I'm building a pretty simple music search function in a new project right now, powered by Spotify’s web API. In a lot of the StackOverflow threads and tutorials I found, they give examples of using Spotify’s API, but with front-end user authentication. For my project, I don’t really need (or want to) require users to sign into Spotify to access some of the basic functions like search. The problem, however, to use the Search API requires you to authenticate to retrieve an access token, which the
Gatsby Just Docs is a powerful MDX-based authoring framework for building great documentation.
Hacking Django Rest Framework to give me data I can use in Mapbox.
Underlost originally started as a Gossip Girl-esque blog I maintained during high school. Over the years it morphed into a portfolio piece to show off (and look for) work, and eventually just sort of turned into this testing ground for experimenting with new technology stacks and designs.
Jadedgamer was a mostly single page news website that allowed you to quickly scan headlines of the most popular news outlets. I liked to consider it the front-page of video game news.
Getting the Ghost CMS setup is a pretty painless process with the prebuilt Digital Ocean Droplet. Out of the box, it will server 99% of the majority of users well as a simple blog. But what about scaling and better asset hosting support? That's where it can get tricky.
It's been a whole year since my last look at the state of blogging, so I figured it was time ti check to see where things are at.
How not to suck at building your next website.
Writing a dumb little URL shortening service
With me launching a new design of underlost.net again, I thought it would be fun to show some of the the previous design iterations I came up with through out the years.
So I made a Knights of the Old Republic II.
Why I built my own content management system, and why you probably don't need to.