Back to OVH

This ‘migratory nerd’ has moved back to OVH for hosting

Updating spaces to tabs

In code, choosing spaces over tabs creates accessibility barriers. The developer ‘Holy Wars’ ignore this.

Where have all the pictures gone

“… each of my posts has usually sported a big ol’ hero image as the background for the post’s title, description, and date-of-issuance info. That, too, has been limiting and even delaying, even if only as a lame excuse on my part. After all, it’s not always possible to find a freebie stock photo that has even a tangential connection to a post’s subject(s).” (Bryce Wray in a post about CTCAJW mode)

Alpine Vultr—Oh my!

This site now lives on an Alpine instance via public cloud. No more Azure Storage Blob web hosting (Microsoft) for me. And though it wasn’t a financial decision, I save money!

I have been up to tech

If you’ve been wondering why I haven’t posted in a long time: “I have been up to tech!”

Some pages removed

Some pages have been completely removed during the merge and reconstruction of The Wild Tech “Garden” and Daniel F. Dickinson (Website)

Accessible design: No "_blank"

With browsers having built-in “Open link in new tab” functionality, it doesn’t make sense to break a basic web idiom (the back button) on a whim. Auto-opening link in a new tab/window breaks the back button and is unnecessary (because users have the ability to make that choice for themselves).

Relaxation at the Midland Copy Shoppe

One of the lessons I’ve learned over the last few years is to relax and let others do what they do better than I. For instance, I recently updated my ‘introduction card’ (aka business card), but this time instead of designing it myself, I decided to rely on the professional designer at the Midland Copy Shoppe. I am very glad that I did, and I will show you why.

Too much web, not enough design

It seems I’m doing more front-end web work than is ideal these days. I say that because I tend to prefer technical aspects of web development…