Integrating Google Analytics with Eleventy

Integrating Google Analytics with Eleventy

Before I begin, this article is not about adding Google Analytics to your site. Google provides a HTML/JS snippet you can just copy and paste into your code and that's about as simple as you can get. For Eleventy, you would do this in your main layout file so it's include everywhere. There ya go, if that's what you wanted, you can stop reading. ;) This article is about how to integrate Google Analytics data into your site, and is a followup to the blog post I did earlier this week demonstrating how to do that with Netlify Analytics.

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Updating my Reddit Workflow with Pipedream

Updating my Reddit Workflow with Pipedream

This was originally just going to be a tweet, but then I realized I wanted a bit more space to talk about it and figured I'd write it up as a post. And since this is my blog and I can do what I want to, you get to enjoy this little nugget of information.

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Integrating Netlify Analytics and Eleventy

Integrating Netlify Analytics and Eleventy

Before I begin, know that I'm using an undocumented part of the Netlify API so you should proceed with caution. I've been waiting for them to release the docs for sometime now (although it didn't stop me from building my own demo) and I'm not sure if it will ever happen, but in the meantime, I'll continue to play with it. Alright, so with that out of the way, this weekend I worked on a cool little thing I've added to my blog. While you can see it on the right hand side, it's this list of links here:

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Let's Make Everyone a Queen!

Let's Make Everyone a Queen!

Forgive the somewhat over the top title. For a while now I've been meaning to make an application with a nifty little JavaScript library called Tracery. Tracery is a library created by Kate Compton. It's a fascinating tool for generating text based on a set of inputs. I saw fascinating because sometimes it makes some pretty incredible little stories. For example:

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Want to Learn Vue.js?

Want to Learn Vue.js?

As my readers know, I'm somewhat enamored with Vue.js. My buddy Brian Rinaldi manages an online platform both presentations and virtual events called Certified Fresh Events. On June 16th, I'll be giving a three hour course on working with Vue.js:

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Notes on Upgrades to WSL2 (And Why You Should)

Notes on Upgrades to WSL2 (And Why You Should)

For a few years now (well, it feels like many years), I've been singing the praises of WSL - Windows Subsystem for Linux. It's one of the biggest reasons I switched to Windows after years on OSX. (Not the only reason, but you don't want to hear me rant about Apple.) The only real issue with WSL was the slowness of file operations. There were technical reasons for this of course, but honestly it only really bugged me when doing npm operations.

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Looking at Pipedream's Event Sources

Looking at Pipedream's Event Sources

Before I begin, know that everything I'm discussing here is currently in beta form. It may, and will, change in the future so please keep that in mind if you are reading this in some post-Corona paradise where we can actually do things out in public. The feature I'm talking about today adds a really fascinating feature to Pipedream - Event Sources.

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Modifying Prism's Copy Plugin

Modifying Prism's Copy Plugin

This post definitely falls into the "I'm Not Sure This is a Good Idea" Department, but I thought I'd share on the wild chance it was useful to others. I've been using Prism for source code blocks for sometime now and I like it fine enough. Recently I was working on a presentation about technical documentation. While working on the slide deck, I came across a code sample that had some line breaks in it:

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Playing with QuickChart and Vue.js

Playing with QuickChart and Vue.js

A while ago my buddy Todd Sharp shared a cool resource with me, QuickChart. QuickChart is a static image only version of Chart.js. By "static image" only I mean you can generate a chart via a URL request and get an image out, not a dynamic JavaScript-based chart. This is a good replacement for a service Google killed off about a year ago, Image Charts.

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