10,000 Words for 2021

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As the new year starts, so does a good time for a new set of goals. Having recently transferred from the delivery side of BlueBolt to the sales side (in a Sales Engineering capacity), I bring into the new year an ability to focus a lot more on my personal brand. It seems that year after year, I strive to write more; and damnit, this year I’m going to!

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Another Year In Review - 2020

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Another year has come and gone, and it’s another year with lofty goals that fell well short of what I had hoped. This seems to be a common theme at the end of each calendar. There’s probably a lesson to be learned there, though I doubt I’ll carry that into the new year. I have already started thinking about what I want to accomplish in 2021, which makes it tough to look back and see what this last year was. I have found, though, that these posts have become a journal of sorts. I occasionally go back and reread my chronicles from years past, just to remind myself of what it was like. Perhaps sometime in the future, my kids will read through this and see what happened while they were growing up.

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Building a Shopify App - Overview

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Shopify has a really good tutorial on building a Shopify App using Node.js and React. It includes the initial node and npm set-up. The tutorial uses ngrok to handle allowing communication from Shopify to the local node server. Then it gives a quick GraphQL primer, uses Apollo to fetch data, goes through setting up Billing the Shopify store, and listening for webhooks. There is a pretty sizable leap from taking this information and getting a proof-of-concept app running.

This series takes a different route. I am going to start by creating a webhook listener in Azure Functions, published from Github; then create the code necessary to install the app; then create the code to allow updating the app’s permissions; then get into billing for the app; and finally, actually start building some real functionality.

The goal of this is to create a solid starting point, thus lowering the barrier for entry for building future apps.

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12 Days of Exercisemas

Exactly One Hobby

Unless otherwise noted, each workout is done once-per-hour for twelve hours in a day. For me, I’ll be doing this from 7am to 7pm. Much like the song, each exercise is performed on all subsequent days, too.

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The Mandalorian - Season One - A Few Thoughts

Exactly One Hobby

I watched season one of The Mandalorian as it was released a year ago. I had a lot of thoughts on the matter at the time, so going into this second season, I wanted to go back and rewatch the first season. This time, writing down all the highlights that I could remember from the first go around. You’ll find that I was fond of this show. There were some entertaining pieces, but overall I found it to basically just be an episodic gunslinger-in-space derivative. There’s nothing particularly unique or extraordinary about the show. It’s half-decent entertainment, so long as you ignore continuity errors, dry dialog, and lots of tropes. There are spoilers throughout, but I don’t care.

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Inavord Architecture - A Template for Success

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The first quarter of 2020 is over and I have yet to write a single blog post. I have been tinkering away constantly, but with the change of employment I haven’t really made much progress. Lots of brain power has been spent on what I want to do, but I haven’t put together the keyboard time to build anything of substance nor in writing about it. Time to get things pushed along, though.

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