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Building a Slack App with Google Cloud Functions

Previously I’ve built a few slack apps for integrating things like my WordPress stats, reporting server crashes, and some things for work, but I wanted to build one for fun. A little while ago I built a npm package called the Leslie Knope Compliment Generator (knope.js). This package provides functions ...

A Guide to Executing JavaScript with PHP

If you’re looking to execute JavaScript with PHP, you’ve got a few options. In almost all cases, you should provide the JavaScript code to the user’s browser as a part of the page, which can be done in a few ways.   Only PHP (Browser-Side) This can be executed fairly ...

Posting Daily WordPress Statistics to Slack

I check my WordPress.com app daily to keep an eye on statistics of some of my more popular sites. It’s a nice easy way to keep track of who’s viewing what, but I wanted something a little more integrated with all my other systems. I use Slack as a monitoring ...

Building an AI Chatbot with data from The Office

One of my favourite TV shows is NBC’s The Office. A fan favourite, and on TV for many years, this show never fails to make me laugh, even after I watch the series for the 9th time. With a bit of free time on my hands, I decided to mess ...

How to pass CHEM 2P20 (Organic Chemistry) at Brock University

Organic chemistry often gets a bad rap. It’s not a course without its challenges, but here’s the down low on how you can sail through this course, and learn some valuable skills out of it too. My Backstory The first time I ever took organic chemistry, I failed my first ...

Competing in Brock University’s Monster Pitch

This spring, I had the pleasure of competing in the final round of Brock University’s Monster Pitch competition. Similar to the popular TV show Dragon’s Den (with two of the same judges), this competition pits students against each other with their innovative business ideas and opportunities. Using an idea I ...

Creating A Walkable Timeline Of Life

I had thought about creating a walkable timeline of life for a while at Brock University, but never really got around to doing it. With only a few months left of my studies, I decided it was now or never.     With some open source data, and help from ...

The Brock Safe Drive Project

Designing a web app to help drivers know the conditions better.

3D Printing A Chemistry Tool

My experiences with 3D printing a useful tool for the chemistry labs.

How I got started with graphic design

I’ve had a few people ask me recently how I got started with graphic design and how they can get started in the field, and I usually give them the same response; fake it until you make it. I started designing graphics when I was in high school; and I ...