01 May 2020, 22:25

Farmers in a Pandemic

Came across this: Can Drupal Developers Come to the Aid of American Family Farmers?. The Drupal aspect might not be a necessary part of the equation, but it got me thinking.

17 Apr 2020, 14:32

Wanting to Help Salt Lake Businesses

In trying to think how I could spend open source Friday in a way that helps people affected by COVID-19, at first I looked for projects on GitHub directly related to the virus.

02 Mar 2020, 21:09

Radiation treatment

The first part of my treatment was six weeks of radiation. First, I was fitted for a mask, the job of which was to hold my head in precise position each time I received treatment. To create this mask, the technicians heated a piece of mesh plastic and then used an x-ray and lasers as guides as they pulled it to form over my face. It then cooled into a rigid shape suitable for keeping me in place, like so:

28 Feb 2020, 22:30

Going to try to do better at health updates

I’ve had quite a few people asking lately how I’m doing health-wise, so Laura suggested I write a post about it.

29 Nov 2017, 14:50

Error When Importing Into Discourse: 'Can't connect to MySQL server'

I’ve recently been migrating an existing bbPress forum to Discourse, and ran into some trouble. There are good instructions for this on the Discourse meta forum, but once I got to the step of actually running the import script, it would fail on me:

29 Nov 2017, 21:21

WPEngine MySQL Version

It’s easy enough to find the version of MySQL you’re using if you have command line access, but that’s not always the case.

15 Nov 2017, 11:44

How to Tidy Markdown Tables

This post describes an OS X solution to a problem I was having with my Markdown editor. If you’re a Mac user, you might find it helpful.

25 Oct 2017, 10:46

Don't say 'Better late than never' (unless you're convincing yourself to take action)

My birthday was a few weeks ago, and I got some thoughtful gifts in the mail. As I was making coffee this morning, I remembered that I still have several thank you cards to write, and I thought about my classic thank you note formula, which consists of the following three parts:

06 Nov 2015, 21:09

Post surgery updates are harder to type

Laura and I have felt so much love from you all in the past few weeks. I want to thank everyone again for your support.

25 Oct 2015, 18:19

Surgery day

Laura is planning to update this page with surgery progress throughout the day, for anyone who’s interested. Hopefully this will make keeping folks updated easier on her.