Blog / Misc.

This section of the site is for "blog" type posts, short asides, and other miscellaneous bits of content that do not qualify as a project or tool.

Want a clear visual indicator in your app or documentation so you know *exactly* which commit was pushed and successfully deployed? Then this post is for you.

Various ways to investigate stalled content attached to a MediaSource instance, and different causes that can be evaluated and tested.

Exploring different ways to append videos to a MediaSource instance with SourceBuffers and appendBuffer calls. Includes fully functional examples and tips.

The easy way to migrate from one subdomain to another, for the same site and primary domain, using Netlify Redirect settings and Custom Domain Aliases.

A comprehensive write-up on different ways to convert and use binary data in front-end JavaScript code, web browser APIs, and even your local filesystem.

An evaluation of different ways to backup and export Firefox Bookmarks, both manually and via automated scripts and tools.

A short guide on how to get and use local binary paths for packages installed through NPM or Yarn, under node_modules, for multiple OSes.

How to launch a shell with NodeJS, keep it open, and pipe commands in while capturing output. Also, a discussion on how this impacts performance.

A reusable method for adding arbitrary extra HTML attributes to enqueued styles and scripts in WordPress, using add_data and filters.

Researching and summarizing offline database options for modern web applications, including low-level APIs, helpful wrapper libraries, SDKs, and more.