February 15, 2019
AngularJS ngIf and ngShow - Lag to Remove Elements from DOM

I've been working on an upgrade on some existing features on our app at work. I added a little animated div for each metric box while it was loading. You can see an example here: Once the data is loaded, this little element should disappear. However, it would lag horribly. The data would show up, […]

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February 1, 2019
Making Money on the Web with Affiliate Marketing - Part 2 - January Update

In December, I started a new blog series on making money with affiliate marketing. I purposely did not reveal the site domain or the niche. By the end of December, I had the minimal viable site built and launched on the web. Next, I started the more boring part of this job, which is building […]

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December 31, 2018
My 2018 Year End Review

It has become a tradition of mine every year to look back and see what I have accomplished, and set goals for myself for the coming year. This year was a crazy one, with moving across the country, but overall it was a good one! YouTube In my 2017 Year End Review, I mentioned growing my […]

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December 13, 2018
Making Money on the Web with Affiliate Marketing - Part 1

I'm here to tell you how to earn $13,000 per day from home working only 2 hours per week!   Just kidding...  I'd love to show you pictures of my Ferrari in the garage, but I don't have one.  This is going to be a series of posts about affiliate marketing, something I actually know nothing about.  […]

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August 24, 2018
FitBit CLI Error: Device Only Supports Higgs Applications

New CLI For FitBit! Yesterday, FitBit released a brand new CLI for developers. This is huge news that brings development to the local machine, and doesn't rely on the use of their web-based studio. Don't get me wrong, the studio is a great tool! However, it is very nice to be able to run local […]

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July 16, 2018
High Accuracy GPS with ESRI

Last week I attended the ESRI User Conference in San Diego, CA. I had a blast learning about all of their amazing geo-analytics services! We have a plan to build an app at Windstream that will require highly accurate GPS tracking on an iPad. At the conference, I threw together a quick app that plotted […]

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July 9, 2018
Software Development is like a Commercial Jet

A long flight to the ESRI user conference got me thinking about how a large commercial jet has similarities to software development on a large project. I know, what you're thinking, this guy has lost it! Just give me a minute to explain. Ready for Takeoff Looking at a large jet, I often think that […]

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June 14, 2018
FitBit Development - OS Battery Warning Icon Issue

When developing my first FitBit Versa watch face, I ran into an issue when my wife and I were testing on our devices.  When the battery gets low, the OS displays a low battery icon.  The issue here is that the face that I developed already has an icon that changes with the battery level: […]

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March 29, 2018
Web Design Scam

I do a bit of contract work here and there, but not too often as I work a full-time job. Usually, I find my clients via word of mouth, like a friend knows someone who needs work done on a site or a new site created. Only once did I have someone reach out to […]

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March 22, 2018
Choosing a Starter Theme: _Underscores vs Sage vs AWPS

I have been planning a custom theme for my personal site here at ChrisPerko.NET. Currently, the site is running a child theme of Hestia, developed by ThemeIsle.com. It's a great theme, and I've had it for over a year, but I want something custom! I had a choice to make; which starter theme to use? […]

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February 14, 2018
99.5 KISS Sucks! San Antonio - Laravel Application

KISS Weekend Project San Antonio has a lack of rock stations to listen to on the radio. The only one that exists in the area is 99.5 KISS. Over the years living here, I have noticed that the same songs are always playing, and always by the same artists. I can't tell you how many […]

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January 25, 2018
Multiple CSS Transitions vs Transformations

I use transitions and transformations a lot in CSS. They are really useful tools that can help make a site look and feel really good. However, there is something I can never remember, so I am putting it in writing here for myself, and for anyone else that runs into this problem. Tricky Tricky There […]

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