June 9th 2019

The reduce ({...spread}) anti-pattern

Performance is a common topic in computing, but it is especially common in the frontend world as the latest Javascript technologies battle for the frontend throne. Some may say React has already won (and the usage numbers seem to agree) so in this blog post I wanted to talk about a piece of problematic code I'm seeing more frequently in the frontend world as Javascript syntax is evolving and components are taking over.

December 13th 2018

CenturyLink is blocking its customers' internet while saying Utah legislators told them to

We've all experienced frustration with the internet going down. Now imagine how frustrated you'd be if you found out that your ISP intentionally blocked your internet access for the purpose of advertising their software; and better yet, your ISP claimed that state legislators required them to do it! Well that's exactly what is happening to CenturyLink customers in Utah right now.

November 4th 2018

Unmangle your javascript variables

There are many tools you can find for unminifying javascript code. However, most of these tools just add proper formatting and call it a day. Considering many minifiers mangle local identifiers to one or two characters and reuse those identifiers frequently, this can result in some code that is still quite painful to read. I think we can do better.

February 18th 2018

Building a small, but powerful, gaming machine

Have you ever wanted a computer that is fast and powerful but also small, sleek, and sexy? Surely such a combination cannot exist! Well, prepare to feast your eyes upon this beautiful build I recently completed.

January 21st 2018

How to add search to your static website

One of the most important features that a website can have is a method to effectively search its content. There's no denying that there's such an overload of information on websites these days that helping people find what they need can be a monumental task. That's where a well designed site searching functionality can swoop in to save the day and today I'm going to show you how to deploy this superhero feature on your very own static website, no backend required.

January 7th 2018

Houston, we have a blog!

One of my goals with this new year has been to start writing more frequently, be it technical articles or just my thoughts and ramblings. I've considered Medium in the past (and still might duplicate some of my writing there), but felt the platform just isn't quite there yet for the purpose of writing technical articles. I have read many well-written technical articles there that I felt were held back by the limitations of the platform. I'm of the strong opinion that learning is doing, and limiting educational writing to text and graphics isn't the best medium for doing.