Gatsby Made Easier

In my last post, I took you through how to set up Gatsby with some tips on navigating some snags in their tutorial. Today, we’re going to look at an easier way to create a Gatsby site, especially if you have only basic knowledge of HTML / CSS / JS. We’ll also look at a…

Set Up a Static Site with Gatsby

It appears that many companies are now hosting their technical documentation on static sites made through services like Jekyll and Gatsby, so as a technical writer, it’s beneficial to learn how to use these tools. Whereas the static site generator Jekyll is built on Ruby, Gatsby is built on React, which is a JavaScript library…

Use These 25 Keyboard Shortcuts to Stave Off RSI

If you’re in your 20s or even 30s, sitting on the couch hunched over your laptop might be a comfortable way to work; however after working like that for ten years, you’ll likely find your back has become weak and rounded, your head craned perpetually forward, and the nerves in your arms, wrists, or hands…

The Divided States of America

Contrary to Rep. Lauren Boebart’s tweet on the morning of January 6, 2021, it is not 1776, the year of our Declaration of Independence during the American Revolutionary War. Rebels are not fighting for freedom from an oppressive foreign regime. It is not even 1861, the year that the American Civil War started. Soldiers are…

Terrorists, Not Protestors

Words shape public opinion and even define our perception of reality, so the language we choose to represent people and events matters.  The terrifying assault on our Capitol on January 6, 2021, has been described as protests that turned into riots, an insurrection, an armed standoff, and an attempted coup. Good choice of words. That’s…

Yuletide Crafts!

It’s always been a great pleasure for me to celebrate all the things! Since I’ve had my share of struggles and live with (sometimes debilitating) C-PTSD, it’s important to celebrate life because these little things brings me so much joy, especially this year! It’s more important that ever to have things to look forward to…

Birthday Cameos

My Cameo videos from Harry Potter actors, a birthday gift from a special friend.

“You’ll Submit”

Sending some silliness your way! I rewrote the lyrics to Hamilton’s “You’ll Be Back” and made a video mocking Trump’s refusal to concede.

Scary Voter Intimidation

Today on The Daily Rose, we look at the scary voter intimidation tactics the GOP are pulling, especially the motorcade in Texas, and how both Trump and Trump Jr. are encouraging them.

Spooktacular Halloween!

If you know me at all, you know I often go all out on Halloween. Please watch my short video to see the Halloween Display I created this year, in part inspired by a Spooktoberfest contest we’re having at work. Great way to spend a weekend! Creating creepy things! We carved pumpkins on Halloween and…