Right now?

Spent the summer on colorshare.club and improving Wordpress and Gatsby blogs. Currently, setting up for xmas and re-doing puppyrey.online. Adding lots of one-off projects to pineandvine.com and trying to write more.

Brandon's about to graduate, assuming he doesn't sleep through the 6pm ceremony.

December 1, 2019


Previously right now

Just published a series of news aggregation sites relating to Florida state government, on the agencynews.org domain I bought on a whim. I started with DCF and expanded from there while I built up the site template with Gatsby & Netlify. I hope to roll out a dozen or more further agencies, and find a way to get more content, not just first-hundred-character summaries I'm getting from an automated google search.

Am halfway through a '100 Days of Swift' project hosted by hackingwithswift.com. I'm excited at how much I've picked up already, while acknowledging that there's still a long way to go.

Brandon's finishing up his last Spring Break of college, Terri's halfway through Session. The dog can reliably fetch the paper off the front lawn without running off.

March 24, 2019


Re-doing the blog for 2019, clearing out the cruft; resetting projects. Reading more, coding more, social-media-ing less.

January 9, 2019


Fooling with servers; recently started an instance of CentOS on Linode. It began simply as a Wordpress install, but over the last few weeks I've migrated some other tools and toys over to it, and added a number of Apache config files to route them all correctly.

(The primary takeaway from this work has been a new appreciation of how incredibly simple sites like Heroku and Netlify have made project and website hosting. But knowing how to do things "the old way" is still useful, hopefully.)

Lately, fooling with GatsbyJS (ex., this blog) and Stripe payment tools. Recently, both goofy and useful bots for Slack and Twitter, built on top of MongoDB services -- both REST and GraphQL backends. Everything's Javascript, nearly everything's React. Previously, completed the original/v1 curriculum for FreeCodeCamp.

At home, my stepson's in college, a senior at Flagler's Tallahassee campus; the puppy isn't yet 2; the Christmas tree is up. New appliances for the kitchen were on Santa's list and they arrived a month early.

Monday, November 26, 2018.