All entries of my technical and business blog.

A Better Alternative to .gitkeep

Since git does not store folders specifically (just path information), if you need an empty folder in your project that can be hard. Especially if that folder needs git to ignore any content inside of it. A community convention to solve this challenge has been the .gitkeep file. This is not part of the spec, combining that file with various .gitignore rules can solve this problem. But, there’s a better way. (more…)

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Disable PiHole from iPhone 1-click

If you’re running PiHole as your DNS, you might run into situations where you want to disable it quickly. By making a shortcut on my iPhone, I can quickly disable (or re-enable) PiHole. Let me show you how. (more…)

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What is a CTO? What do they do?

The title CTO is short for Chief Technology Officer. But what actual roles and responsibilities do they have? Every business is different, so there’s no hard and fast set of rules. However, there are some core responsibilities and philosophies that I believe every person with that title should have. (more…)

CSS fallback for failed Javascript redirect

For some analytic tools, an interstitial page may be required to load javascript and then redirect the user again. Normally these page switches happen pretty fast and the user doesn’t really notice or care. Some have a link to ‘continue’ the redirect just in case the Javascript fails. But, what if we only wanted to show that link after a certain amount of time has elapsed, regardless of if the Javascript has failed or not?... (more…)

Shutting Down PlayTicTacToe.page

A friend of mine created a bingo caller at letsplaybingo.io which I found pretty interesting. She got lots of traffic and a lot of appreciative people. This inspired me to make a simple game website to keep my skills up to date. Maybe people would love it, too! (spoiler alert: they didn’t) (more…)

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