I’ve always been of the opinion that if the weather is going to be below freezing, there should be lots of snow on the ground. 🐕
Contemplating buying a new machine
Trying to not let the cold weather interfere with getting that toddler and puppy energy out
Our 11-month old can officially climb up the stairs now. Nothing is safe and I definitely feel like I’ve entered the stage of living with two toddlers now.
I’m grateful Micro.blog exists for a number of reasons, but today, it’s because it’s been the catalyst for me making 100 informal posts onto this WordPress blog (even if it took me awhile).
I have been avoiding watching the remaining episodes of The Crown because then there will be no more episodes of The Crown left to watch. 📺
If we do not have the capacity to distinguish what’s true from what’s false, then by definition the marketplace of ideas doesn’t work. And by definition our democracy doesn’t work. We are entering into an epistemological crisis.– Barack Obama to The Atlantic
My 3-year is absolutely obsessed with board games these days. Anyone have any recommendations for that age group?
Happy New Year! (this is 100% a scheduled post, I am definitely asleep)
Does anyone else watch the fireworks in London around 7pm and call it a night? 😅 I thought they did a fantastic job adapting them for the end of 2020.
RIP Flash. Yes, these were a part of our engagement photos. Unfortunately, infectious viruses will not also be reaching end-of-life at midnight.
If you’re using the original Independent Publisher WordPress theme and want a retina-sized Gravatar image, this snippet of PHP will do the trick. Reach out if bundling it into a plugin would be helpful for anyone.
Seventeen states hit their current peaks for COVID-19 hospitalizations yesterday, including Indiana. Hoosiers, we have to do better.
E pluribus unum
I love being his dad
Does anyone know of any interesting open-source projects related to COVID-19 looking for contributors (LAMP stack especially)?
Currently reading The Twenty-Six Words That Created the Internet 📚
Lastly, one of my side projects has been customizing WooCommerce to handle recurring payments for sponsorship programs. In Deed And Truth Ministries has been my test pilot for their pastor sponsorship program and they have almost $1k a month of transactions running through it now. I’d love to bring on another small non-profit (faith-based or not) who is running a program like this to try using the software (at no charge) so I can get some more feedback and frankly motivation to keep working on it.
If you know anyone, the project’s homepage has a contact form that’ll go straight to me.
Third up, Precept, I had a lot of fun working on this with the team at Whiteboard. While we initially built their system to support online Bible studies, this summer the proportion of online groups naturally increased drastically. Last week we rolled out a set of advanced filters to make sorting through them easier. They have over 100 studies available now anyone can join from home.