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  • How I IndieWeb

    Posted on: 24 September 2020 | IndieWeb

    I’ve been following the IndieWeb actively for close to two months. The time has flown. I have felt that way about every day this year. My relationship with the IndieWeb really puts time into perspective for me. I digress. In this time, I have tried out a lot of different IndieWeb setups. People have commented on the speed at which I build new features on my site. I’ve had a lot of fun building new extensions and trying out new ideas.

  • The Five Factors of Coffee Tasting

    Posted on: 22 September 2020 | Coffee

    Last night, I thought about high school for a moment. It has been a while. What brought high school to mind was that I considered how I could improve my learning. I’ve decided that I want to take a more structured approach to my coffee education so that I can stay on-track.

  • Owning a Raspberry Pi

    Posted on: 21 September 2020 | Technology

    I’ve gone through about three topic ideas. This is the last time I am changing my mind. When I get tired, I lose the energy to think of great topics. This is my blog. Sometimes I’ll write posts on a whim because I want to keep writing. I just thought that buying a Raspberry Pi may be one of the best investments I’ve made this year. I feel good about this because I was initially hesitant to purchase a Pi. If I had not have went through with the decision, I’d have not been able to build some of the projects I have worked on over the last few weeks.

  • Setting Up My Raspberry Pi

    Posted on: 20 September 2020 | Technology

    I want to talk about a project I undertook yesterday. I set up my Raspberry Pi with a new SD card. I do not presently have the energy to think of a more interesting topic. These last few days have been tough. It happens sometimes. We all have days when we are not quite ourselves. This is a blog, not my journal, so I don’t want to get bogged down in the details of reality. Here, I write about technology and coffee. To the story!

  • How I Design for Accessibility

    Posted on: 19 September 2020 | Web

    I just finished an accessibility audit on my site. There is only one flag that is raised by Axe, the accessibility validator I use. I believe I can ignore that flag. It relates to the arrows that I use for my webrings. I do not believe the suggestion impacts the quality or accessibility of my website. I am proud to say that I’ve resolved many accessibility issues over the last few weeks.

  • Building a Weather Station

    Posted on: 18 September 2020 | Web

    At this week’s Homebrew Website Club meeting, we had a discussion about Raspberry Pis. Most of the people in attendance had a Raspberry Pi. We all showed each other our Pis and where we had them set up. It was fascinating. I had to admit to everyone that my Pi has been sitting lonely in a drawer for a while. I haven’t done much with it. I have a Sense HAT. The Sense Hat sits on top of the Pi.

  • My Website Hosting Journey

    Posted on: 17 September 2020 | Web

    My website has been hosted on a number of platforms over the years. Last year was my year of using CMS tools to publish my website. I used WordPress initially because it was easy for me to set up. I wanted a website over which I had more control and WordPress looked like a good option. At the time, I was not as comfortable with web development as I am now. I could build a website but I didn’t feel ready to create my blog from scratch.

  • Self Dogfooding and Losing Steam

    Posted on: 16 September 2020 | Coding

    There are two types of posts I write about programming. The ones I like writing most are those where I discuss how I built something, or how I intend on building something. It’s fun to explain how I build projects. I like the technical details. This is not one of those posts. This is a post about what it’s like to be a developer. The developer life, if you will.

  • Improving My Website Feed

    Posted on: 14 September 2020 | IndieWeb

    Building a feed for this website has been the longest project I’ve undertaken as part of my site. Most features take a day, or even just a few minutes, to complete. I went into building my site with the mindset that I wanted my site to be simple, both aesthetically and structurally.

  • Social Interactions on the Web

    Posted on: 13 September 2020 | IndieWeb

    This morning I was close to giving up on my micropub endpoint. It has taken a significant amount of time to get the project to the stage I am at now. There is still more to do. I have not yet completed the server deployment. I’m having issues with wsgi that I have not yet fixed. I thought that maybe a command line interface would be more appropriate, seeing as how most of the idea behind setting up a micropub endpoint was to make it easier for me to share bookmarks. I then remembered why I am building the micropub endpoint.

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