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Grant Birchmeier is from West Michigan but currently lives in Chicagoland.

Like an asinine phoenix lives again.

It's all custom built, this time with Ruby on Rails. I've been part of a few big Rails projects at work, and I thought it'd be fun to build something to my own specs instead of a client's.

The page design is not quite where I want it. It's basically there, but there are a half-dozen or so things that aren't right, plus I'm sure it looks like a mess on mobile. But, sometimes you just have to pull the trigger and go live, or else you never will (a lesson one of my clients really needs to figure out).

Other web-dev-dorkery notes:

  • Supports writing posts in Markdown via the Redcarpet gem. I've grown to love Markdown.
  • No Javascript right now. Javascript can do some really neat stuff now, especially with AngularJS, but I haven't gotten that fancy here yet.
  • No Bootstrap. It's nice, but I just felt like doing things the hard way. I've got plans for a future project, where I will use Bootstrap.
  • I really like the style on my admin interface, but only I can see it. Hm.

The next high priority is making automated backups. Got burned by this once; not going to happen again.


2014-12-28 9:09pm NES Game Inventory


2011-05-02 7:22am But I'm not even *on* Foursquare...
Ignore this block if you somehow can see it. It's a hack to force the 'yieldbox' div to be as wide as the viewport allows, even if the content isn't wide.