Moving on with Font Management

I recently saw Editorial New by Pangram Pangram. It’s got some freebie downloads, which I’m a sucker for. If I end up using it for something, I’ll be back for the rest. The system works. Normally I’d download what I can and file them away in my FontExplorer X software. But alas, I can’t invest […]

CascadiaJS 2022

CascadiaJS (August 30th – September 2nd, Sunriver, Oregon) is open to everyone from anywhere, and I’ll be speaking at it this year. Come one come all. I figured I’d blog it (in addition to it being on my speaking page) in particular because I’d hate it if any of my fellow Bendites or anybody generally […]

CampanaCeramics on Etsy

Jeff took a 6-year hiatus on Etsy, and now is back with a new line of work: All work here is designed by me on the computer, 3d printed, then I make a mold of that, and cast from my own recipe porcelain and glaze. I remember telling him when I first saw the work […]

Pizza Pit

Pizza Pit was the pizza of my youth. Fresh, Fast, and Hot Delivery, yo. They were pulling up to my childhood home on the weekly. My folks got pepperoni and onion, which always annoyed me because the onions were weird soggy squiggles and I hated them. I even like onions now as an “adult” and […]


The ol’ anniversary today. Technically we went to the courthouse a few days before July 22nd to be legally married, but July 22nd is when we had the big wedding party so it feels more like our real anniversary. It’s the “wood” anniversary, traditionally. We both got each other cool hand-crafted wooden boxes, without any […]

Easy Asset Cache Busting with Buddy

I’m quite chuffed with this! I’ve been solving this in different ways for a heck of a lot of years, in situations where asset cache busting isn’t part of whatever site building situation I’m in provides so I need to do it myself. But it always requires a little more technology than I would like, […]

The World’s Most Satisfying Checkbox

As a proprietor of CodePen, I’ve seen, definitely, thousands of customized checkboxes, some classy and modern, some classy from trends gone by, some fun, some (whimsically) frustrating, and some clever twists. So I was a bit skeptical of Andy Allen’s headline. But I’ve heard nothing but good things about the (Not Boring) Apps, and I […]

Hierarchical Custom Post Types in WordPress

You need to set both of these things to make it work correctly: Now when you are on the Create/Edit screen for the new Post Type, you’ll see the Page Attributes area that allows you to select the Parent you’d like.


Lovely weather this weekend. Took Miranda’s Chevy Tahoe over to the car wash for cleaning. Ruby and I toweled off the wet bits after the wash. After we were done, I went to start the car, click-click-click-click. Light internet research suggested the battery was dead. Miranda was able to drive over with the jumper cables […]

Stranger Things 4

I was so hyped on season 1. I enjoyed seasons 2 & 3, but I wasn’t quite as into them. I dunno, maybe they felt slightly more convoluted or repetitive. But damn if they didn’t set up a banger season 4. They made the stakes feel so high. They made us care about everyone. They […]


Yoga has entered my life in several small ways this year. My wife has enjoyed it and has done it for as long as I’ve known her, via practicing alone, online, or in in-person classes. Now that we have Peleton thingies, we have the Peloton app on our devices, and there are Yoga classes on […]


Using hsl() in CSS is fairly popular because of how sensical it is. Hue, saturation, and lightness. 260 is bluey-purple territory. 85% means pretty thickly saturated. 50% is right in the middle of lightness, not toward a blackening or whitening. And with sensible numbers like that, you can perform math the color and feel good […]