Reading List 2017

    A look back at what I read in 2017, broken into the top fiction and non-fiction books, see previous years 2015, and 2016. You can see my Goodreads Year in Books 2017 for the complete list. I set out with the goal to read 25 books in the year and ended up one book short […]


    Esperanto is a constructed language. It was created in 1887 by a Polish-Jewish doctor L.L. Zamenhof as an easy language to learn. His goal was to foster harmony between people from different cultures and countries; a lingua franca for the world. “The place where I was born … the inhabitants were divided into four distinct […]

    Podcasts, Authenticity and Old Media

    Modern times seem to opt more for authenticity and rejecting the overly refined, polished, and fake. You see this in the popularity of Reality TV and social media, both have the appeal of non-scripted and authentic content. I also see this desire in podcasts. I’m a bit of a podcast junkie, I’ve been listening for […]

    Creating a Gutenberg Block

    A tutorial on how to build a Gutenberg block. The intended audience is a WordPress theme or plugin developers with some Javascript experience interested in learning what it takes to create a block in the new Gutenberg editor. Screenshot of Gutenberg editor Background Gutenberg is the project bringing a new editor to WordPress. The editor […]

    On Social Media

    Unfortunately there is no better way to publish photos, writing, or other personal content without using social media. The corollary is also true, there is no better way to follow content from someone you are interested in than using social media. The open web and RSS were not successful enough to escape out of the […]

    Voice is the future and Google is best

    Almost a year ago, I was lucky enough to be given an Amazon Echo from someone whose family wasn’t that comfortable with an always-on device listening to them, so he gave it to me to play with. My life is quite boring, listen away devices. So my family likes the Echo, it works well enough […]

    Ten Year Anniversary

    A lot of talk today about the ten year anniversary of some such device; ten years ago I was doing something much more important, signing up for Though it might of been to blog about said device.

    Switching to Colemak

    On Dec 23, 2016 I switched my keyboard layout to Colemak. Colemak is an alternative keyboard layout moving keys around with the intent of a more practical and improved ergonomic layout. This reduces the distance your fingers travel when typing English. Why switch? The primary reasons behind different keyboard layouts is preventing repetitive stress injuries […]

    Reading List 2016

    A look back at what I read in 2016, broken into the best fiction and non-fiction. You can see my Goodreads Year in Books 2016 for the complete list. I set out with the goal to read 20 books in the year and ended up reading 30, woot! My goal for 2017 is 25 books. […]

    Running Stats 2016

    A year in review for my running in 2016, see previous years 2011, 2012, 2014, and 2015 2016 was a great year of running, I went out running over 100 times, my most ever. It was also the second most total miles, I ran more in 2011 when training for a full marathon. I really […]