My Website

June 01, 2017

This website is first and foremost a place for me to write about all the various things I work on and think about. I started blogging about technical projects back in 2009 at modsbywerd.blogspot.com. I had worked on some portable Sega Dreamcast projects (Portable, Tablet), and needed a place to post pictures and details about the builds. Though I haven’t blogged on that website for a long time, it is still out there for the world to see.

In college, I decided to get back into blogging about technical things I was working on and ended up starting a blog using ghost. After writing a couple of posts I decided it wasn’t working well for me so I exported all 3 of my posts in favor of using jekyll.

I really liked Jekyll but I’m not much of a Ruby person, and I found that liquid, Jekyll’s templating language, was fairly limited, and was difficult to find good information on. So I went in search of something else and landed on Gatsby.


Blog Posts - (5)

Redesigning my WebsiteNovember 12, 2020

Most things I've designed looked like I was an engineer. But over time things have improved!

In the last few months, I have spent some time off and on redesigning my website. It originally started as an exercise to practice doing…Keep Reading

#design#gatsby#figma#engineering

A build time draft state solution for markdown in gatsby.

The problem After completing the rewrite of my personal website using gatsby, I started migrating all my content from my old website to this…Keep Reading

#react#javascript#frontend#gatsby

Doing what an engineer does best, rewriting.

My personal website originally started as a blog built with ghost, the blogging platform. It was simple, easy to use, and had a web-based…Keep Reading

#react#gatsby#website

Setting up a custom variable on your posts that makes it really easy to aggregate posts on a page

Jekyll makes it super easy to create pages and posts and then loop over them to render lists of them. There are a few commands that you can…Keep Reading

#jekyll#ruby

Need to assign a new variable with a subset of an array. Insert slicing.

While liquid has a way to ensure that a for loop will exit once it hits a certain iteration. You may need to slice an array of items outside…Keep Reading

#liquid#ruby#jekyll

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