Advent of Code 2022 is here!

The awesome Advent of Code is back for 2022! You can follow along on my github repo or follow on Twitter or Mastodon. Check out my finished Advent of Code solutions here. You can plug in your own puzzle inputs and find your own answers too! This year, I'll be doing my puzzles in React... Continue Reading →

April Fools with these terrible NPM packages

NPM, hosted at, is a repository for storing open-source libraries, frameworks, and packages that anyone can publish to, and anyone can download from. This has great packages in it like ReactJS, Okta, DataDog, Material, Luxon, and many, many more. However, there's also garbage in here. There are some really terrible NPM packages out there... Continue Reading →

Keeping React component’s state top of mind

I'm impatient I've done this too many times: // api call to get the contact Luke Skywalker // process a little data return ( <Card> <Card.Title>{}</Card.Title> </Card> ) just to get a lovely Can't read property 'name' of undefined error. Yuck. I fire up the dev console... Network tab, is the API returning data? ✅.... Continue Reading →

Advent of Code, Day 25

The last and final day of Advent of Code is here! What a great ride! I'll share my thoughts of this experience in a subsequent post soon. Day 25: Combo Breaker Part I Working with a security key card, and some sniffing on what's going on between the key card and to door, I have... Continue Reading →

Advent of Code, Day 23

Day 23 of Advent of Code is here! See all of my other blogged solutions here and my code on Github. If you're interested, check out what my colleagues at Slalom are doing with their Advent of Code! Day 23: Crab Cups Part I I don't know why I'm still playing with a crab, I... Continue Reading →

Advent of Code, Day 22

Day 22 of Advent of Code is here! YES! It's nice to complete one in the same day again. As mentioned before, I only have so much time in a day to work on these, so the more complex ones get pushed out. This one was rather simple. See all of my other solutions here.... Continue Reading →

Advent of Code, Day 21

Day 21 of Advent of Code is here! This is another day I just couldn't figure it out. I had just a hard time realizing how to even being. I understood the requirements, I could see the answer in my head, but couldn't get coding. I was just stuck. I reviewed many other's code, saw... Continue Reading →

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