Hi, I'm Eamonn
web design and development
I love writing about technology; it helps fuel my insatiable desire to keep learning.
Using Hashnode as Primary Blog Management
A powerful ally I’ve setup a custom subdomain that points to https://blog.eamonncottrell.com/. This’ll be where my posts live going forward. I love the Hugo site I’ve built here, but for the sake of extended reach and utilizing an actual developer-centric blogging platform, I will be posting primarily on Hashnode going forward. I wrote about the setup here. I’m a quarter of the way through a 100 Days of Code challenge.
An easy to use personal finance template in Google Sheets
A Yearly Tradition; a New Year’s First Project Even the simplest of things invites complication, tedium, and a tendency to overact to my own compulsive perfective nature. I built an expense tracker with Google Sheets. Not my first. I’ve been building and using these every year since at least 2013. My wife and I share the same sheets to simply track our expenses daily. We are both users of credit cards and debt, but we both abhor overextending our financial means.
I'm a maker at heart, and I love fixing broken things as much as crafting new ones.
Building An Open-Source CSS Library
Properly Building and Maintaining an Open Source Project I wanted to learn better project management, so I created a small open-source library to teach myself some best practices for developing a software project. This was a helpful way to learn more about many things including: git branches (and acutually using them 😊) GitHub Issues (closing, not just opening them 🤯) Assigning tasks via GitHub Projects (to myself 😁) Writing concise documentation 📖 Thoughtfully considering contribution guidelines ✍ Licensing properly 📃 Using git tags and versioning properly 🔖 Making available as a CDN via jsDelivr 🌎 Making (and releasing!
Dynamically display images in Google Sheets from Google Drive
Google Sheets FTW I love Google Sheets, and I use them extensively both at work and in my personal projects. This project originated with some issues I was having at work across several linked spreadsheets. I was having to manually add multiple images each month to several different spreadsheets. This was tedious and quite terrible 😄 During the course of implementing a solution, I wrote an article about the process here, and created a demo sheet with the techniques I used here.
Design I’ve been drawing these geometric designs since I was a kid, and I’ve been overjoyed to begin doing them in Adobe Illustrator recently. Here’s the Sacred Geometry Pack (FREE): https://eamonn.gumroad.com/l/sacred-geometry Here’s a full write-up I did which was featured on Hashnode: https://blog.eamonncottrell.com/sacred-geometry-with-adobe-illustrator Below is a video walkthrough of the product:
I've been podcasting since 2006, and creating music since the 90s.
re-verse is an evolution in progress. A swelling undercurrent of short scriptures brought to life in a musical podcast which hopes to breach your ears with both comfort and insecurity. With truth and fear. With cautious optimism and with plenty of dissonance. Re-verse hopes to be a remedy for the wishy-washy-feel goodness of what seems to be a modern misrepresentation of the gospel of truth which I believe holds power. Re-verse hopes to capture moments in time through music with scripture.
Computer Programming Documentary
I Want to Hack began way back in 2012 when I first began dabbling in computer programming. I began with an EdX course on Python from MIT. This was when MOOCs were just coming on the scene, and I was fascinated. I was joined by my wife on the podcast where I would attempt to explain to her what I’d been learning. The show was rekindled to continue in this vein during 2020, and remains a personal progress beacon for me.
Sieis Soundtracks is a collection of ephemeral soundtracks. It spawned in 2011 from the longer form fna show. Inspriation came orgiainlly from NIN’s phenomenal Ghosts I-IV album. The original 37 episodes of Sieis were re-released in 2019 across four 10-track seasons, and additional seasons will be release in this 10-track format going forward.