Customize your Mastodon Handle

Let’s say some narcissistic moron buys the social media company you use daily and decides that it would be better off with 100x the Nazis. You decide this isn’t for you, so you find yourself exploring the world of Mastodon...

I'm leaving Twitter

I joined Twitter in December 2008. I was at the beginning of my career and eager to see what the web design and development field was up to. I enjoyed the platform’s brevity and the immediate consumption of information it allowed...

Day of the Dead

We recently took a trip to Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, to witness the Day of the Dead celebrations. It shares similar timing with Halloween and folks down there celebrate both. There were many trick-or-treaters out and about, but the main attractions were the Catrinas, and folks down there celebrate both...

Pinched nerve

My creative drive is writing checks my body can’t cash. It has come to my attention that, as an Elder Millenial, I can’t combine new office equipment with increased hours working and expect to walk away unscathed. Multiplying the directional change in my gaze by the number of hours at my desk has resulted in a pi...

My new system

I’ve been starting my weekdays at 4:00 am for the last seven weeks. It’s dark, and the sound of silence is all around. I made the change to my morning routine “cold turkey” and haven’t missed a day. I am typically in bed before 9:00 pm and asleep shortly after. I’m shooting for seven hours of sleep a night, even ...

Snow!

This was the most overnight snow we’ve received since moving back to the northwest. We got enough that I broke out my old Armada JJs and made a few turns down the hill in front of our house.

And this storm didn’t take out a tree in the front yard. Success!

Please Vote

Are you registered to vote? We all need to do our part so we can get things turned around. Black lives matter. Masks work. Taking foreign aid to win an election is wrong. Walls don’t work. If we don’t get out there and vote in the coming weeks there might not be a “next time”. It’s that bad. We need to end the cr...

Quarantine shed project

Being stuck in our homes has resulted in less time in front of the computer and more time tinkering around the house. I can’t say I saw a global pandemic coming, but a year ago I started rebuilding a section of our yard in preparation for a shed. I guess now is as good a time as any to finish out the project.

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Deleting Facebook

I deleted Facebook for good a few weeks back. With the #DeleteFacebook hashtag trending and looming figures like Woz deciding to leave I figured I’d add my two cents.

Leaving Facebook is a two part story.

For years I have been absent from Facebook. I truly mean I didn’t get on. I used to only get ...

Completing our move to Seattle

We started our move to Seattle from Salt Lake City in November of 2015 and are now days away from completing that journey as we move into our new-to-us house. The Seattle housing market is insane and we knew we were going to get killed. Moving here 10 years ago would have been a smarter idea.

We rented an...