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

  • Coffea Podcasta #5: Tasting Coffee

    Posted on: | Podcast

    I discuss my journey as a novice coffee taster and how I am building a vocabulary of flavors to which I can refer.

  • Blue Bottle Coffee Course Notes

    Posted on: | Coffee

    At the weekend, I finally got around to taking the Blue Bottle Coffee course about coffee on SkillShare. The course covers the science behind coffee, the equipment needed to brew a cup of coffee, and tasting, among other topics. I was most looking forward to the lecture on tasting and I was not let down.

  • Trying Not to Overengineer

    Posted on: | Coding

    In a discussion with a friend, I mentioned how easy it is to overengineer solutions to problems. This weekend, I have been evaluating what it is that I want to do with my personal website. What matters most to me? In asking this question, I realize that I have been guilty of overengineering solutions to problems that may not actually be problems with which I should be concerned.

  • Moving to

    Posted on: | Web

    TL;DR: I am moving my website over to from

  • Writing an IndieWeb-Compatible Resume

    Posted on: | IndieWeb

    I used to rely on services like LinkedIn and AngelList as a resume. I quickly gave up on them because I did not use those platforms much and it was a burden for me to have to change my information on so many silos. That’s the thing about silos: you’ve got to learn their way of doing things. I never felt attached to my profiles on those sites.

  • How I Use Webmentions

    Posted on: | IndieWeb

    I sent my first webmention yesterday. Well, that’s not completely true. I have sent one or two in the past but they were just test-runs. Yesterday was the real deal. I had some thoughts on a blog post I read and I decided that I’d share them with a webmention.

  • My First Homebrew Website Club Meeting

    Posted on: | IndieWeb

    A Zoom call with eight participants of the Homebrew Website Club meeting posing for a picture, featuring James.

  • Coffea Podcasta #4: The Cappuccino

    Posted on: | Podcast

    I discuss why I like the cappuccino, my personal associations with the drink, and how easy it is to fall in love with a drink.

  • Scratching My Itches

    Posted on: | IndieWeb

    As a programmer, I often feel tempted to brainstorm ideas for “projects.” What is my next project going to be? How am I going to make it interesting? I’ve come to find that all of the best projects I work on are those that scratch the itches that I am facing. If I look back on the projects I have built that have lasted the longest, they all have one thing in common: they are related to my personal website.

  • Coffea Podcasta #3: To Crema or Not to Crema

    Posted on: | Podcast

    This episode features a brief discussion on crema, my perspective on whether crema has an influence on taste, and what my local baristas had to say about it.

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