Software engineer, hiker, and avid reader.

I' m Art, and we need to talk. Or maybe we don't. In any case, I write about web development, hiking, and random hobbies I pick up every now and then.

December 31, 2022   9 min read
My expectations for 2022 were really low, but holly hell, it managed to not live up even to these abysmally low expectations.
December 19, 2022   3 min read
I'm often angry at Amazon, but this time it's for a reason not directly related to their terrible business practices.
November 25, 2022   3 min read
I've deactivated my twitter account recently in favor of Mastodon. Here's why.
November 4, 2022   2 min read
This year I've run an experiment: I replaced the lawn in our backyard with a meadow. And it went pretty well!
October 30, 2022   1 min read
Just wanted to say hi to those who found me here while rediscovering the internet outside of social media.
August 13, 2022   5 min read
For the first time in a while, a trip felt truly like a proper vacation. The one that doesn't require another vacation to recover from it :))
July 20, 2022   2 min read
I've managed to squeeze quite a few vacation days into this weird summer, and just over a week ago my wife and I went camping at the foothills of the Olympic mountains in Western Washington.
June 21, 2022   1 min read
This week's hike report is not a report from a hike :) Every year, we go camping over the Father's Day weekend, usually to one of the KOA campgrounds along the Pacific coast. This year we camped at the Astoria KOA.
June 5, 2022   2 min read
Another week, another hike. I almost forgot how rewarding it is to spend a few hours just walking through a forest, alone with my own thoughts!
May 31, 2022   2 min read
When we moved into our new house, one of the first ideas I had for the backyard is turning it into a meadow. Here's what I'm doing and why I'm doing it.

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The Code Breaker

by Walter Isaacson
Simon and Schuster, 2021