Made Mistakes

Notes

Short, bite sized thoughts, inspirations, mistakes, and other minutia. The sort of scraps you’d jot down in a notebook to remember for later…

For longer, more thorough writing — peruse the articles section.

Twenty Nineteen

First time doing a year in review post. The statistics contained are just for fun as there’s nothing to compare them against yet.

Faster Netlify builds

Slowly but surely, I’ve been chipping away at my site’s build time on Netlify. There’s little left for me to optimize until Jekyll drops some nice updates in version 4.

Autumn refresh

Using CSS Grid Layout Module to redesign a Jekyll site and further improve performance and accessibility.

CSS blur effect

Playing with the new Depth Effect (aka fauxkeh) on my iPhone 7 Plus got me thinking about Gaussian blurs, and how to improve their use on this site.

Using SSI to detect cookies

In my never ending quest to micro-optimize the hell out of my site, I ran into a snag when trying to use SSI directives to improve the loading of critical CSS and cached stylesheets.

Inktober failure

Like previous years, I started out with the best of intentions for Inktober and then quickly lost steam…

How to glitch images

To create profile images that look like they’ve been run through a television set with poor reception, I use DECIM8.

Learning to draw on iPad

How did I git gud at drawing and painting on an iPad? The answer that no one likes to hear is “practice, practice, practice.

What tablet do you use?

If it wasn’t obvious from the artwork on this site, I draw, paint, and create on Apple’s iPad.

Drawing experience

I’ve been drawing with traditional tools and materials — on and off for the last 20 years.

Starting young

It was only natural the two little rosebuds would become early adopters of technology.

My About.me profile

How 5 minutes spent creating an About.me profile nabbed me free Moo business cards of my own design.