The Best Sections of the Pacific Crest Trail

The best sections of the PCT

How Do I View My Posts By Hashtag on Twitter?

I've always thought that it would be extremely useful if I could just view all of my tweets based on whatever hashtags I would like to see...

Chain Lakes in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness

The Chain Lakes have always been on my radar. We finally made it, on a hot and smoky weekend in late August. It was as beautiful as I imagined.

Inserting a PSD into another PSD File

Using the 'Place Linked' feature in Photoshop helps me work faster, which gives me more time to make my work better.

Too Much Good Stuff

If you're exhausted and happy, you're doing something right.

Mountain Bikes Should Not Be Allowed in Wilderness. Let's Find a Solution

I love the outdoors -- I thoroughly enjoy cycling, mountain biking, hiking, and any other excuse for getting outside and wearing myself out...

South Ridge San Jacinto

Being a parent who loves to get out on outdoor adventures can be challenging. While we've successfully taken our little one on numerous backpacking trips and hikes, it's often...

More Energy and Less Stress: Back to Biphasic Sleeping

Every eight to twelve months I start thinking about biphasic sleeping. For those unaware, biphasic sleeping is basically going from one main sleep period, to two...


Ctitch has been a long-running personal project of mine that has really become the management system for my personal life and for my various freelance and personal projects...

An RSS Reader With Filters

Applying filters to my RSS aggregator to only show exactly what I want.

Thoughts on the Pomodoro Technique and Perhaps a Better Way

I've used the Pomodoro Technique on-and-off for probably about a year. There are definitely aspects that I like about it, but I think I've come to the conclusion that it's not the right answer to my productivity issues...

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.

On-Page SEO Checklist

A simple checklist of items to ensure proper on-page SEO

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.