Category: Tech

  • Orphan Branches in Git

    Orphan Branches in Git

    You may run into a situation where a branch of a project doesn’t need to share history with the main branch. I had this happen when I wanted to create a temporary-landing page for a project I was working on deploying. The landing page would be a “coming soon” page with a short blurb, hosted […]

  • Count How Many Days Until Halloween with Javascript Date Objects

    I’ve had fun making updates to my project this October. I made the decision not to make it an open source or Hacktoberfest eligible project this year. But, I’ve enjoyed making upgrades and trying new things. When I refreshed this project in early October, I knew that my current logic did not account for […]

  • You Don’t Have to Participate in Hacktoberfest

    You Don’t Have to Participate in Hacktoberfest

    I’ve participated in Hacktoberfest for the past 3 years and it can be a lot of fun. It can also be a lot of work. This is why I’ll step in as your internet friend by telling you it is ok not to participate in Hacktoberfest. Here are two reasons why.

  • Social Media Preview Images for Your GitHub Projects

    Did you know you can specify a social media preview image for your GitHub projects? Neither did I The social media preview image is different from any images you add to your repo’s folders or on your README. I was browsing the settings for one of my repositories when I came across this. I decided […]

  • Drab to Fab: Makeover Your Project README In 3 Steps

    Drab to Fab: Makeover Your Project README In 3 Steps

    Oh yeah! We’re giving your README a makeover! via GIPHY The README will be one of the first things someone sees when they view your project. Think of it as the subject line to your email, or the elevator pitch to your presentation. The README is the opportunity to get someone interested in your open […]