I would rather pay for Google Photos

Photo by Chantel Lucas on Unsplash

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…… Continue reading I would rather pay for Google Photos

How The Hacker Who Saved The Internet Redeemed Himself

Photograph of a chip constructed by D-Wave Systems Inc. Mounted and wire-bonded in a sample holder. The D-Wave processor is designed to use 128 superconducting logic elements that exhibit controllable and tunable coupling to perform operations. Licensed CC BY 3.0 DWave

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

I’ve followed Wes Bos for a couple years now. I bought several of his courses, and look forward to when I have time to do his Beginner JavaScript — Learn JavaScript from Scratch course. He recently rebuilt his personal site using Gatsby.JS, and published both a post and a video explaining how he did it:…… Continue reading How Wes Bos built his new site

Serendipitous discovery leads to David Tewes photographic exhibition

Your Shutter bug 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…… Continue reading Serendipitous discovery leads to David Tewes photographic exhibition

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…… Continue reading Couples who code together

The missing piece in my Python scripts

The city's new center boulevard is coming along nicely. It was recently left open for pedestrians, so I took my camera for a morning walk/

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…… Continue reading The missing piece in my Python scripts