Month: October 2018

Photo of woman looking while shielding her eyes with her hand, by Jason Wong on Unsplash

Developer Journal: Thoughts on Job Hunting and Life

A Brief Retrospective of My Job Seeking and Career Successes in 2018 As I sit to write this, having just taken a bath and moisturized my curly hair with a dab of coconut oil, the moon shines brightly above. Perhaps the full is moon is why I can’t sleep. Perhaps there are other reasons. I’m […]

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WordPress Tutorial: How to Install & Manage Widgets

This WordPress administration tutorial is for self-hosted WordPress websites and is intended to teach users how to install, configure, remove, and manage WordPress widgets. Widgets are extra modules that are either included with WordPress core or are added by installed plugins. Plugins add functionality to a basic, stock WordPress website, often by providing configurable modules […]

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Eric Hepperle Blog - Winter Driving Tips for Iowa featured image; shows winter Suzuki Aerio car on tow truck. Purple hue

Winter Driving in Iowa: Tips for Staying Out of the Ditch in Snowy Weather

After an unseasonably hot September and first week or so of October in the Wiregrass region of southern Alabama, last night (10/11/18) temperatures finally began to cool (in Alabama, cool temperatures means mid to low seventies, Fahrenheit). In fact, the day prior, Hurricane Michael (which waffled between a category 3 and category 4 hurricane or […]

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WordPress Tutorial: Create New Blog Post [Basics]

This WordPress administration tutorial is for self-hosted WordPress websites and is intended to teach users how to create and publish a simple blog post. In the video I show you a few places that you can create a new blog post from in the WordPress dashboard. I demonstrate inserting images and graphics, formatting text as […]

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Photo of hands holding a candle by Myriams-Photos, via Pixabay (no attribution required). Accessed 16 Oct. 2018.

How I Healed My Body With Prayer

I was chatting with a good friend of mine from Oregon today when I learned she had been experiencing pain due to chronic illness. She was having back issues and said she is now walking with a cane. This is friend is very spiritual herself and knows the power of prayer. Yet, she has not […]

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WordPress Tutorial: How To Download and Install WordPress [Basics]

This WordPress administration tutorial is for self-hosted WordPress websites and is intended to teach users how to download and install WordPress core on a remote server or web host. In this tutorial I cover how to download and install WordPress core to a remote server (your webhost or ISP). Steps to download and install a […]

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Project: Exporting your Google Plus page followers to CSV with JavaScript ES6

This is a side project I did based on a a question I was asked to answer on Quora. In this project, we look at possible ways to export, extract, or grab information about users from our Google+ followers page. We ultimately use JavaScript in a browser console to scape user information using ECMAScript 6 […]

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Hurricane Michael Geneva Alabama morning report (Oct 11, 2018)

According to Alabama Power’s Twitter feed, as of 4:30 AM today, October 11, 2018, Hurricane Michael left 45,000 customers without power. including 5,800 in Geneva County and 10,000 in Houston County (Dothan). Crews are working quickly to get power restored in the Wiregrass this morning.

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Hurricane Michael WTVY Doppler radar, Oct. 10, 2018, 4:30pm

Geneva, Alabama Hurricane Michael vids Oct 10, 2018

Hurricane Michael caused power outages and down trees in Geneva, Alabama between 2 and 5 PM today, Wednesday, October 10, 2018. Our power went out at #HepperleManor at exactly 4:20 PM CAT.

This is footage I was able to shoot before we list power.

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Hurricane Michael WeatherBug 2018-10-10

Breaking News: Geneva, Alabama Braces for Hurricane Michael

I’m sitting in my living room as I write this listening to Hepperle Manor’s 3 sets of wind chimes bang and clash as the rain pours down on our metal roof. Hurricane Michael is expected to make landfall today and residents of Geneva, Alabama are bracing for the storm.

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