Learning React

Since my last update about my #photo-album-project I’ve been busy gathering up learning resources and have started in on some learning. A lot of the resources I’ve found are online. I’ve been scanning and bookmarking articles on MongoDB, Node.js, creating APIs and other things. A site I hadn’t come across before this is FreeCodeCamp. TheyContinue reading “Learning React”

Dial-up Internet

Sometimes I miss the beautiful singing of dial-up modems communicating with each other and negotiating the terms of their courtship. A brief thread in Slack at work had us joking about old technology, even though some of it isn’t all that old, but it had me try to be poetic about the days of dial-upContinue reading “Dial-up Internet”

Hour of Code

This morning I was able to spend a bit of time with Noah in his class. They were participating in the Hour of Code. It was really neat seeing all the kids with Chromebooks working away. Noah and I started out playing with Scratch. He wanted to build a basketball game but we didn’t haveContinue reading “Hour of Code”

New .blog Site Address

For many of my tech following readers may know Automattic, my employer, is behind the new domain extension .blog. The .blog domains were just recently released to be generally available to anyone who would like to register one. If you would like to, you can over at https://get.blog Yesterday the activation was finished and IContinue reading “New .blog Site Address”

Going Through Tech Withdrawal

Before we left for this vacation I knew one part was going to be rough for me in particular. It’s a very rare occasion where I’m not able to pull out my phone and be connected to everyone and everything. Traveling to the US with a Canadian cell phone makes that very cost prohibitive. LuckilyContinue reading “Going Through Tech Withdrawal”