This site is a place where I document the solutions for the random problems and errors I encounter when writing code or learning new technologies. For most of the topics listed below, I created the article only after completing an extensive Internet search for a solution, but couldn't find one, before finally figuring it out myself. The site currently has 21 posts.

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Eleventy grey-matter engine not registered error, posted May 17, 2023

I use a npm package I created called Eleventy-New-Post to create new posts for my Eleventy sites. It saves me the work of copying a post file in the project folder then emptying it before adding the new content for the post. It also automates selecting a category for the post from an automatically generated list of all categories used by the site.

Eleventy Last Post Date Using Liquid, posted April 25, 2023

While migrating my personal blog to Eleventy, I decided to add a statistics page to the site. As part of that, I wanted to add the publish dates for the first and last posts on the site. Getting the first post date was easy:

Eleventy Pagination Before Callback Not Working, posted April 16, 2023

I've been trying to figure out how to easily build a categories page for this site that lists all categories including the number of posts per category (easily done in Eleventy) and a separate page for each category with pagination when the article list is greater than 20 posts.

Netlify Eleventy Build Failure, posted April 3, 2023

I am in the process of migrating my existing site hosted on FatCow to Eleventy hosted on Netlify and while I work on the site, I setup my domain so it points to the work in progress site.

Eleventy Posts Not Sorting Correctly, posted March 11, 2023

I recently switched this site to Eleventy and I noticed that my posts weren't sorting correctly on the home page. I want them sorted in reverse chronological order, but the site did the opposite.

WordPress Category Menu Page Not Found, posted September 16, 2021

I recently updated one of my WordPress Sites and noticed that my site's News menu didn't display any articles. I poked around at my site's posts and didn't notice anything wrong with them, they were all set with the right category.

Adafruit Feather Huzzah32 with the ePaper FeatherWing, posted August 7, 2021

I'm a huge fan of Adafruit's projects, especially the Feather series of microcontrollers and associated FeatherWings (add-on boards). The format is so popular that Particle (another one of my favorite hardware companies) even adopted the footprint for their latest hardware.

Ionic "Pipe not found", posted February 13, 2021

I'm building a web app using Ionic and needed a Pipe to transform some data for the app. I'm implementing a CSV file import process and I wanted to display each CSV row as a comma separated list after I'd imported all of it into a JSON object. My goal was to display the list for the user to make sure that the CSV Parsing process worked correctly before completing the import.

Google Domains "Record Already in Use", posted January 27, 2021

I'm working a lot lately in Firebase and when trying to setup Firebase Hosting for one of my domains, Firebase showed me the following dialog:

Google Domains Subdomain Configuration, posted January 27, 2021

I'm working a lot lately in Firebase, and when trying to setup Firebase Hosting for one of my domains - I wrote about other issues in an earlier post. In this case, I want to setup a subdomain (for example:, Firebase showed me the following dialog: