A journal and wiki, of sorts, by yours truly

Journal Entries

Here on my website, the journal is where I publish things that most folks would generally post on a social network like Twitter or Instagram. In fact, everything posted to my journal is syndicated to my various social network profiles. In contrast to the articles that I’ve written, these are short thoughts, links, photos, and quick videos—little snapshots of life, if you’d like.

  1. A Note Posted on Jan 16 2021

    Full into the “making it simpler by making it more complicated” phase.

    Posted on from Springfield, United States.

  2. A Note Posted on Jan 14 2021

    I am starting a new SvelteKit project this morning. I’ve always loved the ergonomics in this ecosystem.

    Posted on from Springfield, United States.

  3. A Note Posted on Jan 13 2021

    Tehlu, help me. I’m already a bit unhappy with the design of my website. I am thinking about simplifying it a lot to focus on content. Isn’t that how I started?

    Posted on from Springfield, United States.

  4. A Note Posted on Jan 11 2021

    The last seven or so days were the week of weeks, but I’m definitely optimistic about starting this next one with good news coming from my mom.

    Posted on from Springfield, United States.

  5. A Note Posted on Jan 06 2021

    Big day. My mom goes in for brain surgery this afternoon. I’m choosing to assume that everything will be fine. That’s okay, right?

    Posted on from Springfield, United States.

  6. A Note Posted on Jan 03 2021

    I was told that 2021 would not be worse than 2020.

    Posted on from Springfield, United States.

  7. A Note Posted on Jan 02 2021

    I’ve bought way too many domains lately. There is no way I’m going to be able to get to all of these ideas.

    Posted on from Springfield, United States.

  8. A Photo Posted on Dec 31 2020

    I love getting out for a quiet walk when the rest of the world thinks its too early or cold to leave the house.

    Posted on from Springfield, United States of America.

  9. A Note Posted on Dec 31 2020

    I expected that I would have a lot of time to write during my break here at the end of the year, but that’s not really been the case. Not been in the right headspace for that kind of, though.

    Posted on from Springfield, United States.

  10. A Note Posted on Dec 30 2020

    Decided to take the morning off from hacking on my website to hash out some app UI ideas that have been knocking around in my head over the break.

    Posted on from Springfield, United States.

  11. A Note Posted on Dec 29 2020

    Early morning hat-tip to my neighbor, who is also up ridiculously early.

    Posted on from Springfield, United States.

  12. A Note Posted on Dec 27 2020

    I’m having one of those mornings where I got up to write, but I’m distracting myself with programming because writing is hard.

    Posted on from Springfield, United States.

  13. A Note Posted on Dec 27 2020

    I spent a big chunk of the day yesterday sketching and doodling, which I used to do a lot but can’t ever seem to find the time to do these days.

    Posted on from Springfield, United States.

  14. A Note Posted on Dec 24 2020

    Waking up early to hack on your website a bit is an okay way to spend Christmas Eve, right?

    Posted on from Springfield, United States.

  15. A Note Posted on Dec 22 2020

    Taking a break from working on my website for the evening, even though its in a half-weird state.

    Posted on from Springfield, United States.

  16. A Note Posted on Dec 22 2020

    At least for this morning, I’m feeling pretty good about how this design is all coming together.

    Posted on from Springfield, United States.

  17. A Note Posted on Dec 19 2020

    My awake time has been shifting earlier and earlier lately. It’s not a big deal during the pandemic since I can’t go out and see friends, but being wide awake at 4 am doesn’t seem very normal.

    Posted on from Springfield, United States.

  18. A Note Posted on Dec 18 2020

    It’s been fun waking up each morning and making tiny little improvements to something. My day job requires me to continually think about the big picture, which I do like, but it’s nice just to get into code and hack on one problem for a short time.

    Posted on from Springfield, United States.

  19. A Note Posted on Dec 17 2020

    I woke up early to mess around using faasd as a way to add Webmentions to my website. I’m having a lot of fun in this plumbing phase, but I’m also looking forward to getting back to design.

    Posted on from Springfield, United States.

  20. A Note Posted on Dec 16 2020

    First snow of the year!

    Posted on from Springfield, United States.

  21. A Note Posted on Dec 15 2020

    I had a video meeting this afternoon with three, yes three, levels of bosses. Pre-2020 Jeremy would have cringed at the mere thought of this, but it was the highlight of 2020 Jeremy’s week. I may require more human interaction.

    Posted on from Springfield, United States.

  22. A Note Posted on Dec 15 2020

    Okay, I’ve wrapped the final issue with using Caddy for short URLs. The server will now reload whenever there is a new short URL added to my website. I need to do a full write-up on this simple process.

    Posted on from Springfield, United States.

  23. A Note Posted on Dec 15 2020

    If all goes according to plan, this should be my first POSSE’d note from my website to Mastadon.

    Posted on from Springfield, United States.

  24. A Note Posted on Dec 15 2020

    Now that I have a strategy for short URLs, I’m going to get started on syndicating my notes onto Mastadon. After this, maybe I should stop procrastinating by continuously coding and start writing, which is why I got my website started in the first place.

    Posted on from Springfield, United States.

  25. A Note Posted on Dec 14 2020

    Getting my own, personal URL shorten going. I feel like this is a good first-step for getting the stuff that I create onto the IndieWeb.

    Posted on from Springfield, United States.

  26. A Note Posted on Dec 11 2020

    I am adding some old travel stories to the website. They aren’t very good, but I spent a lot of time on them, so it nice that they will see the light of day.

    Posted on from Springfield, United States.

  27. A Note Posted on Dec 10 2020

    I made a quick little script to quickly post notes to my website from the command-line. I don’t make enough little, one-off, helper tools for myself.

    Posted on from Springfield, United States.

  28. A Note Posted on Dec 04 2020

    First post from the new codebase! I’m really enjoying how I’ve got the flow of data going through this website.

    Posted on from Springfield, United States.

  29. A Video Posted on Nov 11 2020

    It was awesome being at Valley Watermill early enough to see the steam rising off of the pond.

    Posted on from Springfield, United States of America.

  30. A Photo Posted on Feb 24 2020

    I love being able to enjoy this foggy morning from my new office on the fourth floor.

    Posted on from Springfield, United States of America.

  31. A Photo Posted on Aug 06 2019

    Last stop until we head back home to the US.

    Posted on from South Queensferry, United Kingdom.

  32. A Photo Posted on Jul 28 2019

    It’s not every day that I get to walk across a bridge that is older than the country I am from.

    Posted on from Stirling, United Kingdom.

  33. A Photo Posted on Jul 11 2019

    The royalty here in Stirling are unamused with your shenanigans.

    Posted on from Stirling, United Kingdom.

  34. A Photo Posted on Jul 10 2019

    Kids are going to be kids wherever they may roam.

    Posted on from Stirling, United Kingdom.

  35. A Photo Posted on Jul 10 2019

    The view from my “desk” for the next few weeks.

    Posted on from Stirling, United Kingdom.

  36. A Photo Posted on Jul 08 2019

    We got to tromp around a bit in the heather of the Highlands on our way back South. Sadly, there was no wild mountain thyme to pull.

    Posted on from Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom.

  37. A Photo Posted on Jul 07 2019

    Production was shut down but I still had a lovely one-on-one tasting with a charming woman named Alice. I mostly drink single-malt so I learned a lot about blended whiskies.

    Posted on from Keith, United Kingdom.

  38. A Photo Posted on Jul 07 2019

    The sun finally came out for a bit today here in Keith.

    Posted on from Keith, United Kingdom.

  39. A Photo Posted on Jul 06 2019

    The place we’re staying at the next few days has an aptly named “enchanted garden”. The path above the steps there on the right leads to a small, secluded picnic area. Both of our kids are smitten with this place.

    Posted on from Keith, United Kingdom.

  40. A Photo Posted on Jul 06 2019

    Way to be gloomy/beautiful Scotland. Way to be.

    Posted on from Inverness, United Kingdom.

  41. A Photo Posted on Apr 24 2018

    I’m a big fan of the streets here in Perugia.

    Posted on from Perugia, Italy.

  42. A Photo Posted on Apr 21 2018

    Breakfast views from our apartment in Rome.

    Posted on from Rome, Italy.

  43. A Photo Posted on Apr 20 2018

    It’s hard to beat a stroll around Rome in the evening.

    Posted on from Rome, Italy.

  44. A Photo Posted on Sep 18 2017

    Heading back home.

    Posted on from Charlotte, United States of America.

  45. A Photo Posted on Mar 31 2017

    This photo doesn’t do this place justice.

    Posted on from Vernazza, Italy.

  46. A Photo Posted on Feb 13 2017

    I love this statue on the grounds of Christ Church.

    Posted on from Dublin, Ireland.

  47. A Photo Posted on Nov 05 2016

    I’m very intrigued by these “peated malt” barrels at the Buffalo Trace distillery.

    Posted on from Franklin County, United States of America.

  48. A Photo Posted on Sep 17 2016

    This is why I keep coming back to this country.

    Posted on from Bologna, Italy.

  49. A Photo Posted on Sep 13 2016

    This roof in the Madrid Airport is wonderful for my jet-lagged eyes.

    Posted on from Madrid, Spain.

  50. A Photo Posted on Nov 12 2015

    Grabbing some kebab tonight instead of cooking lunch.

    Posted on from Donegal, Ireland.

  51. A Note Posted on Dec 16 2014

    It’s comforting to be back among English-speaking brethren.

    Posted on from Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom.

  52. A Checkin Posted on Dec 15 2014

    Posted on from Haarlemmermeer, The Netherlands.

  53. A Checkin Posted on Dec 14 2014

    DAR ✈ AMS

    Posted on from Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

  54. A Note Posted on Dec 11 2014

    Being here in Tanzania with spotty internet connections, this cloud computing thing seems like a terrible idea.

    Posted on from Iringa, Tanzania.

  55. A Note Posted on Dec 02 2014

    Nothing says “long flight to Europe” like Nescafé.

    Posted on from Paris, France.

  56. A Photo Posted on Nov 14 2013

    A grave marker in the cemetery at the Rock of Cashel.

    Posted on from Cashel, Ireland.

  57. A Photo Posted on Nov 14 2013

    Stone castle surrounded by a green field
    On this trip, we used paper maps (didn’t get a data plan for the trip). On one of our routes, of the road a bit, there was a marker that just said: “castle”. This is what we found.

    Posted on from County Kerry, Ireland.

  58. A Photo Posted on Oct 20 2013

    I always love these old iron bridges that we have scattered around the country.

    Posted on from Hardwick, United States of America.

  59. A Photo Posted on Oct 10 2013

    My soul loves these old stone buildings.

    Posted on from Cambridge, United States of America.

  60. A Photo Posted on Jul 03 2013

    I found out I was going to be a father at this place.

    Posted on from New York City, United States of America.

  61. A Photo Posted on Apr 19 2013

    When you meet up with Luke you have him take your picture.

    Posted on from San Francisco, United States of America.

  62. A Note Posted on Feb 28 2013

    First meal back in the States: Basil Hayden Bourbon.

    Posted on from Atlanta, United States of America.

  63. A Note Posted on Feb 24 2013

    Slow internet is slow.

    Posted on from Rome, Italy.

  64. A Note Posted on Feb 18 2013

    I need more doner kebab in my life.

    Posted on from Lucca, Italy.

  65. A Note Posted on Feb 12 2013

    It is sobering to be told by an Italian that your English is “not so good”.

    Posted on from Lucca, Italy.

  66. A Note Posted on Feb 06 2013

    One unexpected perk of being in Europe is seeing your friends’ drunk tweets as they happen first thing in the morning.

    Posted on from Lucca, Italy.

  67. A Photo Posted on Feb 03 2013

    This is one of my favorite pictures of my wife and little girl.

    Posted on from Lucca, Italy.

  68. A Photo Posted on Aug 25 2012

    Sunset on Lasqueti Island.

    Posted on from Lasqueti Island, Canada.

  69. A Photo Posted on Feb 23 2009

    Escaping the Colorado snow for Florida sun.

    Posted on from Miami Beach, United States of America.