I have made 83 kiva loans in 72 countries and I’m not sure what to do next

A decade ago, I watched a ted talk about Kiva and made my first kiva loan.  The first few loans were kind of random but I eventually settled on the goal of giving a loan in every country.  Kiva officially works with lenders in 76 countries and I typically gave one loan per month, so …

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Two ways to make a pure CSS image carousel

Recently, I was doom-scrolling twitter when I came across a tweet that claimed that you can build an image carousel using just two lines of CSS.  I liked the tweet and then thought to myself “I can’t sleep, right now.  Why not try it out?” CSS Tip 💡 Create image Carousel using two lines of …

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Any suggestions for things to do in Rome, Venice, or Naples?

As I have mentioned previously, I am visiting Italy at the end of the month.  I am spending one night in Naples, eight nights in Rome, and three nights in Venice.  I am already hoping to see Pompeii, Herculaneum, Pisa, the Vatican, the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, etc.  Have any suggestions about things that I …

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Create an accordion without any CSS or JavaScript

Did you know that you can not only create an accordion without writing any CSS or JavaScript but it also works in all modern web browsers?  Using the details and summary elements, it is pretty easy, too. See the Pen Pure HTML Accordion by Joe Steinbring (@steinbring) on CodePen.   [ Cover photo by Charlie …

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Office Upgrades: I have a 3D printer

I have a 3D printer, now.  Back in 2017, I backed the Migo 3d printer on kickstarter.  In classic kickstarter fashion, it was supposed to ship in 2018 but didn’t ship until 2020.  Once it did ship, it didn’t include the correct power adapter and the thing wouldn’t work with my mac.  On top of …

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Office Upgrades: To battlestations!

Last week, I started going over upgrades that I made to the office.  This week, I figured that I would talk about upgrades to my main desk.  In November of 2020, I made some general quality of life improvements by replacing the keyboard with a Das Model S Professional Mechanical Keyboard, replacing the mouse with …

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Office Upgrades: Network Speeds Go Vroom!

In March 2020, (when the whole world went remote) I simply brought home my laptop from the office, set it up on my kitchen table, and figured that this can’t possibly last more than a few weeks.  By that fall, I figured that this might be a while and I started rebuilding my battlestation.  This …

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