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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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Backstop and Lando

Backstop JS and Lando

I've recently started using Backstop JS for visual regression testing. You can add the following settings to your Lando configuration, .lando.yml, to include Backstop JS. services: node: type: node:10 globals: backstopjs: "latest" command: npm start run_as_root…

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Recoving Home Video

Recovering Home Video

I have forty-six tapes with home videos that cover family events from 1996 to 2005. These tapes have been stored in a box for as many years. I recently took on the project of moving them to a format we can enjoy. My two challenges: how to get them off of the tapes and how to make them accessible to everyone in the family. Camera to Computer The c…

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Thinking Drupal

Thinking Drupal

I have roots in technology training. While in college, my professor asked me to fill in for him to teach a one-day DOS training at the Brown University Learning Community. I continued instructing that course on a regular basis. I then created the Clipper Bootcamp which consisted of four consecutive Saturdays for dBase programmers who wanted to take it to the next level. As a senior …

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Mac to Linux

From Mac to Linux

In 2005 I made the switch from Windows to Mac as my primary working environment. In 2018 I made a similar switch to Linux. In both cases, the change was somewhat gradual, and the process was the same. In 2005 purchased the newly released Mac Mini and set it up on my desk to the side. Over a few weeks I got comfortable with MacOS, and eventually, my Windows computer was moved to the side.…

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sculpin

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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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.