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  • Apple Shortcut to upload photos to WordPress Media Library

    UPDATE 11 Feb 2023: Good news! I refactored this to work with the Share Sheet and to prompt you for credentials and a media endpoint on the initial setup. Here is the new link: Here is how easy it is to use on macOS. And here is how easy it is to use on […]

  • Building a swing set with A-frame brackets

    We just built my son a swing set using Eastern Jungle Gym’s A-frame brackets. When I started out, I couldn’t find a guide that laid out everything I needed to buy, how to put it together, and what kind of footprint the finished product would have. So I decided to put one together. Finished Dimensions […]


  • How to create Vera Molnar’s Structure de Quadrilatères in p5.js

    When trying to learn how to create art, it is helpful to study and copy works of the masters. Painters call this exercise the master study. This exercise is also helpful in generative art! This tutorial is a master study of one of Vera Molnar’s Structure de Quadrilatères using p5.js: A couple things to keep […]

  • Week of September 18, 2023

    This was not our week. We ended a long, challenging weekend of potty training on a high note and felt pretty confident about Charlie telling us when he needed to go to the bathroom and holding it until we got there. Then we hit a wall because Charlie refused to use the potty at daycare. […]

  • Week of September 11, 2023

    Wildlife relocation count: Three groundhogs, two skunks. One groundhog eludes us. We had a nice Friday night. We went to the local used book store and Charlie showed some real interest in browsing for books there. Then we ate outside at the new Gaucho’s Steakhouse, which was pretty good. N. Division St gets closed off […]

  • Week of September 4, 2023

    New app I’m enjoying:, an inbox for all of your messaging apps. Been using it all week and am not looking back. This week I kicked some home projects I’ve been neglecting into high gear. Next up on the agenda: Charlie updates: I didn’t take many photos this week. I was busy at work […]

  • Week of August 28, 2023

    As mentioned at the end of the last post, we spent the week in Cape Cod for an end-of-summer getaway. We had a great time. The summer season was winding down, so the Cape wasn’t very busy, but almost everything was still open. We went once a couple years ago in late autumn and found […]

  • Week of August 21, 2023

    One cool thing that happened this week is one of my photos was selected to be in a special gallery at WordCamp US! I didn’t go this year, but some friends sent me photos. My photo is the one of the sheep, which I took in 2018. It was used in as a sign for […]

  • On Broken Link Checkers

    I’ve been working with and thinking about broken link checkers a lot lately. Here are some thoughts on what features link checkers should have, open questions, and what to do with broken links once you find them. Features that should be standard, but aren’t Open questions What to do with the broken links once you […]

  • Week of August 14, 2023

    We took Charlie out in the guideboat on Lake Sebago in Harriman State Park for the first time on Saturday and he had a blast. We did, too. Charlie loved rowing, did pretty well in the boat, was excited about his lifejacket, and was excited to catch a fish. I think we’ll be spending a […]

  • Week of August 7, 2023

    Hi there! 👋 I took a bit of a summer break from blogging this past month. Here are some of the highlights: A mishmash gallery from the last month: 2 years is a magical age. Their language skills and communication ability increases exponentially around 2 and it is so fun to watch. Charlie has been […]

  • Week of July 10, 2023

    The past week has been very rainy, with rain on 6 out of 7 days.

  • Weeks of June 26 and July 3, 2023

    We are entering my least favorite part of the year: The hot, humid season. I can deal with dry heat, but the 85+ % humidity we’ve been having just zaps my energy. The plants love it, though. Unfortunately so do the bugs. We finally had to put the air conditioners in when more smoke rolled […]

  • Week of June 19, 2023

    This week flew by. Last Sunday after my weekly post, getting pizza at Hudson & Packard didn’t happen. After an hour drive with a toddler who didn’t want to be in his carseat, they were sold out. We’ll try again in the future. We did have dinner somewhere else in Poughkeepsie, then got ice cream […]

  • Week of June 12, 2023

    Happy Father’s Day! I’m feeling extra thankful for our little family today. It has been a tough week with Charlie being home from daycare most of the week while we both had to work (all three of us were frustrated and no one had a good time or got enough work/play in), but it has […]

  • Week of June 5, 2023

    The weather this week was weird. We had a hail storm on Tuesday, then smokey, hazy orange skies on Wednesday and Thursday as smoke from the Canadian wildfires moved in. I didn’t take photos of the smoke, but you probably saw them on the news. Thursday night Charlie refused to go to bed without Bunny, […]

  • Weekly Veggie CSA Ideas Posts

    Back in 2017 and 2018 I wrote about how I planned to use the veggies in our weekly CSA. Writing these weekly posts helped me come up with dinner plans and helped me get out of ruts of repeatedly making the same things, so I’m doing it again this year. You can follow along over […]

  • Weeks of May 22 & 29, 2023

    I prioritized spending time with family and friends last weekend, so I am doing a combined post this week. My parents came to visit over Memorial Day weekend, and it was great to spend time with them. The weather was beautiful and we spent a lot of time outside. We got the tomatoes and tomatillos […]

  • Week of May 15, 2023

    This felt like a pretty long week, though it is the same length as all the others. Amanda was out of town for a few days and Charlie got sick while she was gone, so I needed to take off work a couple days to take him to the doctor and care for him. Poor […]

  • Week of May 8, 2023

    Tuesday we were up and out early because Amanda had to go their NYC office, so Charlie and I ate breakfast outside and watched the trains, walked by the waterfront, and played at the playground before daycare. That was nice. Saturday morning we did the same thing as a family, and that was great too. […]

  • Weeks of April 17-May 1

    I haven’t posted in a couple weeks. We were getting ready for a trip and then on said trip. We are home now and I’m back to my regularly scheduled blogging. We spent a week in California. This was Charlie’s first plane ride and he was a champ. No crying, took a decent nap on […]

  • Week of April 10, 2023

    Within the span of a week, the trees went from having no leaves to the majority having leaves! Things are looking pretty green. We’ve been spending a lot of time outside this week. Walks in the woods, swinging, climbing, lunches and dinners on the deck, watching the excavator and dump truck working across the street, […]

  • Week of April 3, 2023

    On Friday I built Charlie a climbing wall on one side of his swing set. He took to it immediately and surprised us with how well he climbs. I made the holds a little far apart for his feet, so we help him with his foot placement right now, but he does most of the […]