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Web

Video “background-size: cover” with CSS in 2020

How to get a video element to act like background-size: cover scoped within a parent element.

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Web

HTML Close Button The Right Way

Coding an HTML close button seems simple. But, the only thing simple about coding a close button is getting it wrong. The biggest mistake is using the wrong HTML element. I’ve used <a> and <div> as a close button many times (<button> is the correct element). The second mistake is not using proper ARIA properties. […]

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Story

April Has Come and Gone

When April started I decided it was time to blog again. My goals were simple enough: Sharing 5 days a week. Small things, big things, real things. Learning to tell stories. Reflecting and documenting. Connecting with my friends. Known and unknown. This the twenty-second post of the month marks the end of April’s journey. Moving […]

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Story Thought

Lost Time

Lost time is a tribulation to us all. But, there is hope if we make better choices. Choose the better over the good, and joy will come for a little while. Then choose again. And again, joy may find you. To know what is better is the gift of the wise.

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Tech Video

Going Mechanical, One Day

Mechanical keyboard research completed. Research says It’s best I don’t get a clickety-clacker. Why not? Emotionally I’m unprepared. Plus, I don’t have the time to travel down the rabbit hole of keyboard customizations. The hole is infinitely deep. In the future, I’ll pull the trigger though. And, I’ll use this video to get started.