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The Issue:

Previously on Wordpress we started noticing performance issues early on into the websites time on the web. Wordpress unfortunately is not very good with performance on high traffic websites.

The Solution:

We decided to try out a static site generator called hugo. After migrating we noticed extreme performance improvements. We made some more adjustments while the project was hot and decided to host on github public repo.

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Kafka Cheat Sheet

Throughout my time working with kafka I have developed great software to use with it. But while the software did many things there are other things I still resorted to this cheat sheet for. I have put together this list of commands which I will keep updated here as I find new links and commands that help. My kafka installtion was under /opt/kafka and you will need to change this to your path you installed kafka too. You can also create a symlink and just copy paste commands as they are after changing ip’s.

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Geo Location Micro API Service

A micro api drop in service written in golang, Designed to quickly integrate into any system for any project. Uses very little resources and can handle millions of requests per second. The entire projects source code is posted on github.

You can include a package written for Golang projects to quickly get started with a simple function.

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During my time working for the buffalo news I made many changes to the website. I handled and wrote the mobile api for applications to pull data for the website. I also made visual changes on the website including new styles, layout changes and more. I assisted staff on making changes required in a fashionable time. Other tasks included following up with customers about specific issues for troubleshooting. We used php as the main language for a system powered by wordpress. Also optimized and wrote code for wordpress plugins and other integrations.

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Android - BN Blitz

Built from scratch and a team of 1. This app integrates build types and flavours to quickly create another version of the application. The code base for both The Buffalo News and BN Blitz app are one in the same with simple changes that change how they work in a single config file. This was designed to be allowed to integrate into wordpress api and resold to other news orginizations.

The News’ team has you covered, from training camp to the draft – and every snap in between. Mark Gaughan, Jerry Sullivan, Tim Graham and Jay Skurski lead the coverage with breaking updates and in-depth analysis through daily blogs posts, stories and columns. Plus, video reports and exclusive photos from every game. On game day, get real-time reports from The News’ writers at the game.

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Android - BN Hockey

This application incorporates a Android Webview for display the website as an application.

The News’ team has you covered, from preseason to the draft – and every puck drop in between. John Vogl, Mike Harrington, Amy Moritz, Bucky Gleason and Jerry Sullivan lead the coverage with breaking news updates and in-depth analysis through daily blog posts, articles and columns. Plus, video reports and exclusive photos from every game. On game nights, get real-time reports from The News’ writers at the rink.

And The News’ coverage goes beyond Pegulaville. From the Cup final to the Scouting Combine, The News’ writers are on the ground at the biggest events of the year to take you inside what’s happening with your team and the league.

This app presents all of The Buffalo News’ coverage of the Sabres and league in a format that is optimized for fans on the go. In addition to current articles and blog updates, you will have access to photo galleries, stats and the best of The News’ Sabres archive.

The depth of The News’ staff is unmatched. John Vogl has been covering the Sabres since 2002-03. The award-winning writer is the Buffalo chapter chairman for the Professional Hockey Writers’ Association. Mike Harrington, a Canisius College graduate who began his career as a News reporter in 1987, has been covering the Sabres since 2007. He is a member of the Professional Hockey Writers’ Association. Amy Moritz, a native of Lockport, joined The News’ Sabres beat in 2013.

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Android - COD Random Class Generator

“BO3 Random Class Generator” is now “COD Random Class Generator”. We’ve updated and upgraded the app to support generators for multiple games including:

  • Infinite Warfare
  • Black Ops 2
  • Black Ops 3
  • Modern Warfare
  • Modern Warfare 2
  • Modern Warfare 3 (Coming Soon!)

A handy utility to generate random classes for multiple Call of Duty games. This adds a new level of fun to the game by generating random classes for you to try out and enjoy. Create classes and combinations that you may not have thought of yourself. Challenge yourself and friends with strange combinations and learn to use gear that you may otherwise ignore.

For desktop use checkout our website

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Android - Flappy Dino

Build using both Native java code and Game maker studio. This game was a trial of gaming for us. We wanted to push our bounds and get better at Android.

Navigate your flying dinosaur through treacherous obstacles and go for a high score!

-Collect eggs to purchase future upgrades. -Share your high scores with friends.

Dinos include: -Blue Pteranodon

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