All Projects

    • Circular Saw
    • Construction
    • Deck
    • Drill
    • Shed
    • Woodworking

    - We finished a shade structure for the deck and shed up at the property. Despite the project only consisting of a couple 2x4s and some metal, it had lots of complications!

    • Drill
    • Pocket Screws
    • Track Saw
    • Woodworking

    - I built a quick desk to use while working from home during COVID. I used a new plunge saw and some pocket screws.

    • Building
    • Fruit Trees
    • Gardening
    • Landscaping
    • Vacant Land
    • Woodworking

    - Photos, descriptions, and thoughts about our recent land purchase in Calaveras County in June of 2020.

    • Camping
    • Jeep
    • Ranger

    - In May/June of 2020, I sold my beloved Jeep Wranger and purchased a used Ford Ranger. The Ranged has been a great vehicle so far for both camping and moving junk between properties.

    • Circular Saw
    • Pocket Screws
    • Wood Finishing
    • Woodworking

    - How I built a simple nightstand out of scrap wood. Includes the SketchUp design files, and some of the troubles I ran into with pocket screws.

    • Sanding
    • Wood Finishing
    • Woodworking

    - How we built a live edge wood slab coffee table, including the sanding, finish, and installation of the legs. A simple and easy project with a huge payoff!

    • Circular Saw
    • Gardening
    • SketchUp
    • Woodworking

    - Journals the design and build of a redwood potting table, including the tools and materials used, and lessons learn.

    • Gardening
    • Woodworking

    - I created a planter box for my Cara Cara Orange Tree Eugene. Includes some photos and commentary about constructing the box.

    • Fruit Trees
    • Gardening

    - I purchased a Cara Cara Orange Tree and named him Eugene after an eclectic former co-worker. This page chronicles Eugene's life.

    • Bread
    • Cooking

    - A Garlic Cheesy bread recipe starting with white bread, mixing in spices, and adding cubed cheese chunks before the final proof.

    • DIY
    • Gardening
    • Grove Sunlight Sensor
    • Python
    • Raspberry Pi
    • Sensor
    • SI1145 Sunlight Sensor
    • Sunlight Sensor

    - Chronicles the steps taken to hook up a Grove Sunlight sensor to a Raspberry Pi 3, and use it to track the amount of direct sunlight received in an apartment. Explains the Python libraries required to interface with the sunlight sensor, and provides sample code that can be used as a starting point for a custom project or script.

    • DIY
    • Gardening
    • Sanding
    • Wood Finishing
    • Woodworking

    - Follows along as we built a tiered planter boxes from redwood pickets and pine. Shows the steps we took in calculating the mitered cuts, sanded and stained the legs, and assembled the piece into its final form!

  • Photo of the fence trench with the fencing wire bent into the trench to prevent rabbits from being able to dig under the fence.
    • DIY
    • Gardening
    • Rabbit Fence
    • Seedlings

    - Covers building a simple fence to protect my backyard garden from rabbits and other pests. Follow the steps taken of digging the surrounding ditches, adding wooden stakes and fencing wire, and burying the posts/fence for additional stability. Also includes a list of parts/supplies used in the construction of the fence.

    • DIY
    • Gardening

    - Post about the indoor grow light system we put together for the 2018 growing season. Includes how to select indoor light bulbs for growing seedlings, and a shopping list of parts required in our growing setup.

  • Screen capture of my personal blog homepage taken in June of 2018.
    • AWS
    • CloudFront
    • DNS
    • JavaScript
    • Linux
    • PHP
    • SASS
    • Webpack
    • Website Optimization
    • WordPress

    - Details some of the technologies used in creating my portfolio website and blog.

  • Diagram displaying the various technologies used in my Photo Gallery project. The main coordinator is an Ubuntu Linux container, with a REST API written in PHP, which handles the bulk of photo metadata processing and retrieval. Amazon Web Services, specifically S3, is used for photo file storage. Metadata is stored in a Postgres database, and geospatial functionality include geotagging and location-based search is used throughout the application, taking advantage of Postgres's PostGIS extension. The Gallery also supports queued photo processing, and uses AWS's Elastic Transcoder Service to encode videos into acceptable HTML5 video formats (now mp4).
    • AWS
    • Geospatial
    • GIS
    • JavaScript
    • jQuery
    • Linux
    • PHP
    • PostGIS
    • Postgres
    • S3

    - Detailing my Photo Gallery website, which started as a simple L.A.M.P. project managing the storage and cataloging of geo-tagged photos back in 2012. It has since grown to include AWS services such as S3 and the Elastic Transcoder for HTML 5 video conversion. Photos, Videos, and GPX tracks are now stored in a PostGIS database, which supports geospatial queries and search. The project currently hosts over 10,000 photos, and continues to grow.