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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How to use regex and vue to validate form input

I haven’t talked about regular expressions much on this blog and that is mainly because I don’t feel like I understand the topic enough.  We are going to work on that, today.  Regular expressions (or regex) are patterns used to match character combinations in strings.  There are regex strings to test for valid phone numbers, …

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Three ways to create a modal dialog

Today, we are going to look at three ways to add a modal dialog to your app.  The first option just uses CSS and JavaScript (no special libraries).  The second option uses Bootstrap (a topic that I haven’t touched in a few years).  The third and final option uses Bulma.  I looked back at my …

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Did you know that the blockquote element has a cite attribute?

This is going to be a fairly quick post.  I was reading some developer documentation recently and noticed that the blockquote element in HTML has an attribute for citing the source for that blockquote. See the Pen Blockquote Cite by Joe Steinbring (@steinbring) on CodePen. It doesn’t seem to surface that citation in the rendered …

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How to use the UFW (Uncomplicated Firewall) in linux

Firewall configuration isn’t always a very easy thing in linux.  I know that I have felt a bit intimidated, in the past.  UFW (uncomplicated firewall) is meant to make it much easier.  UFW is a configuration tool that runs on top of iptables.  In this post, I am hoping to go over how to use …

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I have made 83 kiva loans in 72 countries and I’m not sure what to do next

A decade ago, I watched a ted talk about Kiva and made my first kiva loan.  The first few loans were kind of random but I eventually settled on the goal of giving a loan in every country.  Kiva officially works with lenders in 76 countries and I typically gave one loan per month, so …

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Two ways to make a pure CSS image carousel

Recently, I was doom-scrolling twitter when I came across a tweet that claimed that you can build an image carousel using just two lines of CSS.  I liked the tweet and then thought to myself “I can’t sleep, right now.  Why not try it out?” CSS Tip 💡 Create image Carousel using two lines of …

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