My name is Ed. I write code and shit.
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Bootstrap Cheat Sheet
What you're seeing now is probably the project I'm working on the most right now. My personal webpage and blog. I've been meaning to build this for a while. Partially because I wanted to test how rusty my HTML/CSS/JS skills are and because I feel like I should have some sort of online presence.
I also wanted to learn all the new tools and frameworks out there being built to make the web better. For now it's just some front end development but eventually I want to add some back-end development as well. I have a few ideas in mind but this front page is really just here to showcase my skills and learn some new tools.
I'm also helping my friend develop her first blog:
I'm currently building her page in wordpress and learning that whole development environment. It's pretty interesting actually. I'm surprised it's come so far. I remember when building a webpage or a blog was a lot of work in HTML and constantly re-writing many many pages.
Her blog is mainly about Hawaii and all that it has to offer. I took the job as one friend helping out another friend. But I'm really starting to enjoy the things she has to offer. She has a great dedication to what her blog has to offer.
Another project I've started is working with a digitally addressable RGB LED light strip that a friend of mine found on
The basic idea is using an
(microcontroller) to control this little LED strip. Through the Arduino, you can play around with color, intensity, and speed for each LED in the strip. This leads to a lot of cool effects you can do. So far I've been able to replicate the Knight Rider scrolling effect and a few others but nothing too complicated yet. I think I'm going to try and work toward a gradual glowing/pulsating effect, then mount the light to my desk at work. It'll give my office a nice ambient lighting effect. I hope.
Here's a quick video of me starting up the strip using an Arduino I borrowed from
I'll put up more videos as soon as I get this figured out.
Here's a link to where you can get the LED strip:
I wanted to learn how to use Twitter's Front-end Framework called "Bootstrap." I didn't have anything to really build so I decided to look through their API and see what I could figure out. Sadly, that's not the best way to learn how to use an API. So I decided to create a sort of "Cheat Sheet" to play around with API and to use later when I actually start using Bootstrap more often. Now that I've redone this webpage using Bootstrap, I'm glad I made the Cheat Sheet because I catch myself refering back to it more and more.
You can find the Cheat Sheet I made here:
BootStrap Cheat Sheet
I live in Honolulu, Hawaii.
I graduated from the UH with a BS in ICS.
So that technically makes me a scientist.
I love movies, music, and the written word.
Proper grammar is sexy. And so is correct spelling.
I love a great story and great conversation.
I'm a programmer or "Senior Software Engineer" as they call me at work.
I'm learning other languages such as Ruby on Rails, Python, Go, etc.
I've worked with front and back-end Web services, and some database.
I've written Desktop apps, web apps, and mobile apps.
I believe in function over form and simplicity over clutter.
As Dieter Ram once said, "simple but innovative" or something like that.
My interest lie in making hard things simple, learning how things work, and making other things better.
I've taken a liking to comedy and I listen to the Nerdist podcast regularly.
I used to ride motorcycles, race cars, jump out of perfectly fine airplanes.
I've calm down since then and now I just try to make awesome things.
I look for new and novel ideas to play around with.
I love to learn and will spend hours researching absolutely nothing.
You can contact me at taesup63 AT gmail dot com.