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A list of the blog posts I have written. Click here to view this list as an RSS feed.

  • The Five Factors of Coffee Tasting

    Posted on: | 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: | 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: | 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: | 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: | 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: | 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: | 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.

  • Privacy, Social Media, and This Website

    Posted on: | IndieWeb

    I watched the start of The Social Dilemma documentary yesterday evening. The documentary provoked so many thoughts that I was unable to fully engage with some of the discussions I had with family members later in the evening. My mind was fixated on what I have heard. I am presently reserving my full thoughts on the documentary because I have not yet seen the end. I would recommend giving the first 45 minutes a watch.

  • Improving My Website Feed

    Posted on: | 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.

  • Coffea Podcasta #8: A Film About Coffee

    Posted on: | Podcast

    A quick review of A Film About Coffee, a documentary about the coffee industry from bean to cup.

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