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A Subtle Python Bug

I recently had a very subtle bug with an OrderedDict in my Python code at work. I constructed the contents of this object from a SQL query that was output in a specific order (can you spot the bug?): qs = models.MyModel.objects.all().order_by(“-order”) data = OrderedDict({ for x in qs}) My expectation was output like […]

High Contrast Mouse Pointer

As I age, my vision is getting worse (and it’s already pretty bad). At work, I use a three monitor setup: my laptop is the middle screen, and two external monitors sit to either side. Given the large screen real estate, and given my increasingly bad eyesight, I’ve been having a tough time finding my […]

ThruNite Archer 2A Flashlight

I have always liked a good flashlight. As a kid, I even asked for a 5-cell D Maglite for Christmas (which Santa brought!). This past December, I picked up the ThruNite Archer 2A flashlight from Amazon, based on a review from The Wirecutter. At $30 it’s not cheap, but boy is this thing great. It […]

Sunset of Firefox Content

This post serves as a notice that all Firefox content on this website has been removed. This includes: CoLT Googlebar Lite Firefox Toolbar Tutorial Firefox Profile Tutorial Automatic Extension Updates Tutorial All links to that content should now redirect to this notice statement. If you’re looking for information on the above, here are a few […]

Toolbar Tutorial Removed

I have removed my Firefox toolbar tutorial from this site, since it is now woefully out of date. If you’re looking for Firefox extension development information, turn to the official documentation.

Hammocks Beach State Park Photos

I’ve just posted some photos from a visit to my final North Carolina state park back in October of 2016. This album has been long overdue, but I’m finally getting around to it. I hope to post more photos in the coming weeks, but I’m debating how best to do that (I have a large […]

Bread Machine Cinnamon Rolls

I have a fairly old bread machine (late 90s / early 2000s model) that I use all the time. A few years ago, my dad found a great recipe for bread machine cinnamon rolls that he shared with me. After a minor tweak or two from the original, we’ve hit upon one of the best […]

Sunset of Googlebar Lite

I am no longer supporting development of Googlebar Lite.

Lumber River State Park Photos

Photos from a trip to Lumber River state park.

Mount Rainier Photos

Photos from our trip to Mount Rainier National Park.