Aegean Cruise

We were fortunate enough to go on a cruise from Istanbul to Athens last month, stopping at historic sites in Turkey as well as several beautiful Greek locations. The weather was great and we enjoyed the ambience of the ship as well. One of the fascinating things we envountered was the number of friendly cats… Continue reading Aegean Cruise

Visit to Airlie Gardens 4/3/22

The stars aligned for our visit to Airlie Gardens this past Sunday — we got some rain last week, the temperatures rose and the winds died down and the azaleas were splendid. Lots of people came out for a walk around this beautiful park.

Free Stock Images

Copyright trolls are hard at work exploring the web and demanding payments for improper use of copyrighted images. Make sure your site is clean by either using your own images or licensed photographs. An alternative is to use royalty-free images. There are several sources of royalty-free images on the web, including these organizations:  – [Pixabay](–… Continue reading Free Stock Images


Using fonts effectively on websites is a real challenge for most web developers. In years past, fonts were a least-common-denominator kind of a consideration, since as a web developer you couldn’t count on users having the particular fonts you wanted to use. So, as often as not, you just went with the generic font categories,… Continue reading Typography

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Display Posts by Category

One of Drupal’s best features was the Views module which enabled robust selection criteria for displaying posts, so this starts my quest for similar functionality in WordPress. A quick google search turned up a number of articles mostly focused on putting a code snippet into my theme’s functions.php file. The function name can then be… Continue reading Display Posts by Category

WordPress 5.8

Installing WordPress This took a little bit of time, but Ubuntu has a nice step-by-step checklist here: All told, it probably took about an hour to get to a working installation. This post editor is quite nice and it’s pretty straight-forward to add an image and align it to the rights of text. The… Continue reading WordPress 5.8

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Installing Python 3 on a Mac

Python is a very popular interpretive language for computers. Interpreted means that programs written in Python are generally not compiled, but rather are converted to machine language a line at a time on the fly, each time they are run. This has the advantage of avoiding the sometimes long and confusing process of compiling an… Continue reading Installing Python 3 on a Mac