Another vacation project finished: I gave my old languishing tech blog a complete redo. Happy with the end result: colada.be/ I did a blogged a small change log: colada.be/gentle-redesign.html

Mostly been digging through the old Jekyll blog today. I've let it grow stale these past years. Ended up assessing, pruning and supplanting code, functionality, design,...

Moved on from to . The latter having a more mature ecosystem, larger community and a lower learning curve.

If you want to try your hand at functional programming for concurrent/distributed computing, is an elegant solution to consider.

Also, LiveView in is some of the most impressive stuff I've seen in a framework in a long time. Websockets and pubsub made easy.

Here's video of a quick Twitter clone in 15 minutes.

youtu.be/MZvmYaFkNJI

Taking for a test drive this week. So far, I identify myself more with Buzz and less with Woody.

Kicking off 2021 professionally. Let's do this!

Dune 😍

youtu.be/n9xhJrPXop4

Villeneuve has already delivered and exceeded my expectations a few times. Here's hoping he did it again!

Okay. Let's take 9 for a spin. Few years now since I last toyed with Drupal. It used to be my bread & butter. Curious how it has evolved.

Whipping up a direct-to-S3 file upload component in vanilla JavaScript. The aws-sdk JS library does all the heavy lifting. Most of the work is front end implementation.

When our ancestors first started fiddling with , they incidentally stumbled upon the joys and frustration of hacking.

I succumbed to the bread hype. Three days in and I get amped just from seeing little carbon dioxide bubbles forming in my starter.

netsensei boosted

A web developer falls asleep in a train. As the train goes and each car's wheels make the characteristic double thud, the developer has a nightmare:
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Also, 15 years on and I'm left wondering if WordPress is still the right choice for me. Gutenberg feels too heavy handed, plugins cluttering the UI with ads, the push towards towards tight integration with wp for com via Jetpack,... It's not the nimble, fresh writing and building CMS it once was.

Spend an hour looking at GDPR consent plugins for WordPress. Settled for a plugin that does most of the heavy lifting for me. After 2 years, I feel that these explicit consent forms are a losing proposition as the biggest offenders moved on to advanced fingerprinting techniques anyway.

The delight which is https://cheapskate guide.org. (as seen on HN)

"Crawled - Currently not indexed". The present bane of my existence as far as my blog and SEO is concerned. Google Search is this magic box that may or may not reference your content. It's as useful as a telephone directory that may or may not add your number no matter how many times you've submitted it.

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