As the ill-fated 2020 school year faded into memory, somehow I got it in my head that what I REALLY needed to do this summer was learn how to create a full-stack, single-page web application.
When I switched to all-digital rubrics a couple years ago, I wanted to reproduce the feel of writing on paper without actually using any paper.
Turning off my noisy hard drive enclosure requires unmounting multiple volumes and then reaching below the desk to hold down a power button for several seconds. Wouldn’t it be cool if this could happen automatically as soon as I’m done using it?
We adopted a dog named Tucker. He’s adorable, but downloading his photos from our dog walker’s website was a little too difficult.
Who wouldn’t want to be responsible for dealing with hundreds of applications, planning an induction ceremony, and overseeing countless hours of service projects? It didn’t take long to discover that I had inherited an administrative nightmare.
After the school district replaced all the desktop computers in the journalism lab with laptops, I needed to find a way to reproduce the ergonomics and efficiency of our old setup using more modern hardware.
I’ve been a Mac user for nearly two decades. Say what you will about Steve Jobs’ Reality Distortion Field. I’ve…