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Kevin C. Tofel

Should everyone build their own PC at least once?

Posted on June 28, 2020

I'm going to answer my own question with a caveat. I think just about everyone should build their own PC at least once in their lifetime. By "just about everyone", I mean everyone who needs a desktop…

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The Great Gatsby vs Hugo for static site generation

Posted on June 18, 2020

Well that didn't take long. I've been thinking about the tools that power this site since my last post because I couldn't insert or embed my demo JavaScript app in it. After doing a good week's worth…

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Getting JavaScript-y with APIs, even if it's hard to secure the keys

Posted on June 06, 2020

School's out for summer! My spring semster ended about a month ago in a whimper as the pandemic hit smack dab in the middle of March. The college quickly shifted to online learning. My particular…

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Test post from Netlify CMS

Posted on May 30, 2020

Testing the Netlify CMS Just added it to my repo and configured it. If this post appears on the public page, that means it's working! :) Here are the technical details of the Netlify CMS. The beauty…

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Git sub-modules: I finally see the power

Posted on May 30, 2020

As I noted in my last post, I'm still a n00b developer. So that's my defense in not knowing about Git sub-modules, which have been around for years. What's a Git submodule? Essentially, as I…

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Attended my first dev conference: Jamstack

Posted on May 28, 2020

Jamstack Conference 2020 Since I'm really only just beginning my delving into being a developer, I haven't yet attended any developer conferences. That changed today. I caught most of the live…

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