Today's Accomplishments

October 21, 2020

Today I accomplished:

  1. Completed the first project for FCC’s responsive web design cert
  2. Took Grandma and Grandpa for a ride
  3. Finished a puzzle with Grandpa
  4. Finished the heel turn on a sock …

Today's Accomplishments

October 19, 2020

Today I accomplished:

  1. Led Together Meditation
  2. Took Grandma to a doctor appointment
  3. Complete the Accessibility subsection on
  4. Finished a sock and started a new one!

Next time I would …

Today's Accomplishments

October 16, 2020

Today I accomplished:

  1. Patched Surf with homepage and modal
  2. Applied to a scholarship to use on some courses at edX
  3. Looked into applying for the program at
  4. Completed the Applied Visual …

Today's Accomplishments

October 15, 2020

Today I accomplished:

  1. Polished this script up to work better.
  2. Attended Ben’s workshop through the Classics dept
  3. Found a good tutorial on setting up a mail server. Still need to read through it …

Today's Accomplishments

October 14, 2020

Today I accomplished:

  1. Drove Grandpa to his appointment
  2. Meditated! Day 4 in a row!
  3. Reworked basically the entire script for this! Made my first functions in BASH!
  4. Signed up for Stoic Week
  5. Confirmed a …

Today's Accomplishments

October 13, 2020

Today I accomplished:

  1. Had therapy
  2. Recorded items off from my dictaphone and cleared out it’s memory
  3. Dropped off my ballot
  4. Went for a nice drive with Grandpa and Grandma
  5. Wrote a script to do …

Today's Accomplishments

October 12, 2020

Today I accomplished:

  1. Fixed my jitsi server
  2. Fixed fonts on my arch machine
  3. Updated my 2020 media consumption list with better data (author, date published, etc)
  4. Had a short meditation session with a …

This Weekend's Accomplishments

October 11, 2020

This Weekend’s Accomplishments:

  1. Finished HTML intro at
  2. Finished CSS intro at
  3. Halfway through the Applied Visual Design at
  4. Phone call with a …

Today's Accomplishments

October 9, 2020

Today I accomplished:

  1. Figured out ikiwiki does not seem to have a workflow that I enjoy.
  2. Learned basics of making a theme with Hugo
  3. Worked on a sock I’m knitting

I would like to do better next …

Today's Accomplishments

October 8, 2020

Today’s Accomplishments:

  1. Choose a forms framework to use for the alum group. Worked a bit to get it working, still need to tinker more.
  2. Tested out ikiwiki for blog purposes. Don’t have …

Today's Accomplishments

October 7, 2020

Today I accomplished:

  1. Meditated
  2. Drafted an email for the alum org
  3. Went for a ride with my Grandparents
  4. Made good progress on a sock I’m knitting

I would like to do better: I would like to make …

Today's Accomplishments

October 7, 2020

Today I Accomplished:

  1. Journaled
  2. Meditated
  3. Fixed Element/Riot instance
  4. Made Facebook post about alum group meeting
  5. configured weechat-matrix to be functional
  6. backed up some media files
  7. backed up diary …

Today's Accomplishments

October 5, 2020

Today I accomplished:

  1. Gave my Grandmother a bath
  2. Finish a pair of socks for Grandpa (I technically did this two days ago, but it’s more effort than it’s worth to go back and fix that …

Today's Accomplishments

October 2, 2020

Today’s Accomplishments:

  1. I finished setting up the jitsi server to be accessible from both the domain and my domain.
  2. I also added that information …

Welcome To The Fediverse

October 2, 2020

Part 1:

There is actually an entire movement on the internet about building communities and social media in a way that centers user privacy as well as open communication. I bring this up before part …

Today's (And Yesterday's) Accomplishments

September 30, 2020

Yesterday I accomplished:

  1. Took my Grandparents to get their flu shots.
  2. Took my Grandpa to his doctor appointment.
  3. Took my Grandpa to get labs done.
  4. Had therapy.

Today I accomplished:

  1. Reinstalled …

Today's Accomplishments

September 28, 2020

Today I accomplished:

  1. Set up nginx to properly load the searx instance at Feel free to use it if you are so inclined.
  2. Set up nginx to serve the public_html directory in …

Today's Accomplishments

September 27, 2020

Today’s Accomplishemnts:

  1. Practiced Ukulele
  2. Make lunch (Grilled Cheese and Tomato soup)
  3. Made supper (Zucchini soup in the slow cooker)
  4. Practiced more Ukulele

Things I would like to improve:

  1. I …

Today's Accomplishments

September 25, 2020

Today I accomplished:

  1. Set up nginx to server the public_html directory of each user on my server. This unfortunately broke my searx instance that I’m hosting so I turned it off.
  2. I looked into …

Today's Accomplishments

September 24, 2020

Today’s status update:

  1. I configured my command prompt on my account. This involved learning more about ANSII color codes as well as prompt building syntax. I have not written my …

Update and New Project

September 24, 2020

I have been working hard on various projects recently, and despite all my effort I frequently find myself feeling like I’m just not accomplishing anything, and feeling like I am just wasting all …

New Site, New Look, Same Me

September 7, 2020

I’ve redone the site. I kept most of the posts from my old wordpress site but I tossed several that just weren’t interesting/relevant anymore. I quite like this new look. I was hesitant to …

Adding Text To The Start Of Each File

August 26, 2020

So I just accomplished a really neat task using a for loop in a shell one liner, and I figured I’d share what I did with you all.

I keep my diary in plain text files on my computer, and today I …

How To Play A Random Video From The Command Line

July 5, 2020

So I’m writing this blog post because, well, I’m bored. And I think this is pretty neat. Plus this shows just how incredibly useful pipes are on unix and unix like systems. I would even go so far as …

Legacy Project: Episode 1

June 18, 2020

Welcome to the inauguration of this project! My grandparents and I are setting about recording parts of our past as a project of therapy, personal connection, and historical documentation. I’ve edited …

Crafting A Hyperbolic Circle

May 22, 2020


A blue crocheted hyperbolic circle on a beige background. The curvy and curly nature of the shape looks similar to some coral.

Feast your eyes on a strange intersection of math and fiber arts! One …

Self Monitoring Script

May 18, 2020

tl;dr Here’s a Bash script for quickly implementing some therapeutic self monitoring:

For the last nine months I’ve been using a Thinkpad x200t as my main laptop. It’s a twelve …

Finding Meaning And Value In These Challenging Times

May 17, 2020

I am working through the Stoic Mindfulness and Resiliency Training over at currently. This week the exercises are all about identifying our values. I find it quite interesting …


April 9, 2020

I’m writing this because I don’t have another option. I tried telling my therapist I’m not okay and the crux of her response was find a positive outlet. This isn’t fucking positive but it’s what I …

When Goals Become Judgements

March 30, 2020

I have struggled this past week. Really struggled. Pretty much every day I was on the border of despair, but it wasn’t just about the state of the world and the COVID-19 pandemic (although this …

The Self Construct And Bringing Compassion To Ourselves

March 24, 2020

Self Construct

How I understand the self has been really instrumental for powerful and actionable introspection. We are beings of the present moment. As much as we can get sucked into worrying and …

Meditation Quickstart Guide

March 19, 2020

So you’ve decided to explore meditation! Awesome! Here are some things that I’ve learned over the years that I’ve found really helpful for practicing simple and effective meditation.

There’s no way to …

An Absurdist Approach To Gender

January 8, 2020

How does a man know he’s a man? Deep down at his very core, how does he know? Is it how he acts? If so what about when he’s alone? When no one is there to witness him being a man, does he still remain …

Emotional Abuse

January 8, 2020

I watched Philosophy Tube’s youtube video titled “Men. Abuse. Trauma.” recently. It’s a really intense video, but in an open, vulnerable, and supportive way. It resonated with me in ways that I did …

Stoic Week 2019

October 9, 2019

Here’s a link to the course for Stoic Week. If you’d like to follow along, head over to their website and sign up.

I’m late to the Stoic Week party, but …

Start With This Episode 2

April 18, 2019

Creators of Nightvale Joseph Fink and Jeffry Cranor have started a new podcast about creating. It’s called Start With This and each episode they give a thing to consume and a project to create. The …

Gender Doily

March 28, 2019

Gender Doily: Trans Day Of Visibility Art Showcase 2019

My local pride center hosted an art showcase to kick off their week of events preceding this year’s Trans Day of Visibility. I had a piece on …

My First Sock!

March 21, 2019

My First Sock!

I finished knitting my first sock today! It’s very colorful and I’m pretty happy with it. I’ve already started on the matching pair to this sock, I’m hoping to …