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Hi, I'm Eamonn

tech advocate | web developer | podcast composer


Posts

I love writing about technology; it helps fuel my insatiable desire to keep learning.

Hashnode

2/22/22

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.

Finance Tracker

1/9/22

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.

Freecodecamp Javascript Certification

12/18/21

Reflections on freeCodeCamp's javascript certification

Victory! A Javascript Certificate (But more importantly, some good programming practice.) Minimal code included as I found it most important in these projects to not look up anyone else’s sample code. The act of banging my head against the proverbial wall was as important in learning the programming concepts as anything. So, this took me a long time. I signed up for freeCodeCamp back in 2016, and it was one of the handful of tools I used to become familiar with coding.


Projects

I'm a maker at heart, and I love fixing broken things as much as crafting new ones.

Sacred Geometry

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:

Infinite Memory

Overview I built a memory tool for a February 2022 Hackathon with Hashnode & Netlify. Here’s the code: https://github.com/sieis/infinite-memory Here’s the live site: https://infinite-memory.netlify.app/ Here’s a blog post I wrote about building it: https://blog.eamonncottrell.com/infinite-memory I am memorizing scripture with a CLC group, and devised this app to both help us learn and work on my Javascript. The app is composed entirely in HTML, CSS and Javascript. I wanted it lightweight and to avoid any frameworks.

Google Sheets Finance Tracker

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.


Podcasts

I've been podcasting since 2006, and creating music since the 90s.

Re Verse

Scripture Soundtracks

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.

I Want to Hack

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

Ephemeral Soundscapes

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.