Hi! I’m Matt Vanderpol.
I’m a software developer and content creator. I’ve got a small dev agency at Red Madrone Solutions where I specialize in custom web development.
I love coding and have several projects that I’m working on pushing forwards. I live in Nevada City, CA with my wonderful wife Amber and 6 of our 7 kids (our oldest is in her senior year of college). We live in a house that my wife and I designed and built.
Chat directly with documentation to surface buried nuggets of knowledge and get straight to the point on implementation.
A web app for better AI interactions. You can add your own content and any public web page to your own personal knowledge cloud which will be mined for relevant context when chatting with an AI system.
A new base theme for WordPress with Tailwind and Alpine.js support. Intended for developers who are creating WordPress themes and want a well-considered framework to build on.
Relationships take work. One of the things I do is fortnightly one-on-ones with each of my kids. We grab coffee/cocoa and chat or play games or go for a hike.
In order to draw something you have to really see it and this requires stopping and really paying attention. Nature Journaling gives you a framework for this.
Backpacking and Outdoors
Backpacking, hiking, snow play – I’ve always enjoyed getting out and exploring the natural world, be it alone or with friends and family.
“You do not rise to the level of your goals. You fall to the level of your systems.” It’s a constant struggle but Polar Habits helps me develop the habits for good systems.
A code walk through on how to create a custom Pulse card as a Livewire Volt component with data from the database.
Retrieval Augmented Generation adds related context to a prompt so an LLM can give a more accurate answer – especially on untrained topics.
Exploration of a pattern to keep history of AI chat while streaming the latest response to the interface for better user experience.
Filters allow getting plugin data in a way that won’t break your site if the plugin is deactivated.