What I’ve Done Differently This Summer

So, this blog post has been long overdue. There is both so many experiences and thoughts I want to share, and yet so few which I personally feel would be of any use to you. Regardless, without any order, here are some of the activities that I’ve enjoyed and also learned from this summer. For […]

Trying New Things, at the Cost of Old

A few weeks ago, I went with my friend Svitlana to view Frame by Frame, a ballet which paid homage to filmmaker and animator Norman McLaren. It was the first time either of us had gone to see a show based around the expression of dance. Instead of citing her opinions, I thought I’d focus […]

How I’m Getting Ready for New Things

Moving both Physically, and Mentally to New Places If you hadn’t followed my Twitter account (which you should, this shameless plug advocates for not any thought provoking posts or new insights, but more-less the mediocrity of the everyday developer such as yours truly @GervaisRay), then you wouldn’t have seen my ongoing battle for the past […]

Closing Two Weeks Completed of the 100 Days of Code Challenge

After The First Week Was Completed Wow, how quickly two weeks are passing by while you’re busy enjoying every hour you can with code, technology, people, and for once, the weather. I’m even more surprised to see that I was able to maintain a small git commit streak (10 days, which was cut yesterday, more […]

An Introduction to The 100 Days of Code

The day has finally come, the start of the much discussed 100 days of code! The official website can be found here: 100daysofcode.com, which explains the methodologies and why(s) of the challenge. I decided that it would be the best way to start learning new languages and concepts that I’ve always wanted to have experience […]

Removing the Excess Years from Angular Material’s DatePicker

An OSD700 Contribution Update So here we are, potentially the last contribution to occur for OSD700 from this developer before the semester ends and marks are finalized. No pressure. For this round, I wanted to tackle a feature request which I thought would be beneficial for those who utilize the date picker component (a common […]

The Cost of Aesthetic in Flat Design

A OSD700 Contribution Post For the final release, one of the issues I wanted to focus on was this, which I figured would be an easy contribution toward the project and a check off of my final release requirements. After reviewing the comments on the issue, I was under the impression that I had to […]

A Second Semester of Open Source Contributions Completed

It’s hard to believe how quickly this semester has come to a close. Some of us including me even had countdown calendars, and yet the days escaped even quicker than we could count. It feels like just last week I started my second dedicated foray into Open Source technologies, and yet in the next two […]

The Importance of Properly Setting Up Your Linter

Or, How to Break Every Travis Build Your Commit Creates! An OSD700 Contribution Update Part 2 Preface This week, having thought I had climbed and conquered the smallest imaginable version of Everest, I climbed into my favorite chair, put on headphones, and let hours pass by while finishing Haunted Empire. My phone went off during […]

Autocomplete for All, An Angular Material Story

An OSD700 Contribution Update Part 1 In this day and age, you live in one of two camps, you either love or hate autocomplete. Autocomplete (which differs from autocorrect due to contextual opposites of operation) is the answer to the mundane long dropdown lists, providing a means to both filter and evaluate a value without […]