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Here We Go Again

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Feeling the urge to blog again, but of course I cannot just write. First, I have to play with the many different blogging engines. Then pick one. Then resear...

Ellie

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Reading Queue

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Today there is no shortage of content to read. Even though I read at least two hours every day I feel like I can’t keep up with my reading interests. Two hou...

Website Update

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Instead of working on My Everyday Things project last night I spent over two hours captivated by slide decks from Note & Point. That small diversion led ...

My Everyday Things Project

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The basic idea is this…at least once a week I will post a photo of something I interact with on an every day basis. Along with the photo I will include what ...

New Year, New Site Features

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We are still working on adding a bunch more features to our web site, but we accomplished enough over the last few days to release a set of changes to celebr...

No Turning Back Now!

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For those that have not heard, this week we say good-bye to Arizona—our home of nine years! While we will greatly miss our friends here in Arizona and our ma...

Link Posts with Jekyll Permalink

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Now that I have Jekyll publishing automated, why not do link posts? For one, Jekyll does not support link posts out of the box. However, Tuan Anh figured out...

photography

Latest Inspirations

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Sometimes we all need a little bit of inspiration to motivate us to be productive. Recently I have leveraged two sources for finding some fantastic photograp...

Top 3 Tips for Your First DSLR

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OK, based on my last post I should be reading right now. Instead, I wanted to write this post since several friends have asked for my opinions on photography...

My Everyday Things Project: Bikes

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Bikes have always played a large part in my life. I vividly remember each bike all the way back to my first Big Wheel1…one of the originals in the early 70s....

My Everyday Things Project

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The basic idea is this…at least once a week I will post a photo of something I interact with on an every day basis. Along with the photo I will include what ...

Our View

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As I mentioned in a preview post, How to Keep Your Husband Engaged in Furniture Decisions, one of my favorite features of our house is a gorgeous view of the...

Scenic Drive

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Last weekend we took a little drive on the Historic Columbia River Highway which is just east of Portland (about 50 minutes from Forest Grove). It had been s...

Digital Darkroom Tip: Clarify and Sharpen

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Several years ago one of my fellow photographers, Cecil Walker, showed me an easy, but priceless photo editing tip. I wish one of us could take credit for th...

Japanese Maple

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I have a Japanese Maple outside my (home) office window. For about a week now I have noticed the morning sun illuminating its beautiful limbs, buds, morning ...

sustenance

Taming Rancilio Silvia (Miss Silvia)

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There is no other consumer espresso machine that has a bigger customer base nor the cult following than the Rancilio Silvia (aka Miss Silvia). Just do a Goog...

Taming Rancilio Rocky

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As I stated in my previous post, I no longer possess Miss Silvia and Rocky…however, I still have plenty of friends that do own the duo so I wanted to share t...

technology

DIRECTV NOW: Initial Thoughts

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DIRECTV released DIRECTV NOW today and I jumped on their Go Big deal. For $35 (normally $60) you get over 100 channels; some you can stream live and some hav...

A Useful Desktop with Ubersicht

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Ubersicht is an OS X utility that allows you to display dynamic (or static) content on your desktop. In the screenshot below I have some static content for a...

Forgotten Step

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Even though I have probably set up a new Mac at least a dozen times in the last few years I keep forgetting the most basic step in the world of Terminal…crea...

Parallels and Visual Studio Issue

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After months of experiencing Visual Studio 2012 (running inside Parallels on my Mac) hanging when trying to exit out of the app I took a few minutes to look ...

Android’s Drop Down Bug

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On and off for several days now I have been trying to fix an issue where a drop down list (<select> tag) seems to be disabled on old (version 2.x) Andr...

Remove Day Part of Date in URL

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Since everyone is talking about shipping these days tonight I took the plunge and released my modified blog on a new server. I have been dreading this day be...

OSX Disk Images

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I wanted to create an encrypted disk image for my 2012 Tax Return documents, but unfortunately Disk Utility, which comes with OSX, does not allow image sizes...

Underscore Your JavaScript This Moment

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Up until last year it had been many years since I had been a full-time developer. After a year back in the code, I still do not feel as competent as I felt i...

Configuring Homebrew in a Multi-User Setup

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My MacBook Pro is setup with two user accounts: one for personal and one for work. This is certainly not my setup of choice, but if I want to use my own MBP ...

Jekyll Link Posts with Keyboard Maestro

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This has been a big week of knocking down the Jekyll publishing barriers. Automating the Jekyll publishing process was the first big one. As I stated in that...

Link Posts with Jekyll Permalink

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Now that I have Jekyll publishing automated, why not do link posts? For one, Jekyll does not support link posts out of the box. However, Tuan Anh figured out...

Automating Jekyll

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March 06, 2012, marked the one year anniversary of this site being driven by Jekyll. I will not rehash my reasonings here as I explained myself already in th...

Jekyll Automated: First Test

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This post is testing a new feature that I have added to my Jekyll workflow. I have created an Automator workflow (that is actually a folder action) that assi...

Installing Jekyll on Mac OS X

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In March this year I once again changed blog engines I was using. I switched to Jekyll after reviewing all the usual (and unusual) suspects. I describe most ...

Apps on MacBook Air 30 Days Later

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In my previous post, Apps I will install on New MacBook Air, I highlight the apps that I intended on installing on my new MacBook Air. It has now been 30 day...

Apps I will install on New MacBook Air

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In a previous post, What Would You Buy First?, I highlight the apps I would buy first if I had to start all over today. In this post I will outline the apps ...

Evolution of Change

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The tech world has generated a ton of content about WWDC since the Monday. If you want to know what the really smart people are saying about the event I sugg...

What Would You Buy First?

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Today Ben Brooks posted his list of apps he would buy first if he had to start all over again. So why not join in on that fun?

Jekyll 30 Days Later

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It has now been over a month since I started my Text File Revolution using Jekyll as my vehicle. This will be my seventh post using Jekyll and my still evolv...

Lessn and Comments

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I really like how Jon Hicks handles comments on Hicksdesign. Instead of allowing direct comments on his blog he provides a link that pre-populates a tweet. I...

Text File Revolution

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I am like any other technologist (ok, geek) out there…I love tinkering with new stuff1. For the most part I wouldn’t change this about me; it generates inten...

Is it best to leverage social networks

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For years I have been developing my own web sites and hosting my own content (text, photos, and videos). I guess I took this approach mainly so I would have ...

Online Photo Sharing and Common Craft

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As I have mentioned in the past, I have typically taken full control over both web presence and content management (mainly photos). However, I am exploring t...

travel

Scenic Drive

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Last weekend we took a little drive on the Historic Columbia River Highway which is just east of Portland (about 50 minutes from Forest Grove). It had been s...