 15th.   So, I am speaking at That Conference.  I will be giving the talk “Locating your user …

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Learning Tailwind: Borders, Shapes and Backgrounds

A few weeks ago, I started a series where I planned to cover Tailwind to the best of my ability.  Over the years, I have used Bootstrap and Bulma a heck of a lot but I wanted to branch out a little.  Today’s post is going to cover borders, shapes, and backgrounds.  Let’s get started.

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