Back in December, I was talking about posting regularly on this blog but there hasn’t been any new posts since March. So, what happened? Back in April, I started looking at moving the blog over to Jekyll or Gatsby. After a few weekends of research, I decided that this was too complicated for a hobby …Continue reading "What happened, Joe?"
I am sitting here in the back of a coffee shop in December 2019, thinking about what I want out of 2020. In August, I turn 40 (which is slightly frightening). I want to move my career forward in 2020. I do not particularly know how to do that but by the time you read …Continue reading "2020 Time Capsule Post"
We apparently made it to the end of 2020. It was a hell of a year. On Thursday, my 2020 “time capsule” post should be auto-posting. This year, I set a goal of posting something coding related every week. In the end, I settled on a cadence of posting something related to web development every …Continue reading "Future plans for this blog"
The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a toll on both my physical and mental health. I don’t think that I am alone in that.Continue reading "Fitness in 2020"
Today is November 3 in the United States and that means that today is election day. I hope that you have voted by now but if you haven’t, you are going to need to know where to go. Vote.org has a very nice site for finding your polling place. Usa.gov has a perfectly usable one …Continue reading "Election Day in America"
Every now and then, I’ll get a question along the lines of “How do I get into computers? Is there somebody willing to train me?” That isn’t an easy question to this answer. A lot of people don’t seem to like this answer and some even consider it to be derogatory. No matter what profession …Continue reading "How to “get into computers”"
Back while I was working at Kohler, I got it into my head that I wanted to look getting my private pilot’s license. Here in Milwaukee, we have the benefit of having a great fixed base operator (Spring City Aviation) at a super convenient little airport (Timmerman Field). I checked their website and saw that …Continue reading "Thinking about working on my private pilot’s license"
Back in April, I talked about my 2020 goal to post more substantive, coding-related content on this blog. Since creating my blog nine years ago, I’ve written almost 930 posts. So far this year, I’ve written 65 posts with an average word count per post of 167. Compared to the five posts in 2016, and …Continue reading "My Blogging Goals"
Back in December, I set the goal to post more code to this blog. Four months in, I have posted something coding related every Thursday and something else every other Tuesday. The only exception was last week when I posted nothing at all. I just had nothing left in the tank (call it COVID brain, …Continue reading "My 2020 Blogging Goal Update"
This is going to be a pretty quick post. This blog was once hosted on a Linode VPS for $20/mo. After that, it was hosted on a DigitalOcean VPS for $5/mo. A few years ago, I then moved the blog to Google Cloud. So, how much has it cost per month? It is much more …Continue reading "How much does it cost to host this website?"