Bluetooth Blues

Bluetooth Kernel Panic
Kernel panic caused by a bad AirPort Board.

About two months ago, my MacBook Pro started doing random reboots. Sometimes I got the kernel panic error message seen in the pic. Sometimes Bluetooth stopped working without an error message and I would have to reboot in order for Bluetooth to start working again. So two weeks ago, I went to the Apple Store in University Park Mall, in Mishawaka, IN.

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Progress – Somewhat…

Well, it’s been years since messing around with a WordPress theme. And I’m starting one from scratch. So it’s taking even longer than I had anticipated. More so since this theme is one that I want to switch my website to. That means that I want it to be very good. Also, it means that I’m having to add in additional stuff and even messing around with SVGs and getting them into a font file.

I’m also switching between days of working on the theme and learning about Kitura. Which is a server-side Swift framework. A good thing about it, is that it tries its best to be backwards compatible with previous versions. Which means that hopefully anything that I code for it now will be working even after a few major version updates. So that means I’m learning how to be a full-stack developer!

I had looked into Vapor, but it doesn’t offer as much guarantee for version compatibility. Which means sticking to one version and not updating for newer versions because the newer features and the syntax changes that go with it, means that older code will cause errors. Or it means constantly rewriting the code to keep up the changes. Either way is a pain.

So that’s been my past week. Later.

Huge Update!

So… I haven’t done a post in a while. Here’s the latest: Released a newer version of my game, Janken Pon! (Rock, Paper, Scissors). I had to start from scratch after accidentally erasing both copies, the original and the git repository. I thought I had copied the original to a temp copy folder, but for some reason, MacOS only copied the folders!? Oh well. It’s been reworked and is much better than the original code.

I’m also giving it a small update that I hope is approved soon. It’ll have an easier to use toolbar at the bottom along with a new button to stay in the same type of game, but restart the scores. And on the About screen, I added a button to allow people to email me directly instead of trying to look it up.

I’ve been working on a game pack type of app. However, I’m going to take a break from that and work on doing a couple of themes for WordPress and Ghost. I haven’t done any HTML and CSS coding in a few. Time to work on it before my skills get too much dust covered. So I should have at least one theme worked out in about a week or so.

Later!

Contact Form

Added a contact form. And it works! The only problem that I had is that I think the php version being used requires a name, email address, subject, and a message. I tried various combinations and that was the only way that the email would actually be sent to me. Anything else and I think the server flags it as spam or as a malformed email and drops it before it’s even sent out. Oh well.

Welcome!

Welcome to my site! I’m Kevin Marciniak. I grew up in Michigan City, IN and still live in Michigan City. I have one cat, named Adonis. And have a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Valparaiso University.

This is my technology and programming blog. Please enjoy!