Whatjacksupto.com Updates

So there’s a site out there. It’s called Whatjacksupto.com and I created it to help get a handle on what the fuck I have been working on lately. IT kInDa helps. The most important part is probably the “TODOs” section, but I often forget to check it in favor of some other, more easily editable…

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Enter FreeGeek

Last Sunday I attended the Volunteer Orientation at FreeGeek Chicago for the first time in my life. I must say, WOW, that place has a whole lot of what I’m about. I can’t wait to go back there. Work has been keeping me busy on Fridays, so I’ll have to wait until I have a…

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Three Hours Later…

That’s my current experience trying to get a React Native Android app going. Started this two and a half hours ago. And it’s looking like I’ll get to hour 3 and still have no app. I have just been debugging myriad build errors and setting up Android studio for the first time. Really it shouldn’t…

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Ignore

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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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