I Redesigned My Blog

I just finished redesigning my blog and moving it from one backend provider to another. Another post will follow with the technical discussion of the steps involved, but for this post I wanted to focus on the philosophical considerations.


Minchin dot CA Pelican Theme 1.0.0 Released

I’ve been in the process of redesigning my blog and so as part of that I’ve tried to make as many pieces as possible installable from pip. To that end, I’ve packaged my website theme and uploaded it to PyPI.

Europe at Night

Europe at Night
[T]his is actually a composite produced by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration revealing a decade in European economic development and decline.

River Through Time

River Through Time
Below is an animation of a river over about 20 years. I like it because it shows the meander of the river changing over several years, as well as cut-offs and ox bow lakes forming. This happens for many rivers, but its’ pace is often too slow for us to notice.

The Three Audience Truths

This is advise for when given a speech, or otherwise speaking in public. Remember:

  1. They believe you’re the expert, so don’t tell them otherwise.
  2. They want you to succeed, so they’re on your side.
  3. They won’t know when you make a mistake, so don’t announce it.

Sailing (Round the Globe)

Sailing (Round the Globe)
So one of the things my Love and I have talked about is the idea of taking off to a season of sailing. The ocean has a sort of primitive draw to me that is hard to explain and not particularly rational. I have no experience sailing. In fact, my experience on the water is limited to commercial ferries and canoing a couple of hours at a time.


The American Health Care System

The American Health Care System
All you need to know about the American health care system is that there’s a popular TV series where a man turns to cooking industrial quantities of crystal meth in order to pay his hospital bills.