My inner maker was pretty happy in March. I got a lot done, most of it on the coding side of things. Part of the credit here has to go to the last place I was contracting at, which didn’t have enough incoming work to warrant keeping me around, and so I wound up “on the bench” — which means no office time, but no pay, either. That means I was at home for a good chunk of the month and working on these things (when I wasn’t job hunting, interviewing, or doing housework).
Tinkering/Nerdery: February 2018
So. Tinkering. This month was productive, but it also wasn’t. How to best explain that? Well, I had a freelance gig that I had to build out, and I learned a ton about the WordPress back-end, ZURB Foundation 6, and jQuery, but it wasn’t for personal hack-y projects. I did manage to get some geeky going, though, which is nice.
Awesome Web Reads: February 2018
GQ had a great interview with Quincy Jones. John Perry Barlow, founder of the EFF died early in the month. Kottke shared his 25 Principles of Adult Behavior In saecula saeculorum was a thought-provoking look at the eras of an empire. Tim Ferriss has a great (and short) podcast called The 9 Habits to Stop … Read more
Other Chili, Other Stuff
This blog is supposed to be focused on tinkering/making/hacking stuff. So why am I posting another chili recipe? Well, mainly because I can’t stop tinkering — every time I try a recipe, I mess with it a bit. My Unholy Good Chili recipe started fairly simple and grew over many iterations into a burn-the-hair-off-your-feet monstrosity. It wasn’t something I wanted to cook up for the Birchwood Bike Team Superbowl Party, as I wanted something more mild. So I found a different recipe, and scribbled it down. Then I edited the hell out of it to formulate my own take on it. I’d say about 60% of the original recipe remains, if that.
Tinkering/Nerdery: January 2018
Going to try to be more on-the-spot with these posts in 2018. In 2017, I was busy pretty much constantly and unfortunately, some of the tinkering fell by the wayside. So let’s chitchat about what went down in January of 2018, and what my nerdy goals for 2018 are.
2017 Reading Metrics and Review
Here’s a review of my 2017 reading behaviors — titles, ratings, volumes, genres, and more — this year, I’m even posting in a semi-timely manner!
So this is one of those things that I try to do annually — same questions and everything. Here’s my 2017 year in review…
Hacks: June-November 2017
This post hopefully closes the gap on the shit I’ve been doing since my last update about my ongoing tinkering/goofing around. This summer/fall was pretty busy, most of my time was spent hunting for a full-time gig and doing freelance work. There was a lot of housework, and errands, and so on, but there was a little bit of tinkering, too.
2016: Reading Review and Metrics
Holy shit am I behind schedule on this post. Like, almost 11 months behind schedule. I didn’t quite make my goal in 2016, but let’s face it: 2016 was an all-around shit-show for everyone.
Hacks: May 2017
Work — both normal day-to-day stuff and freelance — took up a large share of my time. Combine that with my back issues flaring up again, and nothing much on the physical side of the tinkering list got addressed at all.