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Psychotic ramblings about technology

Mac Miller

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In an interview with Zane Lowe, Malcolm said "Do you ever feel invincible? I lived a certain life for 10 years and faced almost no real consequences. I had no version of the story that didn't end up with me being fine". He had recently been arrested for crashing his car while under the influence of alcohol. He took this as a wake-up call, but it appears it was too little too late. Perhaps if he had faced

Converting a WordPress site to a React static site

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The last iteration of this website was a truly insane infinite scrolling carousel that was very overwhelming to anyone who dare behold it, so with this version (which recently had its first birthday) I decided to go with a much more content focused design since I actually wanted to start writing more publicly. There's also something to be said about not confusing people or forcing them into epileptic fits.

Project estimations made easy

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I recently published a post on the Stak Digital engineering blog about our new app Guesstimate and project estimation in general. To read the post, head on over to the post here: https://stak.digital/blog/project-estimations-made-easy

CSS Variables: A Case Study

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In Agander, I made my first forays into colour themes. In a very simple approach, I have two colour schemes (light and dark) which are displayed on the body as a class (scheme-light and scheme-dark) respectively. The general approach for styling a component is as such: _button.scss

CSS Buttons: Solved with Flexbox

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There are two commonly accepted approaches to making buttons with CSS, but both of them are a little bit shit. What if I told you there was another way? (morpheus.wav)

Functional Form Validation in JavaScript (aka: Inheriting bad JavaScript)

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I was recently given the job of rebuilding a particularly bad landing page from an external company. Apart from class names, styles and markup being all over the place, there was a particularly obnoxious form validation script sitting in the middle of the page. An excerpt of the script can be seen below, and this documents the process I took when reviving the JS side of things.

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