Hi, I'm Rogin Farrer.A personal blog about technology, web development, and some IRL stuff.

DOM measurements, box-sizing, and padding with React Collapsed

One of the longest standing bugs I've encountered with is a never-ending expanding animation when there's padding applied to the collapsed element. is a custom hook for creating accessible, animated collapse components. I've exhausted countless…

Posted on April 25, 2020

Download Photos of You from Facebook

Downloading your data off Facebook is super easy, but one thing I noticed is that it doesn't download the photos you're tagged in. I was super let down by this since it's the PRIMARY data I want from the site. In case you don't know, when you…

Posted on February 04, 2019

Creating a YouTube Walled Garden

Last month I killed my YouTube addiction. Maybe addiction is too strong a word, but I had a nasty habit of falling into the related videos rabbit hole. There's been more instances of me re-watching (RE-WATCHING) talk show interviews (TALK SHOW) for…

Posted on September 07, 2018

Book Review: The Martian by Andy Weir

After 8 long years I can finally read for pleasure again. Okay, so that's an overstatement. I have had some time for pleasure reading through high school and college, just not very much. I was particularly busy during the last year or two, with, you…

Posted on August 10, 2015

Hide Facebook's News Feed (And Other Annoyances)

I’m not a big fan of Facebook, but because so much of my social life and connections operate through their service, I don’t really feel like I can quit it. Still, I really hate how distracting it can be. We've all gone down the never-ending vortex…

Posted on December 15, 2014

Starting A Blog with Jekyll (When You Have No Idea What You’re Doing)

Last week I rebuilt this site on Jekyll, and it’s freaking awesome. I’ve heard the name Jekyll tossed around on the interwebs for a while now, but I never completely understood how it worked. When I pulled up their homepage, I immediately closed the…

Posted on December 14, 2014