• Why I Switched Site Themes

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    I used to have a really nice site. It had the standard sections (about, work, blog), a decent color palette and some simple animations. If I had to give it a rank, it’d receive a B. It got the job done, and in fact got me a few jobs. So why the change? Since I’ve…

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  • Representation & Visibility: Reflections on a weekend at KAAN

    Representation & Visibility: Reflections on a weekend at KAAN

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    This past weekend, I had the privilege of speaking at KAAN, an adoptee conference, in Chicago, Illinois. The theme of the year was “Representation and Visibility,” and my session was named “Speaking With(Out) Words.” This was my first time at KAAN, and it was my first time in a group of adoptees that numbered over…

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  • Tracing my story through the adoptee consciousness model

    Tracing my story through the adoptee consciousness model

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    This is a more expansive recounting of my life as an adoptee through the lens of the adoptee consciousness model.

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  • Lite Vimeo: My first npm package!

    Lite Vimeo: My first npm package!

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    I really believe in open-source, and one of my go-to packages has been this lite-vimeo package by Alex Russell. However, it’s not been updated in a while, and in my work with the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, I’ve really needed a version that can handle unlisted videos. Since it’s just file and vanilla JS, it…

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  • Looper Magic in Cornerstone

    Looper Magic in Cornerstone

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    Looping through arrays might be easy, but what if you aren’t writing actual code?

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  • WordPress hacks with custom blocks development and block.json

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    I keep not finding the answer that I’m looking for, so here’s a quick bit of info about developing custom blocks for the Gutenberg / block editor with the block.json file and the default @wordpress/scripts config. Here’s a picture of one of my blocks that I’m building inside a plugin that holds all of my…

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  • An intermediate roadmap to WordPress development

    An intermediate roadmap to WordPress development

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    A learning roadmap for developers who have some level of experience with web development, generally, but perhaps not with WordPress specifically.

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  • Chuseok, 3 years later.

    Chuseok, 3 years later.

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    3 years ago, I celebrated Chuseok (추석) for the first time in my life. I was 27, and my wife was the only family I had near me. Chuseok, also known as Korean Thanksgiving Day, is one of the most important and festive holidays of the year….Traditionally, Koreans return to their ancestral hometowns to celebrate…

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  • Why I became a web developer

    Why I became a web developer

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    While hopefully just as entertaining and insightful as other things I do, this post is about how I became a web developer, (without trying to sell you on anything).

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