Over at DetroitHockey.Net, how I format my posts is constantly evolving. One of those changes is around the concept of a “matchup image.” Way back in 2005 I rebuilt the site in such a way that big headline stories were expected to include some kind of featured image. I took photos at every game I […]
I’ve always been a big fan of software developers having side projects. I think it’s important, as a dev, to diversify the types of problems you’re learning to solve. That said, I think there are plenty of good reasons not to work in code for your day job and then keep doing so on nights […]
Much like last fall’s version of the Twitterpocalypse saw people running to Mastodon (and, seemingly, quickly running back to Twitter) as a replacement social media platform, this summer’s edition has seen a shift to Bluesky social. As I try to keep my various sites relevant, that means learning how to have them interact programmatically with […]
Last month, a new basketball league called the Basketball Superleague was announced. I consider myself pretty plugged-in to such things, if for no other reason than my interest in sports branding, but basketball really isn’t my sport and there are dozens of regional low-level basketball leagues that come and go, so this normally wouldn’t have […]
I’ve got a webhook for my main Trello board that’s so simple that I don’t really even think of it anymore. Today, though, I was working in the board my wife and I use for our household stuff and it annoyed me that it wasn’t there, so I set it up and figured it was […]
Earlier this year I wrote a bit about setting up a Mastodon server. I stuck to the technical side in that post but, in addition to that, there was the branding of the server (and a second server that spun off of it) so I figured I’d write that up here. Shocking no one, I’m […]
Many years ago now, I wrote about the challenge of re-branding one of my fantasy hockey teams in a league where team identities were treated very seriously. In the years since then, that particular league has itself rebranded (going from the NHA – National Hockey Association – to the NSHL – National Simulated Hockey League) […]
Notes on deploying from a GitHub repository to an EC2 instance via S3 to avoid having to save GitHub credentials at AWS.
Like seemingly many people, I recently started experimenting with hosting a Mastodon instance (mastodon.hockey, in this particular case). When I started, because I was considering it “just” an experiment, I decided to take the path of (nearly) least resistance and fired up a droplet over at DigitalOcean using their 1-Click app. That gave me a […]
Instructions on how to build my custom hockey stick display brackets. Mostly so that I have it documented next time I need to do it.