Site migration to GatsbyJS Random, Technology

For a couple years now this blog existed on a [now defunct] domain and has been left to rot mainly due to my indifference in maintaining a pretty website (sorry!). But actually, the real reason was due to the technical hurdles necessary to make the personal site and blog that I want to build…  Continue reading

In Search of an Open macOS Linux, Technology

It’s been a while since I took a deep dive into a Linux distro since switching from Windows to a Mac several years ago. Nightmares of missing drivers and endless configuration drew me away from exploring any further. Luckily, OSX/macOS’s user-friendly and Unix-like environment was enough to quell the hacker dreams I had as a…  Continue reading

Progressive Web Apps, part 1 Technology

If you’ve been tuned in lately to what’s next on the web, there’s been a lot of talk (from Google especially) pushing progressive web apps, or PWAs,  as the next evolution of web apps. As a HackerNews addict and also as a front-end engineer who’s obligated to feign knowledge over every single thing popping up…  Continue reading

Loss Aversion Writing

While digging through the year-old source code to review‘s current design, I finally got to the bottom of something that’s been bugging me for a while. I remember when first designing that name card on the top of the landing page, I spent a considerable amount of time and effort to get it my liking. It looks like this…  Continue reading

New Projects & Productivity Random

It’s been a long time since I last wrote on the blog. There seems to always be a point where I’d think “Oh, that would be a great topic to blog about!”, but then the moment of opportunity disappears and eventually distractions pull me away to something else. I think my hang up is focusing too much…  Continue reading

Writing atrophy Writing

I’ve recently come to realize that I am very close to losing writing (and the creative process in general) to atrophy. Writing effectively has become increasingly difficult for me these days. I often catch myself reading, editing, re-reading, and re-writing passages of what I wrote to constantly measure the “flow” of the text, but ironically, the process…  Continue reading

WordPress, web development, and getting back into the swing of things Technology

As you may have seen with the constant changes, I have been (and will be) using this website as a conduit for learning/re-learning WordPress, PHP, and getting into the nitty-gritty details of web design–a process I am finding to be extremely satisfying. So far, I’ve made great progress adopting Ahmed’s Gulp-Wordpress theme workflow. I highly recommend using his repo as a starting…  Continue reading

New blog, new beginnings Writing

For a while now, I’ve owned the domain and haven’t done much with it except for the occasional total-site-makeover from time to time. Sadly, it remains un-updated and is a sad reminder of how much time I used to have to dedicate to creating websites. Well folks, this is a fresh start! A new…  Continue reading