Julien Melissas

Julien Melissas

I'm a Web Developer, Foodie, and Music Lover/Maker living in Asheville, NC. Sometimes I blog. I make things on the web at Craftpeak & JM Labs.


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AirPi: Raspberry Pi AirPlay Station

Posted on February 21st, 2016.

Since moving into a new place, my bedroom is big enough for my stereo, which love very dearly. Thing is, I can’t be in bed working and also listen to music at the same time! Now normally I’d just buy an AirPort Express, but I get a decent WiFi signal up in my room, don’t need the other functionality, […]

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Cast Iron Baked Chicken Legs (Spanish-Style)

Posted on December 2nd, 2015.

My friend Karl asked me to write this out. He probably didn't need this much help, but I'm putting it here anyways so everyone can enjoy it! It was yummy, and VERY easy to make.

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Using Angular.js and Sage

Posted on October 7th, 2015.

Angular + Sage? ezpz as Austin would say.

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CSS-only Vertical Progress Bar

Posted on October 5th, 2015.

A no JS way to make a simple 1-bar progress or goal bar that looks like a bar graph.

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Julien’s 😲 Sauce

Posted on September 16th, 2015.

What else are you supposed to do with a Carolina Reaper plant? Check out this crazy-spicy but delicious hot sauce recipe I made.

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WordCamp Asheville Ipsum

Posted on July 25th, 2015.

WordCamp Asheville is going great. Here's some general terms that are being tossed around.

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Leaflet JS/Mapbox JS Screencast

Posted on June 30th, 2015.

Learn about some map stuff. I know I haven’t posted in a while, cause I’ve been really busy learning Ember JS! That said, I totally forgot to post this when I put it up and figured I probably should because people are actually watching it. I co-gave a talk on Leaflet.js/Mapbox.js for the WNC Web […]

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Grado Cartridge

Posted on April 26th, 2015.

I got a new Cartridge for the turntable.

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Slides from WordCamp Atlanta 2015

Posted on March 30th, 2015.

I spoke at WordCamp Atlanta 2015 on the Sage starter theme. Here are the slides.

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Animated “x” icon for the Bootstrap navbar-toggle

Posted on March 3rd, 2015.

There are lots of posts online about that trendy (and awesome) transition from the hamburger icon (when the menu is collapsed) to that “x” (when the mobile menu has been expanded). I'm going to show you how to do it in Bootstrap.