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Remember to close localhost tabs before GatsbyJS npm start

Published September 08, 2021

Recently discovered an Issue where if the local development page is open in the browser, still attempting to connect via live-reload to the local development server, it will cause the command line process to fail or timeout. Gatsby NPM Start errors “socket hang up” when previous localhost tab still open… Haven’t figured out exactly why, […]

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Browser Bloat

Published April 09, 2016

In the past week a significant player in Opera development announced the release of Vivaldi a new browser which leverages Node and React libraries to ‘make the web yours’. Sound Familiar? My thoughts on the matter are not aimed to devalue the hard work and countless hours that went into making this product, but rather […]

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Web Dev Podcasts – Javascript

Published January 21, 2016

Whether it is commuting to work or relaxing on the weekend I am constantly plugged into listening to industry updates, stories from night vale, or the ever-relaxing voice of Roman Mars. When I was first breaking into the podcast scene it was difficult for me to identify shows that were both digestible and relevant. […]

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Remove Bulk Spam Comments from WordPress Export

Published February 03, 2015

Recently I was responsible for migrating a WordPress site from a 3rd party hosting service to my personal LEMP stack.  The issue with this migration was that there were around 17,000 comments sitting untouched in the comments section creating an excessive amount of bloat in the .XML export, ~51mbs to be precise. Thankfully I found this handy post from […]

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echo ‘Hello’;

Published October 26, 2014

Hello World! I can’t even count how many times I’ve designed, setup and published a personal portfolio at this point, but this version is different.  In the past I’ve created sites to showcase my game design skill set as well as my interactive media interests, however none have come together as beautifully as This portfolio is […]

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