July 3, 2022

I Bought a Happy Hacking Keyboard

7 minute read

A few months ago, a coworker (unwittingly) sent me down a keyboard-enthusiast rabbit-hole. My frenetic journey culminated in purchasing the Happy Hacking Keyboard Professional Hybrid Type-S, the fanciest model in the Happy Hacking Keyboard (“HHKB”) family of keyboards. I though I’d share my thoughts and impressions with you, in case you’re curious and want to learn more. My Rating of the HHKB You can click on the categories in the table below to jump to the relevant section in this post. ...

June 27, 2021

I Got an Instant Pot

3 minute read

I Got an Instant Pot Last year, I picked up an Instant Pot multi cooker, thinking it would simplify cooking dinner on weeknights. Now that I’ve owned and used it for about 9 months, I’d like to share what I like about it, and what I don’t. For the record, I’m using the basic Instant Pot Duo 6-quart model. Capabilities I Use The Instant Pot is sort of like a Dutch Oven — it’s a thick-bottomed steel pot that can sauté, steam, and pressure cook food. ...

January 18, 2021

Turning Over a New Writing Leaf

6 minute read

Have you ever known that you wanted to write about something, but weren’t sure where to start? I’ve often experienced that when writing for this very blog. I’ll have a topic like programming or cooking that I want to share a thought about, and get stuck… starting. That’s one of the reasons I haven’t been blogging as often as I’d have liked to. In order to tackle this “writer’s block”, I’m going to try changing my blogging approach in three related ways: setting explicit writing goals, taking notes towards those ends, and not rushing the writing process. ...

January 1, 2021

Saving TiddlyWiki Documents

3 minute read

Using a TiddlyWiki is a tale of two cities: Each TiddlyWiki document is a single HTML file that contains 100% of its own source code and data and is compatible with all modern browsers (and operating systems). Therefore, opening and reading a TiddlyWiki couldn’t be simpler. On the other hand, editing TiddlyWiki is a bit messy if done without a plugin. With a plugin, editing and saving a TiddlyWiki happens “in-place”, the same as with a Microsoft Word document (or the like). ...

December 31, 2020

Interesting TiddlyWiki Apps

3 minute read

I continue to be fascinated by the world of TiddlyWiki, and have been trying to scratch an itch in my mind by learning more about it. One of the deeper aspects of TiddlyWiki, called out by its creator Jeremy Ruston (https://jermolene.com/), is that TiddlyWiki can be leveraged by non-software-developers to craft ad-hoc, well-tailored informational “apps”. This is very similar to how non-software-developers have used Microsoft Excel’s spreadsheet-scripting to do likewise in business, crafting custom programs to meet a need, without paying for software developers to get into the mix. ...

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