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Package Webpages as Apps with Nativefier

Written by Lorna Jane / Original link on Sep. 15, 2020

There are a couple of specific web pages I use in separate windows from my other browser tabs, so I can always find them. However this quickly leads to a too-many-browser-windows problem. Instead, I have been turning them into basic standalone applications with a javascript tool: nativefier and I…


Create .desktop files for Ubuntu

Written by Lorna Jane / Original link on Sep. 13, 2020

Having created a couple of .desktop files lately to make launching apps easier, I thought I'd write myself a quick reminder of what I did and how it works. If it's useful to you too, then great! I have one application in a weird path, and another that needs a specific environment variable set for…



An Intro to Your ESP8266

Written by Lorna Jane / Original link on Aug. 8, 2020

I've been using a microchip on my neopixel shelf project but I kind of set it up, changed one thing, and didn't look at it again until this week. I'd like to have my neopixels do something more interesting than one solid colour or another, so I needed to remind myself of what this thing is and how…


Creating a Simple OpenAPI Spec

Written by Lorna Jane / Original link on Aug. 6, 2020

Having API descriptions in your workflow is a game-changer, but how do you get from nothing to a functioning spec in the first place? I recently made a very simple spec for a very simple API, and thought it might make a good example for anyone looking to create a spec for the first time. OpenAPI sp…


Using Environments in Postman

Written by Lorna Jane / Original link on Jul. 23, 2020

I'm using Postman more lately and showing off the Environments feature really often. I really like this feature for giving easy ways to handle values I use frequently, but it seems to be a bit of a hidden gem, so I thought I'd write about when I find it useful, in case you do too!Environments are…