Rich's Posts

After spending much too long attempting to build a demand driven base in Factorio, I documented my work through a video and moved on with my life. Moved on until I feel the urge to make another Factorio video, that is.

Gardening in 2019 was dominated by tomaotes. Other vegetables existed, but I really took pride in how I implemented tomatoes at a large scale.

I recently went on a kick of organizing my house, and I deemed a flat filing cabinet a critical piece of organization. Prices for a steel architectural/map cabinet are more than I wanted to spend, so I built a similar-yet-different cabinet for around 200USD.

Some snipits from playing FarCry5.

In 2017 I built my raised bed and put a lot of vegetables in. 2018 was the first full year with the garden and it really showed.

I took more pictures in 2018 than in 2017. I found myself in Dresden, Israel, Derry/Londonderry, and Grenoble. 

My home in Oregon has no basement. While this is normal in an area with a shallow frostline, having grown up in Michigan I didn't know where to put all of the "extra" stuff that was overtaking my garage. To mitigate this I constructed a shed along the edge of my property to the maximum dimensions allowed without a permit in Hillsboro (200 sq ft).

I've had many strategies over the years how to most easily administrate my website and additional services. My current strategy is to containerize services as much as possible.

My previous CMS was written in GetSimpleCMS, which was effective but used its own markup syntax. The following script was quickly written to migrate pages to the new CMS. has gone through many iterations, and most recently migrated from GetSimple CMS to Grav. This page documents some of the hardships and learnings from the migration.