Timshel

This is how I spin the world

Jul 15, 2018

Enriched Recipes

Following recipes is the way a lot of people cook, especially those who like to explore new cuisine in a guided manner. A recipe book is a tried and true...

Jun 9, 2018

Being Mortal

Do you enjoy contemplating the demise of your loved ones or your own inevitable journey towards the grave? Well, nobody does really, but the book Being Mortal by Atul Gwande...

Mar 11, 2018

Recipe Index

Everyone has recipe books. They swear by them and love them. They contain a treasure trove of material, but that wealth of deliciousness is often underutilized. Why? Because it’s difficult...

Jan 7, 2018

Audio Chef Part 1

I like cooking (and eating), but it can be a messy business. What better application for the Amazon Echo than a kitchen assistant? Through voice commands, Alexa can guide users...

Dec 7, 2017

Hour of Code

Today for hour of code, I will demo a simple Alexa app (skill) using the Amazon Echo. While the app seems really simple from the user’s point of view, it...

Sep 12, 2017

Web App Security

With security breaches happening almost constantly, I thought it would be a fun project to put together a purposefully vulnerable application and then demonstrate how it could be defended against...

Aug 12, 2017

Blog Pipeline

If you say web blogging technology, I say Wordpress. While Wordpress is a great platform, I have chosen to explore the world of the static Content Management System (CMS) to...

Jul 29, 2017

My Vintage Tunes

I have put together a Spotify playlist that I think fairly accurately represents the music that I listened to in high school and early college. Every so often it’s fun...

Jul 23, 2017

On Being Right

I’ve recently been listening to an audio recording of the book The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck. The book presents truths in a direct and unpolished way, which...

Jul 22, 2017

Transition

Two years ago, I sent a brief email to immediate family members indicating that I had decided to make a life change. After a great deal of thought and consideration,...

Jul 16, 2017

Hey There!

Hey all, I have rebuilt my blog for probably the 4th or 5th time. I’m really not sure at this point. Haha. Am I a failure at blogging? Probably, but...

Jan 16, 2016

The Most Important Skill

Over the past few years, there have been an increasing number of initiatives to provide kids with the opportunity to learn how to code. I have heard a number of...

Jan 3, 2016

The Metric System - Temperature

The SI measurement system (metric) makes physical sense, and yet, the United State continues to persist in using confusing units of measurement. But that doesn’t mean you have to participate.  ...

Oct 4, 2015

The Most Powerful Tool

There is a lot of random chance that factors into where a person ends up in life. Genetics, place of birth, family life, personal grit, gender, race, sexual orientation, and...

Sep 20, 2013

Eruditio

Listening to NPR on my way to work, I’ve been hearing a lot lately about economic indicators that seem to indicate an impoverishment of the “middle” class and a widening...

This project is maintained by grantharper