Self Taxing and the Society Investment Fund

My news feeds are inundated by news of Trump slashing government investment in numerous programs and organizations...

Using An RSS Reader to Find Me Freelance and Contract Jobs

Since this is my second time being a freelance/contract worker, it's my goal to eliminate, or at least reduce the impacts of the feast-famine cycle that seems to be pretty common in this world of being your own boss...


Furniture should play a larger role in homes. It has, for perhap's it's entire history, been relegated to filling space, utilized for creating places to sit, store things, to hold other pieces of furniture.

Joshua Tree

After our initial plans fell through, we found ourselves in Joshua Tree.

A February Backpack

Being from the northwest, a backpacking trip in February is a bit of a novelty. It can be done, but it takes quite a bit of luck for things to line up correctly, at least for a trip that isn't a complete sufferfest.

Education Must Become Technology-Based

Education is one of the most important features of a strong society, and can be easily argued that it is the most important aspect...

An Easy Android App GET and POST Content From URL Example

A bit of a tutorial on GET and POST within an Android App

Election 2016 in Graphs

I don't think there is anything really shocking or new with the graphs below, but it is always interesting to see our political views correlated with where we live, levels of education, and even things like obesity.

Pacifica Propaganda

With the recent election of Donald Trump, I decided to start my own country of Pacifica...

Reference a Variable Outside of a Handlebars Each Loop

Once within an Handlebars each loop, you can no longer just reference a variable that is outside the loop...

A Better Location for Portland's Public Market

Finding the perfect location for Portland's Public Market.

Simple Sticky Element

The user scrolls down the page and once the scrolling reaches the top of an element of my choosing, that element sticks to the top of the window, so it's always visible from that point on...

Chrome displays a different height than what Chrome says the height should be.

I was changing the height of an element, but no matter where I specified the height, it wasn't displaying what I was putting in

Lake Margaret Loop

Our beautiful loop trip to Lake Margaret in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness. The weather I would describe as "dynamic", with soaking rain showers, hail, sun breaks, and rainbows.

Pear Lake

It rained. Our goal was to do an out and back to Pear Lake -- a short nine mile or so trip. We made it out four miles the first day before we decided to set up the tent....

How to Make Bloated Software that Doesn't Suck

I like simplicity and ease of use, but I also like making software that accomplishes a lot. I think it's a challenge to add robustness without adding complication and negatively impacting ease of use...

Google Analytics Sucks

Yeah, it's a little blunt and harsh, but over the years I've been growing more and more disatisfied with the tool...

Jennie Lake Loop

A great trip through Jennie Lakes Wilderness with our 2.5 year old.

Hey San Diego: Utilize Your Waterfront Better!

San Diego has some of the best weather in the entire US, and being right on the coast, and a downtown that is adjacent to water, it has tremendous assets that other cities just can't match. It's interesting that until recently, downtown San Diego has done a pretty incredible job of cutting itself off from the amazing asset; it's waterfront...

The Little Man's First Backpacking Trip

The little man is nearly three, it's time to get him out on his first backpacking trip.