How to Use the Maxmind Javascript API to Control Content by City, State, or Country

December 26, 2020

Controlling what a website visitor sees, based on their geo location, is a fairly common activity today. Most often, this happens on the server, before the content is generated for the visitor to see, but what if you do not have access to manipulate server side code and can only update the javascript that the

JWT User Authentication API with Lumen

December 26, 2020

Lumen is a great framework to build an API off of, but it does not come with user authentication or authorization. I needed to create a small API that allowed users to create an account and access the service with a JWT. Quality information on how to pull that off with Lumen is not very

Boat Delivery – San Pedro, CA to Tacoma, WA – trip log

September 4, 2020

Day One – Aug 15, 2020 Long day today. Woke up at 3 am and hopped on a flight from SeaTac, WA to Long Beach, WA. Planned to sleep on the first flight, then on the layover in Oakland, CA to get coffee and breakfast. All went to plan until Oakland. The airport had significant

Nano Reef cleaned up!

July 31, 2020

The tank is doing great now! It has been several weeks without new issues cropping. I did lose the Watchman Goby, everybody else is quite healthy though 🙂 The fish and invertebrates are still in the tank, just hiding in this photo.

Using An iPad For Web Development

May 31, 2020

My obsession with using an iPad for web development started all the way back with the first generation iPad. Tools then were sparse, but I made it work by jumping through some hoops. Today’s iPad is a much superior machine, and the available apps have come a long way toward making the iPad comfortable enough,