Hello, my name is Ryan Nickel

A personal blog focused on (primarily) software.

On Removing Bootstrap Dependency

As part of my ongoing blog update, I’m working on removing my dependency on Bootstrap.

Jan 17, 2023

Adding H-Card To This Site, and Scope Creep

I was recently inspired by @tbeseda@indieweb.social to add some h-card formatting to my site.

Jan 16, 2023

Creating Homebrew Package For StaticSiteGenerator Distribution

In a previous post playing with GitHub Actions I thought it might be interseting to figure out how to distribute the binary via Homebrew.

Jan 13, 2023

On Adding GZip Compression To StaticSiteGenerator

In an attempt to be a Good Web Citizen, I thought I’d try to add some GZip compression to the responses served up by the StaticSiteGenerator.

Jan 04, 2023

On Adding GitHub Actions To My StaticSiteGenerator

A number of years ago I started toying with Go. At the same time I was building this website you’re reading right now. I wanted to join these two desires, so I thought I’d take advantage of the, new to me, static site hosting of github for my personal website.

Jan 02, 2023

On Open Source Trolls

We all use open source projects to complete our daily jobs. We all stand on the shoulders of giants. However it seems as though there are many who take the hard work of others for granted. They’ve come to expect enterprise level support and stability from projects that are given away for free from generous people.

Apr 22, 2020

On Getting AWS Solutions Architect Certified

Having accomplished my personal challenge of completing an olympic triathlon (while simultaneously rediscovering my love of cycling), I decided to tackle a professional challenge.

Mar 25, 2020

My Thoughts on WWDC 2019

WWDC is an event I’ve been watching every year since I think 2007, the year they announced the iPhone. At the time I was a big Apple fanboy.

Jul 20, 2019

Creating My Ideal React Native Projects With TypeScript ESLint, Prettier and VSCode

With the announcement of TSLint being deprecated in favour of using ESLint

Jun 04, 2019

Rendering dynamic components with React Native and the performance implications

I am currently working on a project that cries out for flexibility and dynamic functionality. Different builds require slightly different UI.

May 08, 2019