When to use Feature Flags

I had an idea for an informative blog post, but I’ve forgotten it now. Perhaps it has to do with feature flags: do use feature flags to show new features to special groups of people don’t let feature flags live around for too long don’t use feature flags if it’s not needed don’t spend too…

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Custom Login Form in React with Okta Auth JS

So my task at work is to Roll My Own Okta Sign In Component. That component will be written using React and its state will be managed with Redux. That I have so far. What’s next? There’s the OktaSignInConfig that goes in tandem with the normal Okta Signin Widget. This config file has code in…

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Butchering This Mastodon Install

So this is Day 2 (3?) of mastering this mastodon install. And by mastering I really mean just installing it for the first time. This thing is a mess of ruby and npm dependencies. And I’ve run into probably 15 solid roadblocking errors that I’ve had to fight my way through with their obtuse error…

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Bat For Lashes

Bat For Lashes – What’s a Girl (To Do) I was wondering what the name of this song was again because I can only remember it by what’s happening in the video. And then I remember bits and pieces of the song. But it was actually hard to find a good quality version of this song….

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React Native App + Expo

I was sick earlier and needed to take a nap. What could have been just a mild 2 hour nap turned into a 6 hour one. And then I woke up at 9pm feeling fully rested and looking for something to do. I have been thinking a lot lately about using React Native. I wanted…

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Map Custom Circuits to Google Maps

So I’ve been talking about this idea as part of a project for a while now. But if there’s anything I’ve learned the past few months it’s that it’s worthwhile to get started on those ideas that are only parts of a project early. That way you can see some progress, run into some issues,…

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Using gmusicapi for the automatic playlist downloader

I got the gumption to install python on my mac…and homebrew, regrettably…I thought I could go a lot longer without having to install that package manager…Anyway, I installed python, pip, and then gmusicapi using pip. And since then it’s been relatively trivial to extract information from my Google Music account. This should make keeping an…

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Radio Server Back Up – Along with bot improvements

Well my Radio server took another crap while I was getting things back up today. I experienced the same issues my sister was having with the machine when I was troubleshooting things with her over messenger while I was on vacation. The machine would turn itself off when jostled or whenever the windows updates got…

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