Previously, we built an API for the State Parks App, using Google Sheets and we set up hosting for the thing. The next step is to actually write the first bit of the thing. When we created the API, we also wrote a little vue.js proof of concept that loops over the data and outputs …Continue reading "State Parks App: Let’s actually build something"
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"
So, you want to add a map to your website but you don’t want to (or can’t) use Google Maps? Luckily, you have a few options. The one that we are looking at today is Mapbox (which uses OpenStreetMap data). Mapbox has the benefit of a generous free tier (unlike Google Maps), and it’s pretty …Continue reading "You can add a map to your website without using google maps!"
Since the Android 11 update bricked my Pixel 3 in September, I have been in a weird place with my phone. For two months, I was using the iPhone 8. For one month, I was using the Moto G Fast. I didn’t like either phone as much as I liked my Pixel 3. I finally …Continue reading "Thoughts on the Pixel 4a 5g"
You don’t necessarily need to write server-side code for everything. Sometime there is a much easier solution. Did you know that you can use Google Sheets as an API endpoint? Let’s take a look at a quick example. For a few years now, I have been archiving my tweets as Google Sheets documents. There is …Continue reading "Did you know that you can use Google Sheets as a JSON API?"
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 …Continue reading "Why I don’t recommend buying a new cell phone"