I had been hearing about AngularJS more frequently through the various channels – Twitter, blogs, newsletters, meetups, podcasts, etc. – so about 18 months ago, I started looking into it. I dabbled here and there until I had the opportunity to work on an Angular app in production, which only furthered my interest. While looking for work earlier this… More
I’ve decided to start chipping away at the prerequisites towards a Master of Software Engineering degree through Penn State. I have handful of classes to take at CU Denver before I apply to the program, which would give me enough time to pay off the rest of my Bachelor’s loans. I’m not looking forward to… More
A new version of Karten has been released. Fixed warnings, cleaned up logic. Usernames are now optional. Instead of searching for a user’s/users’ recent media, you are now able to search for just a particular hashtag using the date ranges and count variable. It turns out the “Maximum number of posts” settings field is a… More
Last Wednesday I met up with some colleagues at the Alliance Center in LoDo to attend HTML5 Denver Users Group‘s one-day workshop, Mastering MEAN. The organizer, Scott Davis, spent the day walking a class of 50 or so people with various backgrounds through the ins and outs of the newer stack. Scott took his time and explained… More
While playing around with Homestead, Laravel’s pre-packaged Vagrant virtual machine, the documentation suggests that when you edit Homestead.yaml and re-provision the vm, you should manually edit the /etc/hosts file. I found that it doesn’t take advantage of the Vagrant Hostsupdater plugin. To (micro-)optimize my workflow, I’ve added a function to my .bash_profile: Now I can type hup… More
Using CSS pseudo-elements and CSS3 transforms, this grid displays a simple geometric grid pattern that can be resized and still retain it’s proportions. Fork away at Codepen. See the Pen Simple Geometric Grid by Craig Freeman (@cfree) on CodePen.
I recently upgraded from an iPad 2 to a iPad mini 3 Retina and have been on a e-book-buying kick. Despite my initial resistance, everything looks good on a retina screen and I’m amassing quite the library! As I come across interesting books, I am compelled to grab a copy. Sometimes the books will go… More
What is it, you ask? Karten is a WordPress plugin to plot Instagram photos on a Google Maps map. The plugin will go find all geo-tagged Instagram photos relating to desired user(s), hashtag, date range, start/end date, and/or maximum number of posts and plot them on a Google Map. Let’s see it in action: Karten… More