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Jason Purdy
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Disciple of Jesus, Husband, Father, Developer and home chef; that should cover it for now
Disciple of Jesus, Husband, Father, Developer and home chef; that should cover it for now

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Recently launched a huge project I've been working on here at work over the last few months. We went from two themes and a m-dot subdomain from 2010/2013 to a fully-responsive theme with some CSS Grid awesomesauce.

https://www.qsrmagazine.com
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Apex November 2017 Municipal Elections
It's that time of year again for municipal elections and we have two items coming up on the ballot, a parks bond and three seats on the town council. First, let's talk about the Parks Bond. If you're unfamiliar with it, the town has put together a great FAQ...
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Watch out for Drupal 8.4!
I was using a Drupal composer template and a few days ago, it upgraded from 8.3 to 8.4 automatically. I noticed and didn't really think much of it, so I applied the database updates and went on my way. Today, two days afterwards, I ran across this article w...
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Ode to Sendgrid
I recently have been playing around with Sendgrid and it is pretty amazing. I have had some experience with sending email programmatically with AWS' SES product and it's nice, especially with its SNS integration, but Sendgrid's killer feature is its speed. ...
Ode to Sendgrid
Ode to Sendgrid
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Global Climate
Climate change has been an ongoing issue for about 20 years (maybe more). I was influenced early on by Michael Crichton's book, State of Fear , which posits that there's no real scientific evidence of global warming. Plus, it was just another thing for huma...
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Drupal 8 project killed
I realize I haven't updated my blog in awhile, because I've been in the thick of developing and rolling out our new site ( check it out !). This was taking our existing Drupal 7 site for FSR Magazine and migrating it to this new site, which is responsive an...
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NC Voters - you can go here, search for yourself and the results will show you your voting history. More importantly, there are sample ballots for the upcoming election so you're not caught off-guard when you go vote. Print one off and do your research to be an informed voter!
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It's so frustrating when politics gets in the way of some sort of progress on gun control. Form a committee, find a compromise, and get it done!
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Entities (Porting Drupal 7 modules to Drupal 8)
Preface Wow. Entities. What a mess. I really struggled with this. There's an example of a database-based module not using them and one that does use them. I think it boiled down to me that what I was representing were reports, which seemed very similar to n...
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Post #2. Can't get the gist embed to work on blogger... :(
Porting custom module from Drupal 7 to Drupal 8 (databases, block view, URLs, and some menu work)
This is the next steps in getting my module working in Drupal 8. In the previous post , I got the block setup working, but it's just a generic "Hello World!" output. The block gets the most recent entries from a database table, so my next step is getting th...
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