At work, I use webpack all the time but it is with laravel. On this blog, I haven’t written much about laravel (something that I eventually want to correct). I do want to address the deficit of webpack content today, though.Continue reading "Playing with the Vue CLI and Webpack"
Last year, I talked about the e-bike that I bought back in 2018 with the goal of having something to comfortably commute to and from work. 2700 miles later, I’m not using it to bike to work as much. Part of that is the fact that I have spent the past 18 months working from …Continue reading "Squeaky bike is squeaky"
It has been a little while since I last played around with a NoSQL database on the blog. Back in 2014, I wrote a few posts about CouchDB and over the years, I have done a bit with Firebase. Today’s topic is going to be MongoDB.Continue reading "MongoDB (Part 1): Getting Started"
Over the past few weeks, I have mainly been posting content related to the State Parks App and work on that project is not stopping at all but there is some additional content that I really want to work into the weekly schedule. Last week, I posted an update about my preferred coding tools and …Continue reading "The summer 2021 blogging forecast"
Last year, I wrote the post “My preferred tools for coding” and I figured that this was a good time to update that list. A lot of this stuff is also listed on the resources page of my main website.Continue reading "My prefered tools for coding (2021 Update)"
This is going to be a pretty quick post. I am really excited to announce that I just accepted a new job at Bader Rutter, here in Milwaukee. Bader Rutter is an almost 50-year-old full service agency with offices in Milwaukee and Chicago. I am joining their team as a senior full-stack developer.Continue reading "I accepted a new job!"
One of the things that are most important to me for phase 1 of the state parks app is to have the list of parks be sorted by how far the user is from the park. After all, Tower Hill State Park might be interesting but if you live 4 hours away, you aren’t likely …Continue reading "How to sort a list of locations by how close they are to you"
Previously, we have looked at the plan for the State Parks app and how I used a Google Sheets document as the back-end for the thing. The next step is to set up a new git repo and hosting. In an earlier day, I might be spinning up a DigitalOcean or Google Cloud VM but …Continue reading "State Parks App: Hosting and Code Management"
Previously, we took a look at my plan to build an app to track state parks. The first step towards phase 1 of the plan is to have some solid data, so we need to build an API. Last year, we looked at building a JSON API using Google Sheets. I don’t see any reason …Continue reading "State Parks App: The API"
You might have remembered that a few months ago, I bought a cheap 2007 Chevy Colorado and then two months later, it was totalled by a tree branch. Since then, I also found what remains of it for sale on a copart lot. Well, I managed to finally buy a replacement truck. I got a …Continue reading "I bought a cheap pick-up truck … again"