Doug's Blog

Lando is my preferred local development tool for many reasons. I’m tinkering with Gatsby, and would like to run it from within Lando, adjacent to my WordPress install. Here’s what I did to get it working. You’ll need a node service, and you’ll have to tell gatsby to bind to allow network access, vs just […]

October 31, 2020

I wanted a light to turn on only after sunset, and before sunrise, so here’s how I set that up. IFTTT doesn’t have good tools for showing you what’s going on in the code so this took some trial and error, and a decade’s worth of JavaScript knowledge, but this solution should be copy/paste for […]

October 7, 2020

Two related thoughts. First, early walks on the beach means there are no obstructions, people, beach blankets, umbrellas etc. Distant piers appear only a short walk away, but with nothing but sand to mark the space, seem to take forever to reach. Second, looking at ones feet while walking through the surf is a good […]

September 27, 2020

That I even can imagine a meal from such a geographically distant culture (accurate or not), and in less than an hour can purchase the ingredients and prepare it is incredible. Even just 30 years ago it would’ve been challenging to put it together so quickly.

November 11, 2018