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2024-05-15: Xcode How To: Naming Your Tests I noticed something that might be of interest to y’all. At one point I asked my team if the …

2024-05-15: Xcode How To: Run Tests Without Running All Tests TIL: if you are running the same test case over and over you can mash ⌃⌥⌘G and Xcode will rerun the …

2024-05-01: Made a kind of chow fun the other day. Recipe was very easy to follow but I used a different soy …

2024-04-22: Option clicking a window... Causes the window you’re focused on prior to the click event to hide. I was trying to remember …

2024-04-12: How to fix WatchKit app WeatherKit issues I made an iOS app that used WeatherKit. Everything was working as expected and recently I wanted to …

2024-04-12: Xcode How To: Edit all instances of a word in a file with a keyboard shortcut Menu: Editor -> Edit All In Scope (also shows key binding) Keyboard Shortcut: Control-Command-E I …

2024-04-09: Partial Solar Eclipse 2024 I live in South Carolina so I wasn’t in the path of totality, but I still wanted to see the …

2024-04-09: It's a curse to know how to make software Over dramatic title, but there is some truth to it. As a software developer I know how to make …

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2024-04-01: Driving across time zones can get weird.

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2024-03-26: Swamps are pretty awesome There are a lot of swamp haters out there. I was one of them before I moved to South Carolina. After …

2024-03-19: Recent trip to Magnolia Plantation and Gardens Some azaleas, tulips, and wisteria from a recent trip to Magnolia Plantation and Gardens. The …

2024-03-19: Some sort of hawk at Middleton Place These are from a little over a month ago, but I was able to sit here and film this bird for over 2 …

2024-03-19: I got my bill for another year of Micro.blog and I remembered, “oh yeah, I should probably …

2024-02-05: I can't believe I live somewhere where flowers are blooming in February. Pictured is a Common Camelia. Could be an informal double, but I’m unsure.

2024-01-02: How to fix zsh completions I was trying to add some zsh completions and I couldn’t figure out why they weren’t …

2023-10-26: Back to the beach. My family and I recently took a trip to Missouri after having moved to South Carolina about six …

2023-10-06: A userscript to add links to headers in articles I read a lot of things on the internet and sometimes I want to save my position for later. Many …

2023-09-19: How to use git to revert changes to individual files or foldersvidual This is something I need to do often and often forget how to do it. tl;dr: git checkout main …

2023-08-30: A nice day at the beach last weekend. We haven’t been able to go to the beach for nearly the last two months so this was a wonderful …

2023-08-15: Interesting storm clouds over my apartment.

2023-08-15: Little lake next to my apartment.

2023-06-20: Some more shots of the Angel Oak.

2023-06-20: Tíos holding me as a baby. My tío David (RIP) and my tío Jesse holding me when I was a baby. Taken sometime in 1993. My grandma …

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2023-06-20: Angel Oak, South Carolina. From Wikipedia on the Angel Oak: Angel Oak is a Southern live oak located in Angel Oak Park on …

2023-06-12: Vegan Mexican fried tacos

2023-06-07: It’s a rainy, sunny day in Charleston.

2023-06-05: Sichuan restaurant with many vegan options in Charleston, South Carolina Last weekend we went to a Sichuan Chinese restaurant called Kwei Fei in Charleston, SC that had some …

2023-06-04: This was not my favorite beach.

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2023-05-15: Had a great Mother’s Day yesterday.

2023-05-15: Some delicious food we had for brunch yesterday at Bangin' Vegan Eats and dessert from Lil' Sprouts.

2023-04-23: Kayaking on Abbapoola Creek in South Carolina.

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2023-04-19: Last time at Red Orchids China Bistro I moved to Charleston, South Carolina recently and we found a Chinese restaurant that had vegan …

2023-04-19: macOS Meets Van Gogh by BasicAppleGuy Wow, these are really cool. Well done @basicappleguy macOS Meets Van Gogh: Four of my favourite OS …

2023-04-18: UI Bug with Xcode's invisible characters in documentation comments Feedback number: FB12128126 I like to display invisible characters in my text editors/IDEs because I …

2023-04-14: Alligators in Charleston There are lakes surrounding my apartment and in one of them was an alligator.

2023-04-03: Xcode Show modified files only in navigator Amazing tip from Jesse Squires! …you can filter the files in the sidebar to show only ones that …

2023-03-29: How to generate header for swift files in Xcode I have to look this tweet up every time so I decided to capture it in a blog post. It’s ^⌘↑ and ^⌘↓ …

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2023-03-22: Collapse all Xcode navigator items Say you have a bunch of open groups or you’ve performed a search and you want to see all the …

2023-03-22: How to type macOS keyboard modifier characters Link to stack overflow answer Use the emoji picker using the function key (🌐) and search for these …

2023-03-21: How to list installed apps on a iOS simulator This lists apps from a named simulator, converts to json, then finds non-apple apps. xcrun simctl …

2023-03-13: Before I left Missouri I stopped at my in-laws and noticed that their flowers were blooming so …

2023-03-05: The flowers are coming. Shame I won’t see them when they’re in full bloom. I also realized the thing …

2023-02-26: Apparently chives will grow back after seemingly dying during the start of winter.

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2023-02-23: Tulip and a daffodil peeking through.

2023-02-17: My wife ordered vegan croissants online and they were amazing. This is a strawberry cheesecake croissant. And here is a shot of the inside. She ordered them from …

2023-02-09: The tulips are awakening.

2023-01-26: Some photos from my recent trip to San Francisco, California I took a lot more photos but here are some that I liked. 535 Mission Street where the Zillow office …

2023-01-25: How to set iTerm2 window and tab bar to show current path I tend not to use tabs and instead have a bunch of windows so I originally wanted to know how I …

2023-01-16: Pretty little starling.

2023-01-16: Made it to Coit Tower. 300ft elevation of stairs is surprisingly exhausting.

2023-01-16: Temporary nice day in SF.

2023-01-06: How to see git authors per line in Xcode In my previous life I used a tool with VSCode called GitLens. What it does is show you what the last …

2023-01-05: How to mark all messages as unread on Slack for Mac. I am part of a ton of channels at work and sometimes I need to check them and sometimes I …

2023-01-05: Made some tasty nachos the other day. You can’t really tell, but this was half a sheet pan of …

2023-01-05: I don’t like to complain on the internet, but I find it interesting that UPS delivered my multi …

2022-12-24: My wife made me a delicious vegan chocolate cake today. 🥳

2022-12-20: I released my app! Just over a week ago today, I released my first app to the iOS App Store. If you’re really …

2022-11-28: I'm working on an iOS app I’m working on an iOS app and I’m getting so close to releasing the 1.0. I was looking at App Store …

2022-11-21: First day of the fall feast. I love eating this food so much. Tried crockpot mashed potatoes today …

2022-11-04: 👨‍👩‍👧 + 👶🏽 = 👨‍👨‍👧‍👧

2022-11-02: Pushing my daughter in her car around the neighborhood.

2022-11-02: Picture from my garage this morning. The sky was particularly pretty.

2022-11-02: Vegan buffalo chicken wrap with homemade ranch. I’ll share the recipe if anyone is interested. …

2022-10-22: The sun says hello.

2022-10-22: Purple beautyberry (Callicarpa dichotoma)

2022-10-22: Went to a park with a prairie this morning. Amazing to think that this used to be what much of the …

2022-10-13: Vulture against the blue sky. Taken at 12 pm CT in Eastern Missouri, USA. I took this while taking my daily walk around our …

2022-10-06: What called are you named? It seems in the UK (and perhaps other UK influenced places) they say “a person called …

2022-10-05: A word that doesn't exist and yet it does. I’ll make it easy on you, this is the word: smalm I was playing Wordle with my brother and …

2022-10-04: It’s chrysanthemum season! Shot with my iPhone 14 Pro Max’s 48 megapixel camera. Curious how this …

2022-09-15: HTMLInputElement type number fun fact I am a web developer by day and was working on a feature that was supposed to create an input field …

2022-09-11: Burrito with refried pinto beans, Mexican rice, roasted potatoes, grilled on a comal, smothered in …

2022-09-07: Some sort of gray tree frog was on my patio umbrella. 🐸 ☂

2022-08-21: Another burger. This time half beyond meat, half impossible, field roast chao cheese, pretzilla bun, …

2022-08-20: Wow I really like this idea. Sharing code in SwiftUI has always felt weird to me. Sharing code in …

2022-08-02: Friday trip to Bombay Food Junkies I got off a little early this past Friday and we decided to take a trip to Bombay Food Junkies. …

2022-08-01: Finally made my own salsa verde. For about $7 I made 32 oz of salsa. Comparing this to the 16 oz …

2022-07-30: I was listening to the FunFact (@funfactfm) podcast recently and they mentioned this website. I …

2022-07-29: Lentil chili with cashew sour cream. Delicious bowl of lentil chili that my wife made. She also made cashew sour cream and cornbread to …

2022-07-27: How to show/hide desktop icons on macOS I often want to do this while doing a demo or filming my screen so I’m writing this down so I …

2022-07-26: Don't delete your analytics if you want to see analytics. I’m so curious about who views my site (as some may have noticed from previous posts) I was …

2022-07-25: Trip to the local Thai restaurant. Pictured are spring rolls, yellow curry with tofu, and pad thai with tofu. All delicious, all vegan. …

2022-07-25: A little breakfast for dinner that my wife prepared last night. Homemade biscuits, vegan sausage …

2022-07-24: TIL: On macOS you can click ⌘F and trigger the search in Maps and other apps. 🤦🏽‍♂️

2022-07-16: What cable does the iPad Pro use again? 🤪 I’m working on an iOS app. Looks decent on my phone, but I’d like to check it out on my …

2022-07-16: This is the meat lovers with cashew cheese from Pizza Head and while it may not look creamy and …

2022-07-16: The most responses I’ve had to a tweet was a picture of a beyond burger. Good thing I’ve got another …

2022-07-14: Beyond burger with pretzel bun and homemade pickles.

2022-07-14: I will never tire of this comic.

2022-07-14: I am really a big fan of this Apple keyboard. The wireless one that charges with lightning. I am …

2022-07-13: This is how everyone pours a glass of water right? Right?

2022-07-13: We’ve made it to level 3.

2022-07-13: Just purchased AirBuddy and xScope. What a day!

2022-07-13: My wife made this last night and it was amazing. Lemon Kale Risotto. (She also doubled the …

2022-07-13: Frying potato tacos. Started with enchilada mix of corn, onion, garlic, zucchini, and salsa verde …

2022-07-12: Link to PetaPixel - Comparing Webb's First Photos to what Hubble Saw Following up on my post of the Carina Nebula from earlier, here’s a link from PetaPixel …

2022-07-12: Who are you and what are you doing here? I added analytics (https://www.goatcounter.com) to my website so I can see people are seeing it but …

2022-07-12: Enchiladas verdes con arroz y frijoles.

2022-07-12: My dog, named Wednesday, sitting up in a car seat while resting her head against the back.

2022-07-12: First images from James Webb Space Telescope Link to full res

2022-07-12: Some colorful lines from a child’s toy.

2022-07-10: Great post by @basicappleguy.com. I really need to evaluate my own subs again. I did it recently, …

2022-07-09: Drafts custom action to create new draft in current workspace with keyboard shortcut I made a Drafts custom action that looks at the current workspace, grabs the tags, and applies them …

2022-07-08: Cut wheat, corn field, sky. Driving down the highway in rural Missouri can lead to some pretty …

2022-07-07: Add a dark (or light) theme to your website using prefers-color-scheme This is one way to add a dark or light theme to your website. I use Micro.blog for my website, but …

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2022-07-06: 8pm is much too late to ring someone’s doorbell asking for them to vote for you. It’s much to late …

2022-06-22: Stop suggesting I upgrade to macOS Monterey on a computer that isn't allowed to update to macOS Monterey! It’s just kinda rude.

2022-06-20: Got to see my brother from Colorado today. Also my brother who lives in the same city.

2022-06-16: It’s kind of odd that we call some plants weeds and some not. If you’re planting a plant and …

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2022-06-06: Site Analytics with GoatCounter I haven’t been blogging for very long, but I was very curious about who (if anyone) might be …

2022-06-06: WWDC 2022 Just finished the WWDC 2022 keynote a little while ago and I’m super pumped. From WatchOS 9 to …

2022-06-02: Google Chrome considered harmful I rarely use Chrome, but when I do I think that “Hold ⌘Q to Quit” is dangerous and …

2022-06-01: Apple Mail junk mail notifications I don’t know why this happens, but I use Apple Mail on my phone and computer and for some …

2022-05-28: We went to Mellow Mushroom for the first time the other day with my in-laws (who are not vegan) and …

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2022-04-21: Xcode GPG not found issue If you use GPG and Xcode you may have run into this error. From what I can tell if doesn’t …

2022-04-20: Jamiroquai/Bee Gees Mashup I am a big fan of Jamiroquai and the Bee Gees and this mashup is just amazing. Looks like I’m …

2022-04-18: How to fix "waiting for other installations to complete" I was trying to install an app (MS Teams) but was seeing a strange message from the installer: …

2022-04-08: TIL: Xcode has the ability to split editors vertically I have used VSCode for much of my career (for historical .NETy reasons) and really like its ability …

2022-03-19: I often use Siri to add things to a shopping list. And for some godforsaken reason it believes that …

2022-03-18: Here’s another image Duolingo sent me for completing a 365 day streak.

2022-03-18: 365 days is the longest and most consistently I’ve ever practiced Spanish. I’ve missed about a month …

2022-03-18: MarsEdit Download Preview Template Feature I use an app called MarsEdit to author my blog posts. I really like it and I recommend anyone using …

2022-03-18: Universal Control on macOS and iPadOS I’ve been using Universal Control since yesterday afternoon and I really love it. It’s …

2022-03-15: Today I learned that March 14 is both pi day and Saint Louis, Missouri day (because 314 is the area …

2022-03-14: Zombie baby My daughter has decided she likes sleeping on her belly and it’s very cute. When she wakes up in the …

2022-03-12: Primitive Technology re-emerges. So happy to see Primitive Technology back on YouTube. It’s been over two years since we last saw him …

2022-03-12: Being a dad. My daughter refuses to take a nap but is extremely crabby and exhausted. She’s …

2022-03-09: Are not enough people dying from COVID? kottke.org When I read things like this it boggles the mind that it isn’t taken more …

2022-03-07: Tacos con arroz y frijoles refritos

2022-03-07: Our dog named Wednesday. Isn’t she lovely?

2022-03-07: My wife really makes a delicious sourdough. This was made from our sourdough starter, Constance. …

2022-03-06: I really appreciate the utility that Casey @liss showcased the other day. The one where you put …

2022-03-06: Yesterday was a good day Had a really fun day with the family yesterday. Went to a maple syrup festival and learned about how …

2022-03-04: How to make BBEdit show hidden files I use BBEdit to write code and often have hidden files (files starting with a period) that I want to …

2022-02-09: Shortcut to open Halide when opening Camera I had no idea you could do this. Hoping it’s a little quicker when iOS 15.4 comes out. video on …

2022-02-02: The hard work of my wife paid off. After making a sour dough starter from scratch, a little trial …

2022-02-02: Today I learned that my dad plays Wordle. I just assumed this was only big amongst the nerdy (❤️) …

2022-01-30: Breakfast and lunch are done. Dinner is on its way. (Lunch is the pasta I made yesterday)

2022-01-30: Cooking as a vegan is food safer. 🌱 Listening to an ATP episode from a couple years ago (because I’m currently listening to them all in …

2022-01-30: My wife’s sourdough starter. Her name is Constance. I know, I know. Bread is so 2020, but we got a …

2022-01-30: Seriously, grind your own peppercorns. You’ll thank me. I cook a lot and I always see “fresh black pepper” as an ingredient and I go and grab my pre ground …

2022-01-29: Made some delicious (vegan) meaty pasta. 🍝

2022-01-29: If you like hip hop, @leemlizzy has some great music on Apple Music. I stumbled upon him on …

2022-01-29: I find I’m way more chill about people cutting me off if they wave and acknowledge it. I wonder if …

2022-01-28: Letterman is a creep and it’s not hard to find several very creepy instances. 🤢 daringfireball.net

2022-01-28: iCloud fears I’ve been nervous about this affecting me but so far so good. I will however be taking Jesse’s …

2022-01-28: Here we go yo, so what, so what’s the scenario? Great update from @rogueamoeba. They have seriously the best audio tools. I currently only own …

2022-01-28: I don’t know why I’ve never thought to do something like this. It looks so good. I really need to …

2022-01-26: Just started writing a post from @overcast.fm and noticed this weirdness. Almost thought I wasn’t …

2022-01-26: MarsEdit and Micro.blog Just listened to the Microcast from @manton and it’s talking about MarsEdit by @danielpunkass how …

2022-01-24: I am speechless. Great rendition of the time loop paradox. It’s so amazing when you watch something …

2022-01-24: Wow, this was so good. Hard to believe it was all shot on an iPhone. The Comeback

2022-01-24: Excellent piece on diff exit codes by @drdrang@mastodon.cloud leancrew.com

2022-01-24: Love this food!

2022-01-21: Please give us usb-c on iPhone Apple! I was unsure if I really needed usb-c on my phone, but after using my wife’s iPad Pro more I’m …

2022-01-21: Messages needs mark as unread. Maybe. Mark as unread would be amazing, but this is why I enable message previews. I can read most of the …

2022-01-20: Great little history on what and why the filibuster exists. What the filibuster is and why it’s …

2022-01-20: Success! Air fryer rolled tacos! Took me a couple days of trial and error (and tostadas), but we did …

2022-01-19: Might as well post breakfast too. I make this burrito most days.

2022-01-19: tomato potato cauliflower pea and lentil curry for lunch Aloo gobi mattar dal tamatar subzi. Potato, cauliflower, pea, lentil, and tomato curry. Adapted from …

2022-01-19: tostadas for dinner Tostadas con frijoles y arroz Mexicano. I intended to make rolled tacos but made my beans too runny …

2022-01-18: What goes into making an OS to be Unix compliant certified? by Terry Lambert I read his post on NetNewsWire and didn’t realize he actually did link the post but I already typed …

2022-01-17: Yes, cryptocurrencies and NFTs are indeed a scam. www.jessesquires.com

2022-01-17: Really cool stop motion video of a milk crate being made I caught this on the Tom Scott newsletter, but for anyone who hasn’t seen this it’s very …

2022-01-15: What if we were using Mac OS 9 in 2021? Really cool video from Michael Feeney exploring what it would be like to use the technology of today …

2022-01-14: I find this absolutely hilarious. DRM is restricting the DRM creators. mjtsai.com

2022-01-13: KFC plant based chicken nuggets are meh Tried the new Beyond Meat chicken nuggets from KFC because why not. Great breading, but …

2022-01-09: Ticket to Ride Local multiplayer with DLC maps ** tl;dr you choose the map on your phone, not on the game console. ** I purchased Ticket to Ride on …

2022-01-09: Small accomplishment, but I’m happy with it. ¡Pero hay más que aprender!

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2022-01-04: Can’t wait to set this up! Really looking forward to having more photos on my photo page. …

2022-01-03: Why does Xcode 13 not include an Info.plist for SwiftUI projects? I keep forgetting about this so maybe this will keep it in my mind. Xcode 13 Missing Info.plist Most …

2022-01-02: Being a parent Now that my daughter is six months old I feel like I have a better grasp on what being a parent is …

2022-01-02: Vegan New York-style meat lovers pizza from Pizza Head in St. Louis, Missouri. This one is made with …

2022-01-02: My in-laws got a board game called Ticket to Ride for Christmas and it’s really fun and pretty …

2022-01-01: The New Year is cool and all... But someone is blowing some sort of kazoo type thing outside and boy is it loud. 🥳👀

2021-12-30: This is her go to spot in my office.

2021-12-30: Wow, Alexa. Suggesting electrocution as a challege for a child. onefoottsunami.com

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2021-12-20: My dad tried vegan meat and he liked it. Spent the weekend down at my dad’s house. It was really nice to be out there and have them visit my …

2021-12-14: How to pronounce my surname [kat͡ʂˈmarɛk]

2021-12-08: I think this was a great explanation from kurzgesagt. Wish more people understood this. …

2021-12-02: Is meat really that bad? youtube.com/watch

2021-11-28: Pie pumpkins My wife has been making pumpkin pies lately from the little pie pumpkins you get at the grocery …

2021-11-11: Really cool video about Pando from It's Okay to be Smart https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TJuVm5p4TI0

2021-11-01: My wife made brownies. Last week. My wife made the most delicious brownies last weekend. It was our first time making brownies from …

2021-11-01: Went for a bike ride with my father in law this weekend. Saw this pretty tree. I’m so fortunate that …

2021-10-31: Forgot to buy candy. Happy Halloween. 🎃

2021-10-09: 3 yr old: it’s kinda like a taco hat.

2021-10-06: Potato wedge salad with tempeh bacon

2021-10-04: Early morning shot from my new house. The sun was so intense. It created such a beautiful glow on …

2021-10-02: The burrito

2021-10-02: Another day, another burrito 🌯

2021-09-19: More places you can debug with a REPL Debugging by starting a REPL at a breakpoint is fun This was a really interesting read about …

2021-09-17: He walked to the edge of the porch and stretched himself out just enough to stay in the shade.

2021-09-17: Imposible is now selling tubes of vegan sausage so we made biscuits and gravy. It was amazing! Not …

2021-09-17: Wednesday hanging outside, sniffing.

2021-09-10: Good morning to you too half pizza on the ground.

2021-08-26: Hans Holbein the Younger I was on a bit of a Wikipedia spiral (I do this often) and wanted to share something I found. It’s a …

2021-08-20: I heard the other dumpster had 14. I wonder what makes one want to go off on their own.

2021-08-16: I saw this in the Tom Scott newsletter. Captivating. youtu.be/n0zqQxz4D…

2021-08-15: I got the raccoons out. Spent like ten minutes watching two of them try to scale the edges of the …

2021-08-15: Raccoons in a dumpster

2021-08-13: I just learned that my dog has a belly button. Well, all dogs do, but mine does too.

2021-08-13: Bit late, but I really don’t understand all the hate for the Apple TV 4 remote. The one with the …

2021-08-12: Never smell an infant's hand I was discussing with my wife whether we should bathe our baby last night. I did a quick smell test …

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2021-07-10: This tastes exactly like a green skittle.

2021-07-09: Turns out cherries are a million times easier to pit when you slice them in half as opposed to …

2021-07-09: My dog, Wednesday, laying on a couch on her side showing how long her legs are.

2021-07-07: Jumping from 25000 feet without a parachute. I’ve watched this video and seen this headline a couple …

2021-07-06: Super interesting look into how and why cultures perceive emoji (and other things) differently. The …

2021-06-25: My first child was born today. I cannot overstate my excitement. Baby is doing well and so is mama. …

2021-05-28: I really love reading these posts about emoji and Unicode. jenniferdaniel.substack.com

2021-05-14: Pressing flesh against flesh 🤝 - Did Someone Say Emoji?

2021-05-01: Amazing! dronedj.com

2021-04-11: Went hunting for mushrooms today. We found four big morels. My wife fried them and they were …

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2021-04-09: Survive Icarus https://surviveicarus.com  Looks like an interesting game. Can’t wait to try it out.

2021-03-07: Thinking back to a beautiful Ohio day I really enjoyed how this photo came out. My wife and I were …

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2021-02-12: Every Programmer Is Not A Terminal User I’m always surprised that every programmer isn’t a skilled terminal user. Perhaps it’s because I got …

2021-02-10: My wife’s stomach just kicked me.

2021-02-09: A tale of perseverance.

2021-02-09: Hard to argue this. RE: imposter syndrome

2021-02-09: If this doesn’t make you feel small, then I don’t know what will. 10 terapixel image of the night …

2021-02-06: Working with my brother on his website I’ve been working with my brother on his photography website for a few years and it’s changed a lot …

2021-01-31: Introduction Hi, I’m Nick. I’m a software engineer living in Saint Louis, Missouri. I’ve been working in the web …