Hawk's By Design

Anime

September 1, 2021

A Bit of a Rant About Crunchyroll Dubs

I just wanted to watch a German dub on Crunchyroll...little did I know the amount of frustration I was about to experience.

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Coding

February 16, 2021

Toggling Element’s Focus Outline Based On User Interaction

The focus outline adopted by every browser is a powerful tool for keyboard accessibility. It also, however, can be kind of annoying.

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Coding

December 18, 2020

Rewriting Pages As Directories With HTACCESS

I wanted to make a PHP page appear as a directory, rather than a page. Turns out, it's a lot easier than I thought it was.

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Life

November 12, 2020

Well, I Finally Finished The 100

I finished the 100. Re-watched the whole series so it was fresh in my mind for season 7. Now, I'm just sitting here feeling super salty.

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Life

August 13, 2020

Smart Garage Door Openers: My Experience with MyQ

Smart devices for your home are supposed to make your life easier, right? With myQ, it's a flip of a coin between convenience or frustration.

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Coding

July 19, 2020

My WebP App That I Took Way Too Long To Create

I finally launched my webp web app! Holy crap, it took way to long. To honor my journey, this article is about how I procrastinated for multiple years.

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Coding

July 10, 2020

Using SASS Lighten and Darken Functions

The lighten and darken functions in SASS have been super helpful to me recently. I wanted to talk about them and the positives and negatives.

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Anime

June 30, 2020

Cautious Hero: A Freakin’ Hilarious Ride

Another Isekai?...gross. At least, that's what I thought. Cautious Hero actually turned out to be a pretty enjoyable watch. Shocking, right?

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Anime

March 11, 2020

C2E2 2020 Comic Con Experience

C2E2 is the first comic con (not anime con), and the largest con, in general, I've ever been to. So, how did it stack up against the others?

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Coding

February 5, 2020

Super Simple PHP File Cache System

Caching an API request with PHP is...actually super simple. Not only is it simple, but it's also a great way to boost performance.

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Coding

January 30, 2020

Rounded Button Links in Email Templates

Coding email templates can make you pull your hair out. What's worse? Trying to make a rounded button link work in Microsoft Outlook.

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Gaming

January 27, 2020

Building My Wife’s First Gaming PC

My wife finally has her first gaming PC! Whoo! I wanted to talk about what's in it and some quirks of the build because I'm kind of excited.

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