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  • Obsidian for Tasks and Lowering Blood Pressure

    Obsidian for Tasks and Lowering Blood Pressure

    I started creating tasks in Obsidian using the tasks plugin and at first it was amazing. It really helped me lower my stress levels because I knew that I could just write something down in my notes and Obsidian would remember it for me. I could quickly scan through my task list and make sure […]

  • Obsidian for Notes

    Obsidian for Notes

    I’ve been using Obsidian to take notes and track all the action items in my life. I’ve really enjoyed it and even signed up for the paid sync service. I blame my sister Jen for this, because she’s the one who got me started with bullet journals. I journaled on paper for a few years, […]

  • David Byrne – Heroes with Choir! Choir! Choir!

    David Byrne – Heroes with Choir! Choir! Choir!

    I came across this amazing video posted by Choir! Choir! Choir! and thought it was worth sharing. Can you imagine being part of something like this? I’ve had a soft spot for Talking Heads ever since some friends of mine started a Talking Heads cover band long ago.

  • Croatia Cruise and Cycling Vacation

    Croatia Cruise and Cycling Vacation

    Kat and I had a covid-delayed trip to Croatia booked for quite some time. The tour company and airline allowed us to push the trip back from our original 2020 date. We signed up for two weeks in Croatia – with one week spent on a boat – getting dropped off at idyllic cycling locations. […]

  • How To: Get a Job in Technical Marketing

    How To: Get a Job in Technical Marketing

    Something different: A post about career and work instead of home improvement and travel. 😉 Thanks to my colleague Ashwini Vasanth I was able to answer these questions in her podcast: “Through The Corporate Glass – Ep 24 – The DNA of a Technical Marketing Engineer“ It was a great experience going through the interview […]

  • Home Improvement Landscaping

    Home Improvement Landscaping

    The previous owner of our property believed in letting nature run its course entirely without human intervention. As a result our front yard had been a long outstanding project that we’d been afraid to tackle. In addition, we had some serious drainage problems that led to standing water in the driveway, and sump pumps that […]

  • News Feed Idea

    News Feed Idea

    Here’s an idea I had to curate my news feed. Search all titles and lead paragraphs for the word ‘actually’ or [\d+] [things|ways] and give me a way to hide them, block the article or entire site, or compose a letter to their editor with a list of their offenses. It seems like everyone is […]

  • 18 Years of Blogging

    18 Years of Blogging

    This blog has been alive in some form since 2002. As you can imagine a lot has changed in 18 years. The blog has moved physically from servers under desks, servers in closets, to finally virtual machines in the cloud. Even those VMs have changed AWS instance sizes and Ubuntu LTS versions over time. The […]

  • Brenneka’s Wedding

    Brenneka’s Wedding

    Our amazing friends Brendan and Anneka (henceforth known as Brenneka) got married in Colorado on New Years Eve 2019/2020. It was an awesome time and we used the trip to see old friends, get outdoors, and just have a great time. Side note: This trip in December was also what partially inspired my “Dry January”. […]

  • Home Improvement Porch Project

    Home Improvement Porch Project

    Kat bought our house around the same time that I bought my condo in 2014, before we even met! It’s an amazing property on a large wooded lot with nice privacy and set back a bit from the street in a quiet neighborhood. The house had a great back deck with room for an outdoor […]