Category: Tutorials

  • How Wes Bos built his new site

    How Wes Bos built his new site

    I’ve followed Wes Bos for a couple years now. I bought several of his courses, and look forward to when I have time to do his Beginner JavaScript — Learn JavaScript from Scratch course. He recently rebuilt his personal site using Gatsby.JS, and published both a post and a video explaining how he did it: […]

  • The missing piece in my Python scripts

    The missing piece in my Python scripts

    My quest to automate parts of my workflows usually involves writing Python scripts to streamline some of my tasks as a Happiness Engineer. One output has confused me for far longer than it should have, and I was shown the light today (in the form of a pretty simple solution). My dilemma Many of my […]

  • A CSS Grid refresher with Mozilla

    A CSS Grid refresher with Mozilla

    I really like CSS Grid for layouts. My challenge is that I tend not to use it all that much in my day-to-day work (I provide a fair amount of CSS support, but it tends to be focused on narrower issues), so I don’t practice it all that much. Then, when I return to CSS […]

  • Teaching kids fractions

    Teaching kids fractions

    Our son is learning fractions at school. He’s finding them a little challenging, so I’ve been trying to help him. On one hand, my math knowledge still seems to be sufficient at his level. On the other, I don’t remember doing this stuff like he does it at school. I found a couple links that […]

  • Post Kinds, in depth

    Post Kinds, in depth

    If you’re looking for a detailed guide to Post Kinds, then read Chris Aldrich’s “Post Kinds Plugin for WordPress“. I’ve been meaning to read this article properly for a little while now to help me better understand how to use Post Kinds more effectively on my site.

  • Now even more IndieWebified

    Now even more IndieWebified

    I just watched Chris Aldrich’s tutorial on how to configure a WordPress site for IndieWeb use. In other words, how to setup your WordPress site as pretty dynamic hub on the Web using a variety of IndieWeb technologies and plugins. The tutorial runs to about two hours, but it was worth watching. It certainly helped […]

  • A reminder how to use a semicolon

    Now and then I feel like I need a refresher on how to use certain forms of punctuation. Today it was the semicolon, which I have abused on multiple occasions.

  • Tips for capturing screenshots on your Mac

    Tips for capturing screenshots on your Mac

    I often capture screenshots on my Mac. I usually use Skitch but that is more because I didn’t take the time to learn how to use my Mac’s bundled tools more effectively. I found a great article that explains how they work.