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Walnut Creek Log Pile August 2018

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  • Adopt Pets Chrome Extension

    I created a Chrome Extension that changes the default new tab in Chrome to populate it with a list of adoptable pets near you and a Google search bar. If you are using Chrome, you can preview it using the link below.

    It utilizes Cloudflare’s workers to authorize, cache, and trim down the API responses from Petfinder.

  • rr: Mattress.bid

    Last weekend I created small product/referral website recently called mattress.bid. While I don’t have any immediate expectations of dominating online mattress sales, my goal was to create an almost real website that allows me to play around with a few new technologies I have been curious about. On my to do list was CloudFlare Workers, Nunjucks templates, Bulma CSS, and a deeper dive into structured data/JSON-LD. Being only a short, time bound project, I had to balance the time spent on each area above if I was to emerge with something resembling a functional site.

  • rr: Planning Doesn’t Have to Be the Enemy of Agile

    Recommended Reading

    Alessandro Di Fiore’s provides a brief history of strategic planning trends and makes an argument for a less rigid and more flexible model. He goes on to review how an agile organization needs to balances bottom up input with their strategic goals.

  • Walnut Creek's Log Pile

    postcards

    I have been riding Austin’s trails off and on since moving to town over 15 years ago – and my favorite park remains Walnut Creek. Overall its trails are smooth and fast but it does have an impressive log pile hidden within it that until recently, has always given me pause. While this obstacle looks impressive, in reality it is a timid giant, not too demanding provided one commits (and leans back).

    Hitting that pile of logs harder each week has helped me focus on other parts of my life where instead of stopping – I should be peddling harder and holding on tight.

    Walnut Creek Log Pile August 2018

  • rr: You Should Actually Send That Thank You Note You’ve Been Meaning to Write

    Recommended Reading

    Heather Murphy’s article on gratitude explores the under appreciated benefits of a heartfelt thankyou note - and our reluctance to send to them.


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