Nick Christiny Yak Shaver Extraordinaire

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Freelance problem solver, hacker. This is my blog. Proud guardian of two cats, I currently reside in San Antonio, Texas.

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Updating Ye Olde Jekyll

I have not experienced the dreaded slow build times reported by other Jekyll users perhaps because I have not yet surpassed “critical mass” on posts.

However with so many shiny new static site generators (SSGs) out in the wild, it never hurts to take a another look. >>>More

12 Or So Must-Read Newsletters For Web Developers

If one wishes to stay abreast of the changing tech landscape in this age of decreased attention times and information overload, then a regular curated list of articles, links, or blog posts is invaluable.

In my humble opinion these are the top newsletters out today that concern web development and software/hardware tech.>>>More

Best 2018 Chicago Tech Events for Students

I’ve lived in Chicago three years so here are my favorite tech meetups and recurring events in terms of my interest and availability to students in general. Most require an RSVP. >>>More

From jQuery to Vanilla JavaScript

No disrespect to jQuery, a phenomenal and lasting tool, but I saw fit to extirpate it from my blog’s code. >>>More

Another Word on Google Analytics

Almost a year ago I wrote a post about keeping Google Analytics (GA) data clear of perturbations such as spam and other tomfoolery. It is now time to revisit the topic, since reports have surfaced in the past weeks of just this sort of activity happening. >>>More