Blog Posts

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    Terminal text editing starts out as a nightmare when first using Linux, but its become the far better application for writing code for me, one that provides a level of ergonomics and effceincy unheard of in the traditional IDE space, it just takes a few plugins and a steep learning curve.
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    I needed a resume, I use Linux, despise traditional Word Editors and thought I should put my HTML skills to work for something practical. So I rewrote my resume in it and used Tailwind.css for the first time.
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    Next.js and Gatsby.js are both static site generators that convert React (and friends) into HTML + CSS for purposes of rendering websites fast with minimal hardware overhead on the server and client, because nothing is more performant that HTML and CSS after all. Both are excellent tools that wrap a certain set of WebPack functionality into a convenient bow that is significantly less troublesome that using WebPack itself or other less specific tools to achieve the same result.
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    is more than just the aesthetics of the interface's appearance, it is expressed in the UX considerations and the way that I write out the site's source code, then use prettier to make it less obnoxious to keep that source code clean and easily read. Ultimately, it informs all of what makes my personal efforts the things that they are.
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    A shout out to the single most generous gift any developer has ever given every other developer. HeroPatterns is a website that offers its visitors free use of dozens of svg images intended to be used as CSS backgrounds. Being that it is a resource I use with almost every site, often providing the x-factor that makes the interface look good to user, so I thought a thank you was in order and spread the word to other developers who might be interested in using this awesome, free resource themselves.
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    Nothing have I rewritten from scratch more times than my dotfiles. Generally the causis belli of such an arduous task is because I am modifying my overall color scheme or changing how I set them up on my system. I somewhat enjoy the former but the later is migraine inducing just to consider. Nonetheless, I recently found a repository that used loops in the z-shell configuration at the same time I was considering using bash scripts for the installation and provisioning processes and next thing I knew I was neck deep in another rewrite of my all encompassing and important dotfiles.
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    If you aren't using git to backup and share your source code projects, you are playing a dangerous game.