This took a while. Yesterday while watching the E3 2021 live stream I tried to work through how to create a gradient in Processing, specifically how I could apply it to an ellipse. I found a few ways to create them while searching but I wanted to try and see if I could work it… Continue reading Gradients are hard in Processing
Lately, I started getting into Generative art. The idea that I can use code to generate artwork appeals to me. I’ve only got into working in Processing, a language for generative art (Java-based), for about two weeks now and already I can see its possibilities. At first, I just tried to get the basics down.… Continue reading Getting into Generative Art via Processing
This semester I’m an adjunct at Bemidji State University! I’m teaching BUAD 3283 E-Commerce Web Development (3 credits) to a mix of business and computer science majors. We’ve had many interns from BSU in the web development department at PBC, and two things that we emphasize with them is source control management (SCM) and test-driven development (TDD). So for my curriculum,… Continue reading Get them early with Source Control!
I’m getting in the habit of using a .env file for loading environment variables. Laravel already uses them for setting up configuration. It’s a nice way to setup variables that can be used in bash or through a php library like vlucas/phpdotenv. For a site I’m working on I wanted the environment variable APP_ENV set to “local” in… Continue reading .env environment variables when working with Apache
I found out a cool usage for composer that I didn’t know about; use it for installing WordPress plugins. I use Phing to do all my deployments (slowly moving towards continuous integration with Jenkins). I wanted a way to get the plugin files and include them with my deployment automagicly. Composer can download and extracting the plugin archive file rather than using… Continue reading Installing WordPress Plugins with Composer
This is the first in a series of “today I learned” posts. Today it’s all about the pseudo element ::before and ::after. This isn’t new news to most I’m sure, but I’ve just recently started using these and think they are pretty cool. Say you are working on a site where you have access to the styles… Continue reading ::before and ::after