Maker Stuff: March 2018

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Posts in this series
  1. Tinkering/Nerdery: January 2018
  2. Tinkering/Nerdery: February 2018
  3. Maker Stuff: March 2018

My inner maker was pretty happy in March. I got a lot done, most of it on the coding side of things. Part of the credit here has to go to the last place I was contracting at, which didn’t have enough incoming work to warrant keeping me around, and so I wound up “on the bench” — which means no office time, but no pay, either. That means I was at home for a good chunk of the month and working on these things (when I wasn’t job hunting, interviewing, or doing housework).

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Image Credits: David Cray/Creative Commons Zero (CC0)/Public Domain.

Tinkering/Nerdery: February 2018

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  1. Tinkering/Nerdery: January 2018
  2. Tinkering/Nerdery: February 2018
  3. Maker Stuff: March 2018

So. Tinkering. This month was productive, but it also wasn’t. How to best explain that? Well, I had a freelance gig that I had to build out, and I learned a ton about the WordPress back-end, ZURB Foundation 6, and jQuery, but it wasn’t for personal hack-y projects. I did manage to get some geeky going, though, which is nice.

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Other Chili, Other Stuff

chili con carnage

This blog is supposed to be focused on tinkering/making/hacking stuff. So why am I posting another chili recipe? Well, mainly because I can’t stop tinkering — every time I try a recipe, I mess with it a bit. My Unholy Good Chili recipe started fairly simple and grew over many iterations into a burn-the-hair-off-your-feet monstrosity. It wasn’t something I wanted to cook up for the Birchwood Bike Team Superbowl Party, as I wanted something more mild. So I found a different recipe, and scribbled it down. Then I edited the hell out of it to formulate my own take on it. I’d say about 60% of the original recipe remains, if that.

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Image Credits: Dan Bailey/CC0 (Creative Commons/Public Domain).

Tinkering/Nerdery: January 2018

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  1. Tinkering/Nerdery: January 2018
  2. Tinkering/Nerdery: February 2018
  3. Maker Stuff: March 2018

Going to try to be more on-the-spot with these posts in 2018. In 2017, I was busy pretty much constantly and unfortunately, some of the tinkering fell by the wayside. So let’s chitchat about what went down in January of 2018, and what my nerdy goals for 2018 are.

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Image Credits: confused_me/Creative Commons Zero (CC0).