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I've been writing online at various sites since 2003, mostly about a wide variety of topics including web development, tech, food and whatever else I feel like writing and sharing. Use the search below to filter posts

The Directed Stack: A Full-Stack App built with Remix and Directus

The Directed Stack is a full-stack Remix stack that combines Directus as the backend and Remix for the app, easily customizable to build on...

The Remix Blog Stack

The Remix Blog Stack is a Remix stack I wrote for quickly building an MDX blog in Remix, it's had a few revisions recently....

Quickly Deploy Directus on Railway

Want to deploy a Directus site on Railway? This example is a quick starter to get… started...

Josh W Comeau : "Why React Re-Renders"

In React, we don't update the DOM directly, we tell React what we want the DOM to look like, and React tackles the rest. But how exactly does it do this? In this tutorial, we'll unpack exactly when and why React re-renders, and how we can use this information to optimize the performance of our React apps....

Creating post previews in Strapi with Remix

Being able to preview a new post is important, and when headless, it's even more important. ...

Upgrade your Remix app to React 18

It's easy to quickly upgrade a Remix app to React 18....

Re-arranging things

This blog has been using mdx as next.js statically generated site for over a year, but I wanted to shake things up....

Using Hasura with NextAuth

I wanted a simple solution to use Hasura with NextAuth that did not involve direct database....

Use React Admin with Hasura and Nextjs

Sometimes, you need a admin panel....

Install Hasura on Dokku

adding hasura to your dokku stack is a handy app....

Setup an nginx proxy for docker-compose

Let's get started on a nice way to proxy docker containers with let's encrypt and nginx...

Build a Contact form with Nextjs and Slack webhooks

I decided I wanted a nice contact form on this site, that would push directly to slack via webhook...

Philly Cheese Steak Sandwiches

Philly Cheese Steak Sandwiches in your slow cooker are exactly what you want...

Poor Man's Lobster

Poor man's lobster is an interesting dish, and a tasty one....

Halifax Donair

Just like the east coast donair sauce, we also have our donairs, this recipe is one I love to use alongside the donair sauce....

Maritime Donair Sauce

I'm from the east coast, and we have a slightly different style donair sauce we use there...

Instant Pot Cheeseburger Pie

What is Component-Oriented Programming (COP)?

With all the latest front-end frameworks — such as React, Angular, and Vue — we’re seeing a cool new paradigm rise. It’s known as component-oriented programming, and it’s all about stitching reusable components together like Lego blocks...

What's your fight song?

Do you have a fight song?...

Instant Pot Crack Chicken

This dish is incredible, use it as a dip with pitas, or dig in and eat it as is....

Irish Boxty

An Irish boxty is a potato pancake made from mashed potatoes and grated raw potato. It's great served with eggs and bacon....

When it seems like it's just you against everyone...

Building a List MVP app with Flybase

Building a quick List MVP app with Flybase...

That song in your head

There's the music just gets in your head, and your heart......

Healthchecks and Heartbeats

Never underestimate the importance of healthchecks ffor your apps...

Wasabi Coleslaw

This light and tangy slaw combines a crisp mix of cabbage, daikon, carrots and radishes with a bright dressing of rice vinegar and spicy wasabi....

Mediterranean Shawarma

Shawarma is one of my favourite foods, but there is a lack of good places to get decent shawarma around here so I make my own....

Apple Cider Marinated Sirloin Steak

This is a tasty and simple steak recipe....

Fried Rice

This is a classic fried rice recipe that is easy to modify and adjust to your taste....

Chicken Curry

A little spice always helps the brain juices get flowing, and this chicken curry dish is a favorite for any get together, especially when I'm planning a group meeting to work on the latest ideas....

Pepper Steak Stir Fry

This is one of my favorite quick stir fry dishes to make....

Become a GyShiDo-San, Get Your Shit Done and Become More Productive

Ah Daniel-san, you have come in search of ways to be more productive in your day and get more done. That is a wise move, let me tell you about the art of GyShiDo and how it will help you Get Your Shit Done...

Don't Be a George, Be a Kramer (or Be a Little of Both)

If anybody asked me, I have always denied this, and I have hated to admit it but I am secretly a closet Seinfeld fan....

Crispy Roasted Shiitake mushrooms

Shiitake mushrooms are great for lots of dishes, this is a quick snack that you'll love....

Scheduled Do Not Disturb Is Your Friend

I used to be just like you. I was one of those guys who had to reply to every work related email as soon as it came in, or check every alert as soon as it arrived....

What is Coded Geekery

This blog is being created to serve as a place to share ideas, from building a freelance business, to coding to finding a good work life balance....