React is amazing

I've been using React for a bout a month now. I have to say it is probably the best peice of code I've enjoyed since Backbone. After using Typescript+Angular and hating ever moment of it. Working with React has been a breath of fresh air. Not to say that…

Website prototype

I've been working a little on my website lately. Finally have a working prototype that has helped me figure out some of the challenges I'm going to face and need to solve. First issue is how do I make the text readable on top of an image? I'm using blur…

That time I deleted master on purpose...

git push origin :master is a pretty scary command to run. Let me explain though. I decided to use a static site generator called Assemble. The Grunt plugins are all tailored to releasing the compiled static site from a sub-folder of the project to the branch gh-pages. This is perfect…

hankyates.com redesign

I've decided that I need to re-do my website. The problem whenever one decides this is ... what do you do now? There are so many options that run through your mind. Do you want it to be a portfolio site? Where are you going to host it? What new technology…

d3.js Washington State Unemployment Map

Every Wednesday I participate in a hack night called "Code for Seattle" which is a brigade of the "Code for America" organization. Tonight the event was held at Socrata's office, so naturally there were quite a few Socrata employees there buzzing with ideas. I teamed up with Meridith Sloth and…

New Blog Layout!

After years of being intermittently active on blogging, I decided to show a little love to my personal blog. After using Ghost for a company blog, I really enjoyed the experience and decided to use it for myself. I also played around with a new css framework called Pure. It…