My First BJJ Tournament

TLDR: Watch Highlights The Beginning I began training Jiu Jitsu last summer, the summer of 2021. I learned how to stay calm while getting choked and gained valuable technical knowledge and experience in an unfamiliar discipline. My cousin, Mitch, had been training prior to my start which helped propel me to give it a try. As a wrestler, I found Jiu Jitsu to be something very different but at the same time very familiar.

Pondering the Pages: 'The Heart of a Champion' by Bob Richards

Pondering the Pages I enjoy quality books just as I enjoy quality movies. Books come in all shapes and sizes and cover a near infinite number of subjects. They can tell a fictional story, document someone’s life, or inform the reader about a topic of interest. Here is my avenue for releasing my page ponderings to the world. The Book: The Heart of a Champion by Bob Richards I don’t know if I would categorize this book as informational or motivational.
Coding: Just Felt Like Accessing Random APIs

Coding: Just Felt Like Accessing Random APIs

Accessing Random APIs I wanted to get some practice fetching data from an API and so I decided to randomly get data from a few different API’s within the same local html/css/js site. There is no real excitement here and maybe this shouldn’t be a post of its own but as you can see in the images below data is retrieved and displayed upon button click. That is done by creating a random number and randomizing each click.
Movie Musings: Fury

Movie Musings: Fury

Movie Musings I enjoy good movies. I like how movies can capture your attention and take you to a different realm or a different time, to a made up land or a galaxy, far, far away. I am an average movie goer and not a movie critic, though, so my thoughts on this page are merely musings rather than egotistical critiques. The Movie: Fury Fury is a movie set during World War II during the final push into Nazi Germany.
Coding Challenge: Flashcards 2000

Coding Challenge: Flashcards 2000

GitHub: Flashcards Code Introduction to Flashcards 2000 Another quick lil coding challenge to sharpen the JS skills. This challenge is a simple JavaScript Flashcard app called Flashcards 2000. I wanted to create a flashcard app that did not have all the flashy transitions in today’s flashcard apps. Sometimes I think these lengthy transitions slow down the learning process. I also wanted the ability to randomize the questions easily in order to better learn the material.
My First Hackathon: Hermes

My First Hackathon: Hermes

Check out my DevPost below to watch a two minute demo! DevPost: Hermes Project GitHub: Hermes Project Preview I was browsing the interwebs when I came across a website called Major League Hacking. I had heard of hackathons before but did not realize there was a whole community out there that supported hackathons let alone an entire Major League! I decided to sign up for my FIRST EVER hackathon to test the waters and see what hackathons were all about.
Coding Challenge: Wrestling Clock Display

Coding Challenge: Wrestling Clock Display

GitHub: Wrestling Clock Display Code Preview This isn’t necessarily a ‘coding challenge’ but I felt like making a JavaScript Wrestling Clock today. There is already a great tool called Trackwrestling for running wrestling tournaments and scoring matches but this is just my own simple, interactive, clock display. So here it is, world, here it is. The Start I began with syncing the JS with the DOM of the HTML using getElementByID for each item.
Coding Challenge: Pong in Vanilla JS

Coding Challenge: Pong in Vanilla JS

GitHub: Pong Code Pong History One of the first video games to ever be created and still beloved to this day is a game called Pong. The game is based off of the real game of table-tennis, or Ping-Pong. It was created in 1972 as a Pong Arcade Machine and was later turned into a console system game. However, Magnavox Odyssey, the first console video game system claimed that Atari stole their table-tennis game idea and took it to court.
My Blog Introduction to the World

My Blog Introduction to the World

Hello, world! My name is Nicholas Eby. I am a Software Developer, Coach, and Grappler and I want the rest of the world to hear my story. So here it is… I code stuff, I sleep on wrestling mats, and I wear my gi to bed because I always have to be ready to roll. That and its lightweight and comfy. Plus it is made by Origin which means product of the US of A!