I wanted to create a special Dock Icon for Zoom that would open Google Chrome right to Zoom’s URL for joining a meeting. I’d prefer not to install any extra software when a website will suffice and you can use Zoom Teleconferencing without installing anything.Continue reading “Creating an Install-Free Dock Icon for Zoom on Mac”
I use the following instructions to create a shortcut or symlink to a specific URL in a specific browser. This is useful when a website only works in Google Chrome, since I use Firefox as my default browser.Continue reading “Creating a Dock Icon that Opens Google Chrome on Mac”
I recently purchased a Chromebook running ChromeOS and I needed to install my Brother HL-2270DW black and white laser printer. Getting it installed took a little bit of trial and error but here are the steps that worked for me.Continue reading “Installing a Brother HL-2270DW Laser Printer in ChromeOS”
A great way to learn programming is by typing someone else’s code. On this page you’ll make a simple abstract art piece by simply retyping this code. Along the way you’ll start to absorb some computer programming techniques. In the end you’ll create an art piece that’s fun to display and discuss.Continue reading “Learn Programming by Making Art”
I often convert a few individual images into an animated GIF. It’s a simple one-liner with ImageMagick.
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I was trying to understand how long supervisord waits between retries. After a few internet searches I came up empty handed. I pitched the question to other developers at the place I work and none of them seemed to know the answer. I decided to take a few minutes to find out.
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I’m inspired by the nostalgia of the BBS systems of my youth and by the high cost of modern Internet service providers. By the impending loss of net neutrality in the United States and by the widespread spying of worldwide governments on their citizens and corporations on their customers.
Wireless BBS is a configuration suggestion for local operators who wish to share websites with their communities without connection costs. It describes a simple setup for using relatively cheap off-the-shelf consumer WiFi routers to communicate with your close neighbors using a web browser. It also describes a method of using the git version control software for mirroring data across systems who wish to coordinate.
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I wrote these instructions after having written my previous instructions Create a React App from Scratch. The process is almost identical. The result is a much smaller app.
A basic preact application needs npm, yarn, babel, and webpack. This is a step by step guide to installing these things and setting up a minimal initial preact project.
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A basic react application needs npm, yarn, babel, and webpack. This is a step by step guide to installing these things and setting up a minimal initial react project.
I’ll assume you have npm and yarn already installed. Go install those if you don’t regularly use them. You can substitute npm commands for the yarn commands below, if you like. I use yarn so my instructions are tailored to it.
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