Welcome to My Slice of the Internet!

Welcome! This is my little slice of the internet. Here you will find my main blog, where I'll talk about things that are of fun and interesting things, like gaming, movies & television, as well as things that are important to me like healthy living in today's world, family, friends, and so much more.

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Latest Blog Posts

Using Drupal's Search API to Create a Sitewide Search Feature

April 8, 2024 | The Cozy Nerd | Technology

Drupal’s Search API is a powerful tool that allows you to create custom searches on any entity known to Drupal, using any kind of search engine. Typically, you would use the same database source to create the search indexing, however for large sites, this is not recommended and you should...

10 Essential Drupal Contrib Modules every Website Should Have

April 1, 2024 | The Cozy Nerd | Technology

Having experience with Drupal for over 5 years, I wanted to share my thoughts on what essential Drupal contributed modules that I love to have in my sites. These modules help me not just with site development, but also management, SEO, and more! But first, let me explain what Drupal...

Why I Switched from Lando to DDev (Esp. on Windows)

March 27, 2024 | The Cozy Nerd | Technology

In the realm of local development environments, finding the right tool that aligns with your workflow and system requirements can significantly impact your productivity and efficiency. As a developer navigating the intricacies of Windows, my journey led me from the realm of Lando to the shores of DDev, and here's...

Pokemon Scarlet & Violet: A Guide to Breeding and EV Training

December 22, 2022 | The Cozy Nerd | Video Games

Pokemon Scarlet & Violet has made Pokemon Breeding and the hunt for perfect IV's (or near perfect). To start, I would recommend finishing the main story of the game, and get through the tournament at the end of the game and unlock 5 and 6-star Raids. Once you get to...

Review: Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

December 19, 2022 | The Cozy Nerd | Video Games

It's been about a whole month (as of this review post) since Pokemon Scarlet & Violet has been released. I feel I have thoroughly gone through both games to the end-game content, and given not just Raids a good amount of time, but the breeding mechanic and online battles. The...

Enabling APCu on DreamHost Servers with PHP 8

May 17, 2022 | The Cozy Nerd | Technology

Now that PHP7.4 is coming to an EOL (End of Life) at the end of this year, many are upgrading to PHP8. I needed to do this for not only this site, but some other projects that were still running on PHP7.4. Thankfully, DreamHost made the upgrade process from PHP7.4...