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March 11, 2021
NFTs beyond art — 3 uses with real utility
Nifty art has little utility beyond being able to display it in somewhat obscure virtual worlds. Some say to buy them for bragging rights, because owning things feels good, or to start a collection.
Joe Czubiak
5 min read
February 25, 2021
Box-Shadows
I've become mildly obsessed with box-shadows. When they are done well, they're magic. They provide depth, contrast, and clarity to the page. When done poorly, they're distracting. Let's dive into box-shadows.
Joe Czubiak
10 min read
February 09, 2021
Shadows
I built an open-source CSS box-shadow generator. I was curious about box shadows one day and next thing you kow I've built a tool.
Joe Czubiak
1 min read
January 27, 2021
My secret to putting my email on my website without getting spammed
I got an email from Ugohow the other day. Ugohar also sent me one. The Ugos send me a lot of emails, they write to me in Russian with links to buy prescription drugs. Thanks, Ugos.
Joe Czubiak
4 min read
January 06, 2021
A Los Feliz Day in the Rain
Rain offers scenery we don't get to appreciate most days. During a recent rain storm my girlfriend and I decided to get out and explore.
Joe Czubiak
4 min read
December 11, 2020
Building LA Street Sweeping App
We are building an app to help the people of LA navigate street sweeping. Follow along as we document the journey here.
Joe Czubiak
3 min read
December 07, 2020
Snakebites and Fear-Setting
As I hiked through the desert, observing all of the holes in the ground that are surely home to a feast of rodents, there was one question I couldn't get out of my head.
Joe Czubiak
3 min read
October 16, 2020
Laravel + React
This tutorial will show you how to use React with Laravel in a way that lets you sprinkle React into a legacy Laravel codebase and blade templates. We will not be creating an SPA or using Create React App.
Joe Czubiak
6 min read
August 25, 2020
I'm wearing a hat
I don't always consider myself a developer. Some would classify this thinking as imposter syndrome. To me, it's something else.
Joe Czubiak
2 min read
July 28, 2020
Bridging CMS content and react components via shortcodes
I thought it would be nice to create my own implementation of shortcodes for my blog so I can include my custom react components into my post by adding a simple shortcode. This creates the bridge between CMS and code that I was missing.
Joe Czubiak
3 min read
April 14, 2020
Joe's APIs
I'm providing free APIs for anyone to use at data.joeczubiak.com. Our first API serves important public data about COVID-19. The idea is to provide a way to give myself and others useful tools to build interesting things with.
Joe Czubiak
2 min read
April 08, 2020
Finding Flour During the Pandemic
I started making sourdough a few months ago, finding my way to it though my journey into all things fermentation. Sourdough is yet another fermented product after all.
Joe Czubiak
2 min read
April 06, 2020
Netlify Contact Form with React Ant Design Form Components
We're building a simple contact form with three fields — name, email, message. It will be a React component that uses the Ant Design components to display a Netlify form.
Joe Czubiak
7 min read
April 06, 2020
Masks - The New Norm
The new norm in the US will be to wear a mask when you're sick. This is a cultural hurdle that has taken a pandemic to finally get over. It's not something that we treat as normal or American.
Joe Czubiak
2 min read
April 01, 2020
Hi there
Welcome to my site. I've been meaning to start writing for a long time. I finally updated this website with new flashy tech and now is time for me to fill it in with some content.
Joe Czubiak
1 min read
April 01, 2020
Patient Tracker V
Patient Tracker V brings project management tools to dentists to help organize and track complex cases.
Joe Czubiak
1 min read
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