August 24, 2018

Continuous Deployment of Jigsaw Blog to Digital Ocean Droplet Using Bitbucket Pipelines

Well, after my last post about updating my Jekyll blog, I got on a roll and went ahead and ported my blog over to Jigsaw. Like I mentioned in that post, I’ve enjoyed Jekyll, and I think it is a great blogging engine. But Jigsaw (and Laravel) has been a breath of fresh air, and something new to play with. Through this process, I tweaked the design again, but more importantly, I pieced together a...


August 14, 2018

New Blog Design

I've been tweaking my blog a lot lately, due to several factors. I've enjoyed using Jekyll for the past year (and Octopress, which is based on Jekyll, for years before that). However, I've recently discovered the incredibly satisfying Laravel framework, and the fine folks at Tighten have created a static site generator for Laravel called Jigsaw. A couple weeks ago I decided to give Jigsaw a...


November 28, 2017

Oliver Jeffers Book Signing

It's no secret that I love children's books. I can't recall a time when I've been to an author book signing event, and tonight we had the unique opportunity to see Oliver Jeffers. Over time we have checked out many of his books from the library, and one of his titles, A Child of Books, made it onto my books website (linked above) as a favorite. We decided that this would be a fun experience for...


July 24, 2017

Panic Shouldn't Do Upgrade Pricing

Earlier today, Dan Counsell wrote: The main reason Panic went with no upgrade pricing is because the Mac App Store still has no way of doing paid upgrades. If the Mac App Store didn’t exist then I’m 100% sure they would have offered upgrades. I believe Panic plan to launch Transmit 5 on the MAS at a later date, so not having to deal with upgrades gets rid of this one major headache....


July 15, 2017

Owen's Super PID

Our son Owen has a blood disorder called thalassemia. One thing this means is that he must be on a chelator drug to help his body get rid of iron. He is on Desferal, which is administered via a subcutaneous injection pump. My wife is active on several thalassemia Facebook groups, and there is much discussion regarding Desferal pumps. We quickly came to understand that if our home health services...


June 8, 2017

Side Project - Kids Books

Having two kids, ages 6 and 2, I've made regular visits to the library in the past couple of years. I like to track certain things in my life. Not to a crazy extent, but I guess I just like data. As we've read through piles of children's books, I've thought it would be neat to track which books we read and when, and even possible "rank" them in a way. Well, I've finally turned this into a little...