Andrew Miracle.

Ever since I can remember, I’ve been fascinated with computers and technology. Now, I serve as the Founder of Tecmie, a product lab that experiments with frontier technologies “AI/Blockchain” in emerging markets “Africa”.

“Titles and disciplines can change so quickly!” The work I do covers a whole bunch of stuff, and I’ve picked up skills in all sorts of areas along the way. But no matter what I’m doing, I’m always focused on engineering delightful experiences that make people happy, no matter the challenge. ๐Ÿ˜„

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My Daily Toolkit Essentials

If you are curious about the tools and software I rely on to navigate my day-to-day work? This is a somewhat comprehensive “Uses” section that highlights my favorite resources and indispensable tools. While some of these choices may seem expected, you might just discover a few surprising additions! As I continuously refine and enhance my setup, this list is subject to change.

๐ŸŒŸ Favorite Tools
  • Vercel
  • Garage Band
  • VS-Code
  • Slack
  • Notion
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • `Nano`
  • Git
๐Ÿค“ Favorite Literature
  • Rules of Work
  • Rules of Management
  • You were born for this
  • Why we act the way we do
  • Crossing the Chasm
๐ŸŽจ Analog Tools
  • Water Bottle
  • Brown Rodia Notepad
  • Samsonite Bagpack
  • Steelcase Adjustable Desk
  • Power Surge
  • Steelcase Karman
  • Steelseries Arctis Wired
๐Ÿ”ฎ Miscellaenous
  • Heroku
  • Powershell
  • Zsh
  • Docker
  • Whimsical
  • Figma
  • Discord
  • Airtable

Under the hood

This site is built using Bedrock, a modern toolstack for wordpress. While I run a hosted instance of this setup on Digitalocean, the database used is MYSQL and I had initially tried to use a modern stack like Planetscale, but failed at it, some errors about a couple missing MySQL engines etc etc. In the past I’ve hosted my sites on Netlify, which is a static site host. This is because I use a Jekyll โ€œframeworkโ€ called Jekyll Tachyons, which makes building a Jekyll site on the Tachyons CSS framework quick and easy โšก๏ธ. See Bourbon and Donna previous versions of this website. Netlify connects to Git (well, Github and Gitlab), which means that when I push a change to my repository, the website is updated automatically. This is the exact same workflow I was looking for with WordPress, and Bedrock offers an almost close experience to that because I can use Composer to manage all wp modules using the Wp packagist repository which is like NPM but for WordPress Themes and Plugins.

I chose WordPress this time around because of the Editor experience. In my day to day, I already write code, when I used Jekyll for my personal sites, all articles were written in Markdown syntax which is still my first choice for static sites. Now, I just want an editor interface where it would be easy to have a lot of things in draft and incrementally publish them. This also goes without saying, that the WordPress team has done a phenomenal job in improving UX, especially with the Guternberg release and Site Editor.


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