With all these “Plus” TV channels there will be nothing left on normal TV to watch. Which I get is by design but I’m happy paying for either my Cable or plus packages, but not both. Interesting times ahead for old school TV providers.

So it’s my Birthday tomorrow but I feel like because of 2020, I’m entitled to a do-over right? Who’s with me on this?

I have been experimenting with GatsbyJS cloud hosting and dang if it’s not supper fast at builds and deploys.

Yep, says it feels like 15 degrees and I believe it, even with heating on my office is cold.

I think it’s now officially too cold here in DFW for my brain to do anyhing useful.

Episode 9 - Tailwind CSS

Show Notes Tailwind CSS is a utility framework that enables developers and designers to build layouts quickly by combining classes to achive the desired layout. In this episode I explain how you can use Tailwind and get up to speed fast.

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A long productive weekend. I feel often regardless of how much we achive on our side projects, we feel it is never enough. But when we look back the following day, we amaze ourselves at just how much we managed to get finished.

There has been a disturbing trend in putting as much stuff as possible on Web pages. For example every photography based theme does it’s very best to make you look at everything BUT the photographic content. So annoying.

Argh World of Warcraft! You travel back and forth endlessly to the same NPC, you think you have finally reached the end and then they pop that “Hey go see blah in a totally different zone and do the samething again”.

Episode 8 - First Moments with NextJS on the JAMStack

Show Notes

Any time I look to start or rebuild a personal project I see it as a reason to try and learn something new. I am rebuilding my photography site from the ground up. So that gave me a good reason to look at NextJS as my static site builder and find out what all the buzz is about.

In this episode I share my thoughts on working from knowing almost nothing to having a working site using NextJS to build it.

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This weekend I am playing around with Descript, a tool for creating/editing video and audio in a very different way. It is as they say “like editing a text document” that also edits the video and audio. In theory it makes editing a lot quicker.

Seriously, look how much time TubeBuddy has saved me

I was asked what tools I use to create the meta and manage my YouTube channel. One very simple answer … TubeBuddy is amazing. https://www.tubebuddy.com/pwcom Affiliate link click is appreciated but not the important part. Into my second year with TubeBuddy because it’s that good.

My weekend learning NextJS was very productive, I’m impressed with it and continuing to develop my project using it and Tailwind CSS another very cool tool.

Sometimes it’s the little things that make the difference in testing. Here’s an example, I love Canary mail so let me get that out the way first.

But this example shows that you need to really check window resizing refresh in your app before shipping. Changing tab’s fixes this, that’s how I know it’s a view refresh issue.

I needed to evaluate an existing project, and given that I see any rebuild as a chance to try new tools. I played around with NextJS at the weekend. Initial impressions, very easy to get started with compared to other JAMStack setups.

I am taking part in the #100DaysOfGatsby project this year and it’s the first time I’ve used @contentful and oh my is it simply wonderful to work with!

I have been using the SaneBox service to help monitor & manage my email. Happy to report that it’s been great for me. This link is an affiliate link and it helps us both. But I want to make it clear that you do not have to use it, I just really love keeping my inbox empty.

If there was one button I totally don’t see the point of and have hit so many times by accident on the Nintendo Switch it’s the screen capture button. For all that is holy please let us reprogram that stupid button.

That is all :) #NintendoSwitch

I have everything I need to start a new game idea, I have the idea, the tools, a pretty good starting place I think, and time.

What I don’t have is the motivation, so thanks for that 2020.

Cyberpunk rocks even though it's Punk

I am thoroughly loving playing Cyberpunk. Not because of the hype or how everyone is playing it right now. It is because it’s the kind of game I always wanted someone to make. I feel that I’m really making the character mine by the choices I make.

I am streaming my play through on Twitch: twitch.tv/grfxg

Oh so close, even though I doubt Cyberpunk can live up the hype it should still be a good ride.

Episode 7 - My design workflow

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In this episode I share my process and some thoughts on how I go about designing applications. The differences between designing ahead of or during development and how that affects the process.

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I wish I had more time to work with Unity, anytime I open it and start working on an idea for a game it always makes me smile. It is also inspiring to see so many great things being made in the Unity communities.

I just want to say that whilst the new World of Warcraft expansion is pretty and has some nice changes. There are far too many cut scenes and the quests are INCREDIBLY boring, at least for the first 2-3 levels. #wow #shadowlands