Category: Creative expression
Afternoon walk through the Ben Shemen Forest
My wife, daughter and I went for a very casual walk through the nearby Ben Shemen Forest. Our daughter has taken an interest in photography, so she took my Nikon D5100 DSLR with to start feeding her new passion. I captured a few moments of my own on my phone, as usual. It was a…
I would rather pay for Google Photos
As you may have heard by now, Google is going to start charging for all photos uploaded to Google Photos from June 2021, not just full resolution images. While this may be alarming for some users, I would rather pay for Google Photos. Why would I say such a thing after having an option to…
How The Hacker Who Saved The Internet Redeemed Himself
I read a fascinating story in Wired about Marcus Hutchins, a hacker who used lessons from years of writing malware to save the Internet from WannaCry, only to come to terms with his past misdeeds at the height of his success.
How Wes Bos built his new site
Serendipitous discovery leads to David Tewes photographic exhibition
Chris Finke, a colleague at Automattic, discovered a box of slides that were taken by the late David Tewes, Chris’ father-in-law’s cousin while Chris and his wife were going through his late father-in-law’s things. According to MPR News – On a spring day three years ago, Chris and Christina Finke were clearing out a building…
Couples who code together
My talented wife has been learning to code. Specifically, she’s been learning front-end web development, starting with HTML and CSS. One of her projects as part of a coding bootcamp she joined is to build a basic site with the HTML and CSS she’s learned. She experimented with a CSS-powered dropdown menu on her project…
The missing piece in my Python scripts
My quest to automate parts of my workflows usually involves writing Python scripts to streamline some of my tasks as a Happiness Engineer. One output has confused me for far longer than it should have, and I was shown the light today (in the form of a pretty simple solution). My dilemma Many of my…
Pretty sunset yesterday
I thought I’d capture our sunset yesterday evening, as a panorama. It was pretty!