nate of nine

Recent Posts

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 […]

Achievement Unlocked: Standing Desk

A few years ago I decided to run a test to see what all the buzz about standing desks was. I had read the reports about what sitting did to your body and was immediately convicted by what has already been years of not just […]

Branching Out

Don’t be fooled. I still love Drupal. However, a perfect storm hit me: some recent discussions with folks about how the Drupal community can be rather insulated and myopic my need for a new blog a my desire to use Markdown and some iOS tools […]

Nodejs Vagrantfile

I just created a down-n-dirty Vagrantfile for spinning up a quick sandbox to play with Nodejs. It supports both the (free) Virtualbox and (paid) VMware Fusion providers. Enjoy! Github: vagrant-nodejs