Nerd Blog

Just another blog about random things I enjoy, mostly programming and gaming. This site was converted to Jekyll in about March of 2017 so I can play with a lot of fun new toys. It runs much faster than using Wordpress, and it is statically generated by Jekyll. So what I do is I can write the post in markdown, push it to Git (I use TFS Git at the moment for this project). This triggers an automatic build in TFS that will build using Jekyll using 2 different configurations, one for dev and one for prod. These are then published to artifacts. At that time a release is automatically triggered and deployed to dev. Once deployed, the release waits for approval and then it will deploy to prod. All this is done using scripts to then push to Amazon S3 while also expiring and pushing new pages to the Cloudfront caching. That is one of the reasons this site is so fast.

Recent Posts

The Elder Scrolls Online

3 minute read

The Elder Scrolls Online. As of the writing of this, we are in early access! If you haven’t played any of the other Elder Scrolls games, I highly recommend y...

Nifty WordPress Plugins

3 minute read

As you may have guessed, this site is powered by WordPress. Many sites are. I’m a Web Developer, but I don’t want to have to code more than necessary. So Wor...

Should Web Designers know code?

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As someone who is a Web Developer and has to deal with 3rd party Web Designers that are trying implement our API into their client’s website, I can sufficien...

Installing Android Apps on a Kindle Fire

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So you got a Kindle Fire HDX and you want to expand your choice of apps? Well here is a way to install Google Play apps on your Kindle Fire without rooting y...