Consulting

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Offering comprehensive consulting services including API integration projects, product management, and full stack application development, tailored to solve complex problems and enhance business operations efficiently and effectively.

API Integration projects

Do you have a complex problem that can be solved by pulling data from a wide variety of public and private APIs? Do you need to create a secure and scalable internal or public API? I can help you create the best API integration for the solution you need.

Latest stuff

Federal Disaster Emergency Preparedness Kit Digitized

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Digital Federal Financial First Aid Kit (EFFAK)

Digital Federal Financial First Aid Kit

Digital Federal Financial First Aid Kit

Be prepared for the worst case scenario with an encrypted grab and go device the size of bic lighter.

Github Action to Create New Content in Hugo

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This is what it looks like
This is what it looks like

I use Hugo a lot for my web development work, and I think it is pretty great. The one problem with it for many non-technical people I work with is that there is no CMS feature, they want a website administration page where they can do the usual. There are some open source headless CMS systems built for Hugo out there, but I have not had the chance to explore them yet and I don’t like throwing a client on new software just to decide I don’t like it in a few months, so I wanted to do something automated, but avoid having to install vscode, git, ssh-keys and etc in order to make simple edits I decided to do something with GitHub actions.

Arts-Link.com

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https://www.arts-link.com is the first domain I ever purchased. I believe it was around 2001. It has been various different websites throughout the years, including not a web-site at all. In this rendition it is an organization which is set up to support artists in their technical needs, to free them from the discratction of such things as self-promotion and websites.

Projects

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The projects section is a mix of case studies of professional projects I have worked on, that I have permission to write about, and personal areas of exploration on-line and otherwise. Some of these projects may be monetized in some way at some time, others are entirely open source.

Tunnel Localhost Server Through Cloudflare

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A tunnel to your desktop

This is something I have done in the past and it usually involved pretty in-depth knowledge of the shell and networking, but now there is a free service that makes it oh-so-easy to spin up a tunnel with a public human readable domain name for temporary viewing of your local network development environment on the internet.

Styling a RSS feed With XSL

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A styled RSS feed makes your site more usable

When you put a link to your rss / atom feed on your website it is a link to a raw xml file designed for feed readers such as feedly to import them and provide the reader with all their internet in one place.

Pines Image Gallery With Hugo

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A super simple alpinjs image gallery

The first place I used this is on the recipe page about my mom’s family recipe cookbook

Bluff Creek Trail

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AKA LMU Trail, AKA Westchester fireroad trail

Latitude
33° 58' 31.08"
Longitude
-119° 35' 17.16"

The Bluff Creek trail is a nice mostly flat partially paved/dirt path that traverses the bluff just under LMU. Recommended as a loop with a couple mile trail and then couple miles walking in Playa Vista through Oberrieder park.

Oberrieder Park

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The happiest place on earth

Latitude
33° 58' 18.48"
Longitude
-119° 34' 45.80"

Oberrieder Park includes a dog park, a basketball court, a paddle tennis court, picnic tables with grills, and a beautiful walking path along a wetland with views of the bluffs under LMU.

Product Marketing

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Can small content websites actually make money?

An exploration into monetization of small content websites.

These product catalog pages will be pulled in on content pages via tages and related content functionality.

Adding Leaflet to Ryder Theme

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I made this quick and easy shortcode to get started using leaflet.js in the Ryder Theme for Hugo Websites, as I add more features supported by leaflet to the shortcode I might update this page.

Referral links tool kit

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A tool to build links for affiliate marketing programs.

Screenshot-a-Day

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S.A.D. 😩

You can’t automate a SLO for look and feel. Or can you?

Screenshot-a-day service. takes a screen shot every n units of time and adds a frame to a gif which you can host.

Extreme Geomagnetic Storm Photography

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Pulled to Black

Pulled to Black

On May 10, 2024 solar flares caused extreme G5 conditions to be observed

Recipe Template for Ryder Theme

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Optimize Recipe Content with the Schema

The recipe templates for The Ryder Theme for Hugo websites are progressing well. Today I released an update that creates the schema.org json-ld specification tags for a recipe. This allows your recipe content to show up as “rich content” in search engines and social media platforms.

Tag Cloud

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Cloudy days a hoy-hoy

I found this partial to create a tag cloud on Mert Bakir’s personal website and I have been adapting the code to suit my needs for this project, for now I’m just leaving it under this project page until I can decide what to do with it.

Ingredients Section

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Check out the new Ingredients Taxonomy pages

Using Taxonomy effectively

As part of the recipe template configuration being developed for The Ryder Theme for Hugo websites, a new taxonomy is created for ingredients. Ingredients are not the same as recipeIngredients; they are defined as an array in the front matter. I didn’t want a taxonomy page generated for every single recipe ingredient, so I created a separate variable. The recipeIngredients are used to display the ingredients on the page and for the recipe schema, ensuring the pages are properly displayed as recipe rich results in Google and other search engines.

Home Feed Filtering and Colorization

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Limit your home page feed by Section, Category or Tag

You can now set params in your hugo.toml file to keep any pesky pages off your homepage that you may not wish to promote for whatever reason.