About

I'm a developer based in Chicago. I work from the inside out on websites, focusing on strong code getting the most of the Internet. Self-taught, I enjoy learning new coding and new ways to improve old tricks. I love to work with Drupal, but also know my way around WordPress.

I work on Debian. I code by hand. On my blog pages, I will be giving away tips and tricks I've learned through trial and error. Mostly I want to keep a record of it for myself, but hopefully it helps someone along the way.

I enjoy spending extra time working on my server and improving its performance.

Learn more about recent work I've completed on the portfolio page.

Articles

08/23/2016 - 10:01

I've completed a new project for GalaCollider. It's a deckbuilder to showcase the cards available in the game. Also, it will allow users to build decks for game play.

The project was started from thronesdb. The project is built upon Symfony2 and Twig - the base of Drupal 8 no less. It's been interesting and exciting to learn about what is being used to build the latest version of Drupal from another side.

02/28/2016 - 19:53

Creating a node with PHP in Drupal 8 is easy and not much different than in Drupal 7. The following is how to create a base node. I've also included how to fill in a few of the typical fields, you'll probably want to add more or use different ones. Lastly, I've updated the path alias.

06/03/2015 - 09:09

GalaCollider is a project that I've joined recently, as the web developer. It is a fusion of 4X and card games into one, with a planned early release for the fall of 2015. Learn about the game.

The site is built on WordPress with a purchased theme; though the theme has required many tweaks and improvements, the shell is still there. See portfolio page.

Eventually the website and the game will be linked to keep user accounts up-to-date seemlessly.