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New Gatsby.js site via Stackbit

New Gatsby.js site via Stackbit

I held on with all eight tentacles to Octopress as long as I could! But now that I'm learning JavaScript more seriously, I thought a good project would be a modern blog with some modern technologies. Let's head into the Roaring Twenties with Gatsby(.js) and an interesting JAMstack site builder/maintainer called Stackbit.

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How to Connect a Chromebook to Radisson Hotel Wifi

How to Connect a Chromebook to Radisson Hotel Wifi

Can't connect to wifi on your Chromebook when you stay at Radisson hotel because of their captive portal? No, it's *not* just a matter of finding a non-SSL page to start your connection like with many other captive portals. Here's what I did to "approximate a working wifi connection" on my Chromebook at Radisson hotels. Maybe someone from Radisson will see this and upgrade their wifi system!

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How to Embed a Google Photos Album on a Web Page

How to Embed a Google Photos Album on a Web Page

Google Photos is great for *storing* your photos. It's even becoming pretty good at *sharing* select photos with select people. But still, the problem for many of us from the Picasa Web Album days is *displaying* our albums publicly.Google Photos is great for *storing* your photos. It's even becoming pretty good at *sharing* select photos with select people. But still, the problem for many of us from the Picasa Web Album days is *displaying* our albums publicly.

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MrHyde Android App on Chromebook

MrHyde Android App on Chromebook

Unexpectedly, I've been doing most of my blog post editing directly via a browser while logged into Gitlab.com instead of using an Android markdown editor. I wanted to revisit my options, however, so here goes a post composed via MrHyde.

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IF Timer v1.0

IF Timer v1.0

A quick post to announce a very exciting thing: I have an app, and now you can have it, too! Get IF Timer now, or read more about it first. . .

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Jekyll Blog Post Entirely via Android

While I was mostly ready to switch from Mac to ChromeOS/Android, the last piece of the puzzle was this Jekyll blog which is generated on my machine, then the static site is uploaded to Heroku. With no means of generating the site locally on a Chromebook or Android device, I had to spend some time figuring out my alternatives. If you can read this, then I am success! And here's what I did...

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Creating your own Direct-Share-to-Friend feature in Pocket using IFTTT and Todoist

Creating your own Direct-Share-to-Friend feature in Pocket using IFTTT and Todoist

Even though Joe and I both have our own Pocket accounts, for the longest time there was no in-app way to notify each other when we found something we think the other person should read. Even though that feature has recently been added, we didn't just want a *notification* that required action. I wanted to directly add to his reading list so that articles would automatically be downloaded for offline reading with no action required on Joe's part. So, I cobbled together my own direct sharing system so that I can simply tag an article in Pocket for Joe, and it will automatically show up right in his Pocket reading list. This is how I did it...

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My new (Google) Photo Organization Workflow

My new (Google) Photo Organization Workflow

It's been exactly two months since the day my Desktop Picasa app stopped connecting to my Google account. The secret handshakes no longer worked. The known tricks for appending URLs were useless. Whether I was ready to or not, I had to move on. I'm still trying to recover, but here's more or less how things go now . . .

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Lesson Learned - Never create a shared album in Google Photos!

Lesson Learned - Never create a shared album in Google Photos!

"Shared Albums" in Google Photos are great for collaborating. I finally got Joe on board with adding his travel photos directly to my shared albums, and it worked perfectly! So, if you think you'll want this set up where multiple people contribute to the same album, you should probably just create a "new shared album" right off the bat, right? WRONG!

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Photo Organization Workflow

Photo Organization Workflow

I'm perhaps less of a "photographer" and more of a "photo management addict." I may not have great photos, but the ones I have are immaculately organized! Many have asked me about my process, so here's a description of what I do to keep on top of the many photos, from many sources, I accumulate.

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