AWS IoT, Google Voice Kits, and RPi 3 Builds

Well, I jumped forward in tech today. I had two projects that I had bought in December that I hadn’t gotten around to yet. After a really tough week at work I was in the mood for still doing work but un-willing to do more work for my job after all the hours I logged…

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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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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…

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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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Discord Music Bots

Yesterday I began working on a Discord Chat Bot in tandem with a Discord Music Bot.   The Discord Music Bot was a version of the previously named “Sexual Rhinoceros Discord Music Bot”. God I love that fuckin’ name. But I wasn’t doing much new development on that. I just updated its dependencies, and removed…

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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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