Reading List 2020

Looking at past posts and it looks like I haven’t published my reading list review in a few years. The previous posts on the site are for 2017, 2016, and 2015. I think I got lazy and let Goodreads handle it, see my 2019 and 2018 lists there. For 2020, I ended up reading 28 […]

On Programming Languages

I like types.I like curly braces.I like semi-colons. Types guide you to better code.Curly braces clearly define blocks of codes.Semi-colons clearly define lines of code.

Use Cornell Notes for Online Class

I’ve found two things that help me get more out of online classes: first is to make space and pay attention, and second I use the Cornell Note taking method during the class. There isn’t anything that different using the Cornell Note method for an online class, than an in-person class, except you can pause […]

Enable Learning in Technical Writing

My goal writing documentation is to enable a student to learn, give them confidence they can learn, and not just copy-paste their way. This is not easy and I’m still learning myself what is the best way to organize any given set. This post covers my thinking around, it is a deeper follow on to […]

Scale QT Apps for HiDPI

Most of Ubuntu/GNOME scale nicely with a high dpi (hidpi) display, there has been built-in support since 19.04 and now fractional scaling is just a simple toggle away in the latest 20.04. I use a 4K external monitor so a 150% scaling works great, however, not for all apps. Zoom is the most common app […]

Contribute Developer Documentation to Gutenberg

Another post in my series on contributing to the WordPress Gutenberg project. This post complements my Good First Issue post that focused more on a coding contribution. Here I take a step back and focus on documentation and dive deeper into the GitHub pull request process. Find an Issue Browse the Documentation label on GitHub […]


The May 2020 Windows 10 update—that eventually made its way out late into June—brought with it an upgraded Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL). WSL 2 changes the underlying architecture of the system, introducing a full Linux kernel built by Microsoft. This brought a wide range of improvements including a better file system, faster boot time, […]

Book Review: It Came with Oil

I recently purchased an old British car, a 1960 Austin-Healey Bugeye Sprite. You can check the car out on its own blog here. It’s nothing fancy, just a fun convertible sports car to take out for a Sunday drive. It’s small, it doesn’t go fast, Sprites were Austin-Healey’s budget sports car, they didn’t even put […]

Sprite Theme Song

My car even has its own theme song 😁 🎵 Lil Red Riding HoodBy Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs