The toes of my shoes dragged hard against the gravel pavement as it streaked under me. I held my body stiff. My legs stretched out slightly behind me, my arms stretched tightly to the motorcycle’s license plate frame in front of me. The rear tire, sprocket, and chain spun dangerously below my chest.Continue reading “The Forever Mile”
A great way to learn programming is by typing someone else’s code. On this page you’ll make a simple abstract art piece by simply retyping this code. Along the way you’ll start to absorb some computer programming techniques. In the end you’ll create an art piece that’s fun to display and discuss.Continue reading “Learn Programming by Making Art”
Just the other day I was reading /r/zines on Reddit and there was a post about other zine authors who were complaining about how difficult it was to create their zines. I was surprised that authors would complain about this because I love making zines myself and why else would you make them?
Most of mine have been half letter size zines. Over the past few weeks I’ve been creating a smaller version for my latest issue of Splash of Code. This smaller size zine has been far more difficult to create and it takes forever to print, cut, and bind paper issues.Continue reading “Don’t Buy my Zine”
I often convert a few individual images into an animated GIF. It’s a simple one-liner with ImageMagick.
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I was trying to understand how long supervisord waits between retries. After a few internet searches I came up empty handed. I pitched the question to other developers at the place I work and none of them seemed to know the answer. I decided to take a few minutes to find out.
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This is my experimental cranberry juice wine recipe. It’s a work in progress that I’ve just started and it’s only my third home made wine.
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This is my Kombucha SCOBY recipe. It’s experimental and this is my first try making a SCOBY for Kombucha. The recipe is based on the information on the website The Kitchn but it’s altered based on the ingredients I was able to obtain at my local grocery store and my experience with wine making.
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This is an experimental apple juice wine recipe. It’s a work in progress that I’m about to start and it’s only my second homemade wine. I wanted to try apple juice because it appears to be the cheapest juice. I also wanted to try something with a little water added that’s a less thick wine and easier to top up when racking.
Continue reading “Thin Apple Juice Wine Recipe #002”
This is my experimental grape juice wine recipe. It’s a work in progress that I’ve just started and it’s my first home made wine. I based it on instructions I received at my brewery shop but modified slightly for ingredients that are available at my local grocery store.
Continue reading “Joel’s Spiked Grape Juice #001”
Lisinopril has been found to significantly reduce headache during clinical trials.
In 2017 I was prescribed Lisinopril because my blood pressure was slightly elevated. It was just barely outside of normal and could have been elevated just from being at the doctors office. Once I began taking Lisinopril I had a positive side-effect. My daily headaches and occasional migranes went away completely. High blood pressure is said to have no side effects, so reducing your blood pressure should not solve headache problems, but Lisinopril had accidentally helped me.
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