Journal Notes

Recreating WordPress Dashboard in Evolus Pencil (High-Fidelity Wireframe)

In order to teach oneself any new tool or process it can be quite instructive to attempt to duplicate a work that already exists and has been successfully produced. This is the way famous artists of the past including Albrecht Dürer and Leonardo da Vinci have learned and mastered their craft.Well, following in the steps …

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NOTES: 2021-04-26 | Notes on LinkedIn Learning PHP Videos

These notes are continued from this post. How to Retrieve Data from a MySQL database with PHP (with mysqli) Best practice: Always free result and connection when done. db_connect_guide.php // Credentials $dbhost = ‘localhost’; $dbuser = ‘webuser’; $dbpass = ‘secret’; $ dbname = ‘globe_bank’; // 1. Create DB Connection $conn = mysqli_connect( $dbhost, $dbuser, $dbpass, …

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NOTES: 2021-04-26 | Thoughts on PHP and Life

I have all these PHP snippets on my desk of things I learned taking Linkedin Learning PHP courses. I took a 4-hr long coding test for a remote PHP/LAMP Developer job with the Huntsville, AL branch of NASA. I was excited for the opportunity, but learning I was lacking on all kinds of modern programming techniques, …

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Why I Write: Reasons for Writing and Notes on Audience

Greetings, Dear Reader, Or “Bretheren”, or friend, or self … Whatever “catchy” intro phrase I’m choosing to use today. I like “Dear Reader” because it was something my idol/influence Stan Lee, creator and writer of what eventually became Marvel Comics. My thoughts are somewhat fragmented and somewhat cohesive. I am naturally analytical — prone to …

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Newspaper Clipping: ASOM at Trinity, Geneva, AL 2018-02-07 (article and photos by Eric Hepperle)

ASOM Brings Music Ministry to Trinity (Geneva Reaper)

Article Background & Summary I attended Trinity church in Geneva, AL early February of 2018. Their guests were a troupe of expressive dancers, singers, and musicians from the Atlanta School of Ministry. ASOM has locations across the US that seek to draw runaways and other disadvantaged youth and to rehabilitate them through art, music and …

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Design Journal: Designing a new logo for St. Elizabeth Missionary Baptist Church (SEMBC)

Last night I began teaching myself InkScape (again). This is the best and most well-known free and open-source alternative to Adobe Illustrator. I’ve tried to learn InkScape before, but the tutorials never seem to work, or are incomplete — not step by step for an absolute newbie — and often don’t include the very fundamental …

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Quick Tip: Download Entire Playlist with Youtube-DL CLI

This is just a quick tip or note about code to use to download entire video playlists from YouTube. I find this software very useful because you never know when a playlist you’ve bookmarked is all of a sudden going to be removed. In some cases — before I discovered this software — I found …

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Evolus Pencil Quick Tip: How to Group Items (Especially Sketchy GUI)

What is Evolus Pencil? Evolus Pencil (not to be confused with Apple Pencil, Pencil Sketch, or Pencil Code) is a great open source mockup and design application for Windows. It is has an easy to use drag-and-drop interface and it’s closest competitors are probably Microsoft PowerPoint, Google Slides, and charting applications like draw.io and LucidChart. …

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