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Thu, 26 Oct 2017

Learn CSS Grid layout with Mozilla tutorial

Learn CSS Grid layout with Mozilla tutorial https://mozilladevelopers.github.io/playground/

Wed, 25 Oct 2017

Automatic social posts - the last mile

The last piece missing from the Blog Poster app is the ability to post directly to Twitter and eliminate the dependency on third-party services like dlvr.it and IFTTT. Shouldn't be too hard.

Expanding the Blog Poster app to allow for different target directories

I just coded a small feature for the Blog Poster app (a Ruby script) that allows the user to choose between two different directories when posting a "raw" update that isn't meant for the /updates/ directory that IFTTT taps for explicit social posts (using the body text instead of the title for the post). When making a "raw" post, the user can now choose the /now directory for timely posts that would be better with the traditional title-and-link style social posting that "normal" blog entries usually get when fed to social media accounts.

I am posting this file via my blog-posting Ruby script

It will take a link and turn it into a post -- like any social media site. The latest feature I added is the ability to create a quick blog post in the terminal and then upload and post with as few keystrokes as possible. If you see this, it worked.

UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music makes concerts free for all patrons

UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music makes concerts free for all patrons http://dailybruin.com/2017/10/24/ucla-herb-alpert-school-of-music-makes-concerts-free-for-all-patrons/

The Uncanny Resurrection of Dungeons and Dragons: The New Yorker

The Uncanny Resurrection of Dungeons and Dragons: The New Yorker https://www.newyorker.com/culture/cultural-comment/the-uncanny-resurrection-of-dungeons-and-dragons

Tue, 24 Oct 2017

GOP Sen. Jeff Flake announces that he won't run for re-election, denounces Trump

GOP Sen. Jeff Flake announces that he won't run for re-election, denounces Trump http://www.cnn.com/2017/10/24/politics/jeff-flake-retirement-arizona/index.html

Teach Yourself Computer Science

Teach Yourself Computer Science https://teachyourselfcs.com/

React Armory: The simplest way to learn React

React Armory: The simplest way to learn React https://reactarmory.com/

Try React (from your browser) -- React Armory

Try React (from your browser) -- React Armory https://reactarmory.com/examples/hello-world/jsx-hello-world