Grandma’s Sugar Cookies

finished sugar cookies

As a kid I use to love making sugar cookies with my Grandma. Unfortunately as I got older, I did it less frequently. Even though my Grandma has since passed away, around the holiday’s I always think of her and I making sugar cookies together. It is one of my fondest memories with her. My Grandma was very old school though. She really didn’t go off a set recipe. I had gotten the recipe from her but it was mainly just a list of ingredients without the measurements. For her it was easy. She just put a little of this, a …

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Android Studio Emulator Blank Screen

So today while doing some Android development, I ran into an interesting issue. I was testing on the emulator that comes with Android Studio and something I did in my code caused it to crash. I then corrected the issue but when I tried to run my app in the simulator, it would open up and just display a blank black screen. I tried opening a different virtual device with the emulator but it ended up doing the exact same thing. I found multiple sources listing different fixes for the issue, but none of those seemed to solve my issue. Most …

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Back from Being MIA

Sorry I have been MIA lately, but things have been super busy for me this year. I have gotten engaged, travelled outside the country, switched jobs, and have a bunch of side projects going on. So I’ve really let me writing time and this blog slip. I know I’m not super popular and not a go to place for anything in particular, but I still wanted to just apologize to those that do visit my little part of the web. I promise I will get the final part to my AngularJS and Foundation For Apps write-ups done and posted. Plus I …

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Tutorial: Foundation for Apps Setup With AngularJS Best Practices – Part 3

This part of the tutorial assumes that you have already followed the previous steps of the tutorial. The first part of the tutorial will walk you through setting up all the prerequisites and dependencies. The second part of the tutorial sets up the build script. If you have not gone through these yet, please visit the first part of the tutorial: Foundation for Apps Setup with AngularJS Best Practices and the second part of the tutorial: Foundation for Apps Setup with AngularJS Best Practices – Part 2. Build the Web App With all the prerequisites out of the way we can …

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Tutorial: Foundation for Apps Setup With AngularJS Best Practices – Part 2

This part of the tutorial assumes that you have already followed the previous steps of the tutorial. The first part of the tutorial will walk you through setting up all the prerequisites and dependencies. If you have not gone through these yet, please visit the first part of the tutorial: Foundation for Apps Setup with AngularJS Best Practices. Build Script Now that we have everything installed, we can create our build script. By creating it now, we can speed up development and quickly see changes that we make as we go. All the required dependencies were installed when we used …

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Tutorial: Foundation for Apps Setup With AngularJS Best Practices

Lately I have been diving deep into responsive web development and AngularJS. For the responsive part I have been using Zurb’s Foundation. I really like Foundation and found it really easy to work with. Unfortunately there are issues with their JavaScript interactivity when you try to use it with AngularJS.  That is why I was excited when Zurb announced their Foundation for Apps. Foundation for Apps Foundation for Apps uses a lot of cutting edge front end technologies. They use flex box for their grid system which gives greater flexibility. AngularJS is also built-in. In my eyes this makes it perfect for my future front end …

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Review: Perry’s Steakhouse in Frisco

At the end of last year during my lunches at work, I noticed that they were building a new steakhouse by the Stonebriar Mall. I love steakhouses so this intrigued me. As it neared completion I noticed it was a Perry’s Steakhouse. I had not heard of Perry’s before so I had to look it up. I was pleasantly surprised to see it was a quality steakhouse that started in Houston. So for this Valentine’s Day I decide that I would take my girlfriend there. I actually made the reservations for the day after Valentine’s Day so we could pick off …

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