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This is the place I occasionally post content, and more often test techology.  Explore what's here today, no promises, it may not be here tomorrow or will change so dramtically it's unrecognizable. They say this is not a great strategy for building a 'personal brand' :)


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Static Websites with Sculpin

This blog, on 8/14/18, is static HTML generated by Sculpin, a static site generator written in PHP. Sculpin converts Markdown files, Twig templates and standard HTML into a static HTML site that can be easily deployed. What is a Drupal guy doing with a static HTML website? Truthfully, just tinkering with technology. I like the idea of simplifying and minimiz…

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Mantle with patriotic HOME sign

At home on July 4th

It's July 1st. In most parts of the US, that means three days until a day off to celebrate the nations birthday. In Bristol RI it has a very different meaning. The 4th of July is a significant event, it's THE event. Planning for July 4th, starts on July 5th the previous year. The celebration begins in June and climaxes with the oldest parade in the country. I grew up in Bristol R…

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When Software Lifts Hardware - Outcast on Apple Watch

Over the past year, I’ve prioritized exercise in my life, most days spending an hour outside or at the gym. I take advantage of that time to listen to podcasts and audiobooks. It took two devices to make this work for me, a health tracker (Fitbit) and phone (iPhone). While I had wanted an Apple Watch since it’s introduction, having the ability to leave your phone behind made the Series …

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Drupal - Back to Basics Challenge

You can go a long way using Drupal core, contributed modules and themes. But just how far? Let's find out. The Drupal Back to Basics Challenge is an exploration of building a Drupal website without any custom code. Pick a project to work on over the next month. Maybe that blog you've meant to start since forever or a small website for that organization you know could use it. Keep your D…

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Drupal 8 and Lando - Getting Started

This is a quick guide for installing Drupal 8 on your local computer with composer and running it on Lando. Pre-requisites You will need composer, docker and Lando installed first. I've used the same basic steps to get configuration running on Mac and Linux. Windows is also available. Lando - …

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This Website
This website is an experiment. It's built with Sculpin, which is a static site generator written in PHP. It converts Markdown files, Twig templates and standard HTML into a static HTML site that can be easily deployed. Learn more about this website build.