TheJoyOfHack

For people who like to make things

When Autumn Leaves Start to Fall

When Autumn Leaves Start to Fall

This is an Oak tree that I planted in my front yard about five years ago. I’m glad it’s survived all the storms we’ve had since then. I hope to see it grow into a Mighty Oak.

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Using Octopress as a Photo Blog

As an amateur photographer I like displaying my photos on my blog, especially when there are particularly interesting stories behind them. In this post I’ll show you how to modify the default Octopress theme and add a type of layout that highlights a single photograph. You can see an example of this in this sample blog.
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Antelope Canyon

Antelope Canyon

The Lower Antelope Canyon in Page, Arizona is a place of breathtaking beauty. Located in Navajo country, it’s best viewed at around noon when the angle of the sun’s rays makes for very dramatic lighting.

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The Bean

The Bean

Cloud Gate” - fondly known as The Bean. Millennium Park, Chicago. Looking East, half an hour before a sunrise that was hidden behind clouds. more ...


How to Make a Pinboard Search Engine Shortcut

Pinboard as a Search Engine
Pinboard as a Search Engine

Now that I’ve been using Pinboard for a while, I find myself having to search for one bookmark or another quite often. I grew weary of going to my Pinboard page, clicking on the search box and entering my query. Here’s how I streamlined it in Chrome.

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How to Customize your Octopress Theme

A Sample Octopress Site (click to enlarge)
A Sample Octopress Site (click to enlarge)

As you’ve probably noticed I’ve modified my Octopress installation so the color theme is light and minimalistic. Since some of you wanted to know, here’s how I did it.

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