Income and Poverty: A brief perspective on correlations

A quick note on time. Keeping up with weekly, even bi-weekly, articles with complete research, examination, and a focused conclusion is proving difficult. That said, to keep the habit and education going, I’m going to introduce some short perspectives which look into recent news or focused glimpse of a bigger topic to be expanded on later. Last … Continue reading Income and Poverty: A brief perspective on correlations

Years in Learning but only the Beginning

Homelessness and Hunger from a Volunteer View When I first volunteered at Broad Street Ministry I went with far more preconceptions than I realized. Most of all I thought we would just serve a meal, the exchange would be one way but with all the serving finished the volunteers began to sit with our guests, … Continue reading Years in Learning but only the Beginning

Looking for just the right Focus Timer: For breaks

The Pomodoro Technique is a well known and widely used way of training your mind to focus on the task at hand. Lately, I’m using it more and more as a way of taking better breaks. Without a timer, I find myself continuing to work on a problem for far too long without stepping away to … Continue reading Looking for just the right Focus Timer: For breaks

Why use SQLite with Laravel

At first, it wasn’t immediately obvious why to use SQLite, over MySQL, with Laravel but a couple good cases have come up. For AnimaticBuilder, since a robust user database setup isn’t needed just yet, SQLite works great since it’s fast, portable, and easily versioned. Even later, when a user database is needed, individual SQLite databases … Continue reading Why use SQLite with Laravel

WordPress 4.4 Sidebar Naming

With WordPress 4.4 rolling out a few issues have come up around sidebars and widgets but one fix is not immediately obvious. When adding a sidebar, the naming previously was not case sensitive but it is now. The example below would not work: register_sidebar(array( ‘name’=>’Homepage Widget’, ‘description’ => ‘Main Area on the Homepage’, ‘id’ => ‘homepage’, … Continue reading WordPress 4.4 Sidebar Naming

Want to learn Laravel? Tear apart Illuminate

There are any number of ways to learn Laravel. From the documentation right on laravel.com to the very complete tutorials over at Laracasts.com but there is also great way to learn the basics bundled in the install. Navigate to /vendors/laravel/src/framework/illuminate and dig into the modules that form the key functionality included in the original configuration. … Continue reading Want to learn Laravel? Tear apart Illuminate