Welcome to my notes.
On this small corner of the internet, I write about the various things that catch my fancy. From software, to organizational process, to poetry and music.
The Superpower of Showing Up
Show up, even when it’s hard. You’ll surprised at the effect that can have.
Etin's Space - Saturday, August 21, 2021
Continuous Deployment For React Apps on Shared Hosting
Set up a continuous deployment pipeline from a GitHub repository to a shared hosting’s public directory for React apps
Software - Sunday, June 20, 2021
FutureFeatures: YouTube Music Custom Play Queue Behaviour
Walking through a custom play queue behaviour setting for YouTube Music and other music streaming apps
How I Built - Wednesday, December 2, 2020
What is a Dev Environment? Structures, Mechanisms & Policies
A discussion about development environments and a model for understanding what makes it up
Software - Saturday, September 26, 2020
Learning On The Job While Unemployed
Here’s my personal guide to making the best of an unemployed period by keeping your skills sharp and your networks growing.
Better Processes - Sunday, August 2, 2020
A Note To Engineering: In The Face Of Adversity
As we engineer solutions to different problems and in different systems, we must continuously improve the level of efficiency of existing solutions even as we face new challenges.
Better Processes - Tuesday, May 26, 2020
Deep Dive into The Laravel Artisan file
The artisan file is used by everyone who builds with the Laravel Framework. This article takes a look at each line of the file and what it does.
Software - Tuesday, May 19, 2020
Running Scheduled Firebase Functions Locally
How do we run Firebase Scheduled Functions locally? I struggled with this because I didn’t read the docs. Hope this helps.
Software - Friday, May 15, 2020
Gitpodifying a new Laravel Application
A guide to Gitpodifying your Laravel applications and making them ready to code right from your Github repo.
Software - Tuesday, May 12, 2020
If vs Ternary vs Switch-Case for conditionals
The switch statement is available in most C-style languages and could be a more readable alternative to ifs and ternary operators.
Software - Tuesday, May 5, 2020
Feature Roadmap for Etin’s Notes
A list of features I plan to implement on my blog. Will be updated regularly.
How I Built - Wednesday, April 29, 2020
The Pain of Multimedia in HTML Emails
Emails are notoriously hard to make look good. Media & effects are a definite no. Or is it? This talk explores the use of media content in HTML emails.
Better Processes - Tuesday, April 28, 2020
Database Operations on the Firebase Realtime Database using the JS SDK
A useful reference on how to perform CRUD actions on the Firebase Realtime Database using the Firebase JS SDK
Software - Tuesday, April 21, 2020
Building Random Ideas
To flesh out my portfolio, I’ll be building out a few simple ideas I have. I’ll discuss the ideas and their implementation here.
How I Built - Saturday, April 18, 2020
A Note To Engineering
As a pioneering member of the Amoré Engineering Team, I have written a note both to myself and future members of the team to remind us of the importance of the task we have been given and the quality we must deliver.
Better Processes - Saturday, April 11, 2020
Maybe I’m finally doing it?
When I was younger, whenever I got asked my life goal or long term plan it was always some variant of “change the world”. I reflect on how I might have started to do that in small ways.
Etin's Space - Thursday, April 2, 2020
The Opportunity Cost of Non-functional Requirements
Satisfying the quality attributes of our software can have unintended side effects on other non-functional requirements. Properly thinking about them at architecture level can alleviate the problem.
Software - Wednesday, March 18, 2020
How not to send anxiety inducing emails
Emails remain an important channel for organizations to pass critical information across. Do they have to sound so bad though?
Better Processes - Monday, January 6, 2020
Lengthy Roads While My Heart Makes Music For You
Dear ‘Bo, I wrote you a poem while you travelled.
I hope you like it and it makes the butterflies flutter.
Amortentia - Sunday, January 5, 2020
Why and How I Built Etin.Space
A story of a time when I didn’t know the difference between product designer and frontend engineer. Also, of how I built my website.
How I Built - Saturday, January 4, 2020
5 Tools that add color to my Web Apps
I’m bad with colors. It’s one of those facts of Life, sorta how the sky is blue or pigs don’t fly. It’s one of my greatest artistic weakness (along with my inability to draw straight lines). However, humans are not the dominant species on the planet because of their ability or lack thereof, but because […]
Better Processes - Saturday, January 4, 2020
New Year, New Me. No, Seriously, I mean it.
Yes. This is exactly what you feared it would be: An article about how I am now magically transformed by the completion of the Earth’s solar cycle. No, really, don’t be elitist. Let people enjoy things. Hope is an important part of the human condition and if a new year gives us that, then I […]
Etin's Space - Thursday, January 2, 2020
The Pains of Plains: Searching for the next Mountain to Conquer
I, like many other humans, immensely enjoy the thrill of beating something, of overcoming an obstacle. Finding obstacles, at times, seems like it’s own obstacle. And to clarify early, it’s not because I’ve conquered all there is to conquer. In fact, I will likely never know the despair that Alexander The Great felt when he […]
Etin's Space - Tuesday, December 31, 2019
Who is Etinosa Obaseki?
The question of who I am is one I often struggle with. Over time, the answer has varied a bit, but never, I think to widely away from a few core things.
Etin's Space - Thursday, December 19, 2019
My Year in Firebase: Experiences with Building & Deploying on the Platform
I began using the Firebase platform last year along with a number of other technologies and it has been an interesting ride. I’m going to document my experience here. Love At First Byte?😍 My introduction to Firebase came when, in 2018, I got a gig to add Google Analytics to a web app (I charged […]
Software - Friday, December 6, 2019
Creating for Tomorrow
What do you want to do? I want to build stuff. To create. What would you like to build? The future. I want people, in a few years to say “this, all this is possible because of what Etinosa made”. I know that oblivion is coming, but I don’t want my memory to fade gently […]
Etin's Space - Wednesday, December 4, 2019
SOLID in Laravel: Too Much or Not Enough?
Inspired by my talk at Laravel Nigeria 2019 on using SOLID with the framework we love. The SOLID Principles generally espouse the practice of loose coupling when building software projects. Your application should outlive any components or parts it’s built from. With frameworks, it can be difficult to adhere to these best practices especially with […]
Software - Tuesday, November 19, 2019
My Experience with writing HTML Emails
I wrote my first set of HTML Emails over the weekend; The morale of this story is never to think you’ll have it down in “5 minutes, tops” “Etinosa, we’re going to need to send out our newsletter soon. I’ll need you to come up with a design like this” “Sure. No problem. I’ll give […]
Software - Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Sometimes, just RESTART
I learnt a really powerful life lesson from a weird Node.js malfunction. Here it is: Prelude I was working late again the other day, and I got hit by a very powerful life lesson: Sometimes, you need to RESTART You need to step back and look at the problem from a different angle.Sometimes, it just isn’t really […]
Software - Thursday, September 7, 2017
Hitting The Ground Running: My First Ever Crash
Today, I became a man. No, I didn’t lose my virginity or battle a wild tiger, it was something even grander than that. Today, my servers crashed. Multiple times. But, to tell this story properly, I must start from the beginning. The Prelude I’ve recently gotten a job as a web developer for a new […]
Software - Sunday, September 3, 2017