Devlog #24

Posted on Sat 27 February 2021 in Devlog

I recently moved this site to a new Linode server running CentOS 8 Stream. Instead of using Apache this time I figured I would use nginx as it seems far easier to configure and I am always interested in trying and learning new things.

It didn't work exactly as I …


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Devlog #23

Posted on Mon 01 February 2021 in Devlog

I've been working with Facebook horizon for the past week or so. I just wanted to take a moment to talk about some frustrations and share some tips.

Improvements I'd like to see:

  • Events are difficult to work with. The current approach is not sufficient. Events are sometimes missing which …

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Devlog #22

Posted on Tue 26 January 2021 in Devlog

I finally got my Facebook Horizon beta invite! When I entered the world, I was greeted by a person who welcomed me and helped me change some of the configuration options. For instance, I don't like the "teleporting" method of movement. After wandering around and trying out a few worlds …


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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

Over the past week or so I have been looking into alternate static-site-generators. Specifically, Hugo. It does have quite a steep learning curve and I thought about giving up several times. This morning, I finally finished converting Synaptik over from WordPress to a Hugo generated site. It's ugly as sin …


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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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