Devlog #21

Posted on Mon 11 January 2021 in Devlog

Wow! I have no idea how my site's CSS issue snuck by me for so long! My site re-directs to "www.danwatling.com" but my Pelican configuration was set to "danwatling.com". It was a minor, but very critical, difference. Because of this difference, CSS and fonts were not loaded …


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Devlog #20

Posted on Sun 10 January 2021 in Devlog

It's difficult not to talk about or think about the attempted insurrection that occurred on US soil earlier this week. My hope is that everyone involved, including many of the politicians who instigated this are ousted from their positions and that they see justice. We cannot just ignore it. People …


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Happy New Year!

Posted on Fri 01 January 2021 in Random

Happy New Year!

I started this new year off with a shoulder injury from sledding with my kids yesterday. The doctor suspects it is a torn rotator cuff, but we won't know until I get in for an MRI. Right now, I'm just taking it easy and adjusting to the …


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Devlog #19

Posted on Thu 20 August 2020 in Devlog

Pantrific is coming along. My primary focus has been on site navigation over the past few weeks. I decided to embrace Material design and things are looking decent. The navigation aspect is a bit confusing though. The plan is to have a navigation drawer for major feature areas and then …


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Devlog #18

Posted on Sat 08 August 2020 in Devlog

I started working on Pantrific again a couple of weeks ago with Dwayne. The original codebase was written using AngularJS for the front-end and Java with JEE for the back-end. The new codebase is being written with Angular for the front-end and NodeJS / Express / Mongo / TypeScript for the back-end. The …


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Devlog #17

Posted on Fri 29 May 2020 in Devlog

Code Along Blog

Dwayne and I got together on Monday night to talk about the future of Code Along Blog. We both decided it was time to call it quits.

We've been at it for roughly 6 months with barely 1 viewer per stream. Even the videos on YouTube barely …


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Devlog #16

Posted on Fri 22 May 2020 in Devlog

At work I've been looking at ways to further organize our codebase. The team had adopted an MVVM approach prior to my joining it but did not take advantage of data binding. Data binding allows one to reference and access their view models from the layout files. I'm still trying …


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Devlog #15

Posted on Fri 15 May 2020 in Devlog

Synaptik Labs

The final video of Start Page 2.0 project was uploaded on Monday. It didn't take very long at all to get it installed on my Unraid server. I was actually hoping to host the docker image locally, but it was much easier to upload it to Dockerhub …


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Devlog #14

Posted on Fri 08 May 2020 in Devlog

Synaptik Labs

Episode 8 of the Start Page 2.0 project was uploaded earlier this week. The entire project is now "built" and ready to be thrown into a Docker image. The last episode is coming up soon.

I continue to receive both positive and negative feedback on my videos …


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Devlog #13

Posted on Fri 01 May 2020 in Devlog

Synaptik Labs

I finished episode 7 of the Start Page 2.0 project. It was the start of wrapping things up. Instead of hard coding values like the API host and database connection info, these are now dynamic. The server pulls properties from the environment and falls back to a …


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