nate of nine

Month: January 2014

Tracking Historical Markers

I started a new game with the kids recently: collecting photos of historical markers. It’s fun for everyone, rather educational, and has opened my eyes to a few other things as well. Day One is a perfect match. The project is kind of a journal and […]

Introducing Project QA: Part 3 (With great power)

This is part 3 of a 3 part series overviewing the Project QA Drupal module: Introducing Project QA Introducing Project QA: Part 2 (Writing a submodule) Introducing Project QA: Part 3 (With great power) Unfamiliar with Project QA? You can check out the project page on […]

Introducing Project QA: Part 2 (Writing a submodule)

This is part 2 of a 3 part series overviewing the Project QA Drupal module: Introducing Project QA Introducing Project QA: Part 2 (Writing a submodule) Introducing Project QA: Part 3 (With great power) Unfamiliar with Project QA? You can check out the project page […]

A Far More Direct Siri Blog Publishing Method

Previously I set up a Rube Goldberg method of publishing my Jekyll-based blog via Siri. Here’s a more streamlined update. Every step in the process is a potential breaking point. Fortunately, the two biggest that were breaking on me are also fairly simple to replace. IFTTT […]

Introducing Project QA

This is part 1 of a 3 part series overviewing the Project QA Drupal module: Introducing Project QA Introducing Project QA: Part 2 (Writing a submodule) Introducing Project QA: Part 3 (With great power) Ever wish there was a better way to keep an eye […]

Why Nate of Nine?

It has been fun and enlightening to me to find out how obvious or obscure my site name is to people. Some got it right away, some have no idea what I’m talking about. So why Nate of Nine? Well, it’s a blog about automation, […]

Archiving Web Articles to PDF

a.k.a. How I skim, read, and archive information on the web. The more information I come across the faster and more efficiently I need to be able to separate the wheat from the chaff. Additionally, I need to make each moment worth more; each moment […]

Create Reminder Tasks from Email

For a while I’ve wanted to be able to add emails to whatever task manager I’m using, from any device I’m using. Currently I’m keeping things simple by using the default Reminders app for OSX and iOS, but this solution could work for any task […]

Siri-controlled Blog Publishing

Hot on the heels of setting up my markdown-dropbox-blog workflow, I realized I needed a more reliable way to regenerate and rsync the rendered files. The workflow I had set up worked fine for new articles, but not for edits to already-published articles, it assumed I […]

30 Day Challenges

Each year I find myself torn when it comes to New Year’s resolutions. I simultaneously notice the arbitrary significance where one day is culturally more important than the surrounding identical days, while also understanding the benefit of cyclical patterns and motivation for renewal. Ultimately I […]