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Fish and Flutter: 5 Step Install

Friday, May 14, 2021 by John Manning, MD, FAMIA, FACEP

Intro - This is a supplemental post to the YouTube video tutorial that shows how to install iTerm, Fish, and Flutter on a Mac. The video boils everything down to 5 steps, which I will define here. Step 1: Homebrew + Fish + iTerm2 To get started, you need to follow the Automatic Installation steps on my iterm-fish-fisher repo, or you can just copy/paste the same steps that are listed below.

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Podcasting in an Open-Source Era

Sunday, May 2, 2021 by John Manning, MD, FAMIA, FACEP

Intro - Well, I can’t say this is something I’ll do with frequency, so I might as well write about this path on the meta-blog. We created an informatics podcast recently, available here. From the time we recorded the original podcast to the time we had all steps/automation established, we unfortunately found ourselves in a position of needing to rebrand. Looking back, this proved most beneficial, as it forced me to reflect on the steps I previously took to create a podcast that harnesses GitHub and Hugo for its RSS feeds.

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pdf2json: A Step-by-Step Guide

Friday, Mar 26, 2021 by John Manning, MD, FAMIA, FACEP

Intro - Well, I can’t say this issue will come up too often for others…but should you ever need it, here are the exact steps you can take to convert all the text from a PDF file into a JSON file with key-value pairs of "page#" : "all page text without extra white space". Note that page# is an integer that starts at 1, not 0. I needed this in a project where the Flutter packages that performed PDF search functions were not performant, had memory leaks, or seemed to work inconsistently across platforms.

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Bucket List Accomplished! My First Meta-Blog Post

Thursday, Mar 25, 2021 by Matt Mercer

Intro - My First Meta-Blog Post! This has been a challenge to get to this point, and hopefully I haven’t corrupted the entire website, but here is my first post. This is really more of a test of my ability in GIT to make the changes from my fork and create a pull request to upate the changes. Sounds easy, right? Not so much…after watching the intro video, I knew I was in for a challenge because I didn’t understand alot of the terminology or have a ‘favorite code editor’.

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Get Fluttered: MVC+S Architecture, Example

Thursday, Jan 14, 2021 by John Manning, MD, FAMIA, FACEP

Intro - To all who watched my original GetFluttered: MVC+S Architecture video, I want to thank you immensely for your patience. Before making new GetFluttered videos, we wanted to implement: A means to provide written, supplemental info … Meta-Blog; A complex, production-level MVC+S example … PRAPARE app; & A means for others to join / collaborate … FlutterJuun Slack invite. With these elements now firmly established, it should be easier to follow along with GetFluttered content by comparing simple + complex code examples that achieve the same objective.

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A Meta-Post for a Meta-Blog

Thursday, Nov 19, 2020 by John Manning, MD, FAMIA, FACEP

Welcome to the Informatics Meta-Blog - Knowledge is power…and best shared with others. This is the place where any informatician, innovator, or entrepreneur can crowd-source contribute and build upon each others' knowledge. Many of the things I post here will be open-source and moderately technical, but that’s only my preference. If there’s something else you want to share about healthcare, informatics, innovation, or entrepreneurship, please feel free. Try to add/share some knowledge if you can…don’t just post something that’s a shameless plug for your work.

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