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I have an old private blog from more than a decade ago that I’m shutting down. It was basically a semi-private journal, related to the construction of our home. It has a lot of useful photographs for me on it — i.e., in-progress construction shots, design inspiration shots, sketches and renderings, plumbing and electrical rough-ins, etc. I wanted to archive them. I tried a few free tools to download the images. I found various freeware…

Late last week, a few of us started discussing ways we could help out local restaurants that are devastated by the COVID crisis. My friend Michelle came up with the brilliant idea to raise money to buy gratitude meals for first responders, to help express just some of our thanks for the work they’re doing and will do. I think a lot of people want to help in various ways, and have lots of different constraints…

Over the past couple of weeks, I’ve added a few enhancements to Alignvote. Summary of Sentiment How are end-users answering the survey? Now you can see a summary. From the Voters Guide homepage, see the “Voter Sentiment” section. This shows you a rolled-up summary of how people are answering the quiz. As clearly described at the top of the page, this is NOT a scientific poll, nor is it represented as such. There are numerous…

I’ve added a Discussion Board for Alignvote. This will make it easier to share videos, media and links to articles about the issues in the Seattle City election. I’ve added the latest debate videos to the appropriate City Council District topic areas. The one rule: Be Nice, Be Respectful. Visit the discussion board here.

I’m really enjoying Angular and Azure, but getting them to work well together is sometimes a pain. Right now, there’s some real catch-up that Azure App Services needs to do in order to embrace anything beyond Angular 7. That’s because Angular 8 and up (“Angular 8+”) requires Node 12.x, and the latest version of Node.js that Azure App Services supports is 10.6.0. As a result, you cannot do a “build” of an Angular 8+ App…

Alignvote now provides a single rollup page showing funds raised, district-by-district, for the Seattle City Council race. Data is as reported to, and by, the Seattle Election Commission. Example, first four districts as of July 18 2019 You can find the link to the rollup page on the home page of alignvote.com.

Alignvote now displays the most recently available Campaign Financial Data for each campaign, as reported by the Seattle Election Commission. Campaign financial data is displayed for all campaigns, and includes Expenditures, Cash on Hand and Balance, as well as a summary of Contributions to Date. Alignvote checks for updates daily. A link is provided for voters to easily visit the Seattle Election Commission for more detail. Example of how Campaign Financial Data is displayed Alignvote…

Alignvote now displays Candidate Videos in your ranking results, as provided by The Seattle Channel. These short video statements help you get to know each candidate a bit better. Example of Video Display Videos are only shown for Participating Candidates. “Participating Candidates” simply means that they took the time to answer the Alignvote Survey via their private dashboard. Alignvote doesn’t charge candidates or voters any fee. Participating candidates get several free benefits, including: Improved Profile…