Redesigning an Information Product Landing Page

This article covers how to take your landing page from a 5/10 to an 8/10. In other words, we go from a basic, competent Bootstrap landing page that functions well on mobile to an intentionally designed page that you could build with any CSS framework (I'm still using Bootstrap) and actively looks good on a variety of screens.


Get Started with Python Watchdog

The Watchdog library in Python is a fantastic open-source tool for writing programs that monitor for and respond to changes in a filesystem. This short guide gets you up and running with a Watcher object to use Watchdog's powerful capabilities in your own projects.


A Tiny Case Study in Automation

Recently, I've been learning about high-leverage work. Automation is a great example of high-leverage work because you can save people time. Help Scout has a little box on some far-flung page that you can use to add custom JavaScript to a site. I think it is designed for analytics trackers and such, but I used it to save my support team hours on the way to saving our users even more time.


Archiving a Wordpress Blog with Web Scraping

My mother wrote a blog, Overneath it All, for many years. Goodreads has an archive as far back as 2015, but she wrote from well before that, starting in 2011. In January 2019, she decided to shut the blog down after not writing for it for six months, but she wanted an editable archive in case she wanted to use anything from it in the future. At her request, I scraped the entire blog into a giant Microsoft Word file...