The Cat Hole

The inspiration for this project would be better described as desperation.  We have two cats, and they more or less drive me insane.  But it’s worth it for the 5-10 seconds of affection they provide each day.  Of primary concern…

Studio Product Photography (without a studio)

The wrong way Every once and a while (usually a weeknight around 9pm), I need to take some beautiful product shots with a pristine white background and immaculate lighting with no shadows.  This usually happens with little notice when my…

Counter top painting kit

Summary (TLDR;) In this post, I walked through the transformation of our kitchen using a countertop painting kit.  Specifically: Giani Countertop Paint Kit, White Diamond. Overall, I’d give this product a 9/10.  The results are really stunning and the price is…

MPLAB Harmony

This week, I wanted to dive into something a bit technical since it is consuming a good deal of my time and I figure it might help save some of you a few headaches.  I’m developing a new embedded project…

Typewriter writing

One of the disciplines drilled into me in high school was to write every day. And I mean, EVERY day. I have stacks and stacks of essays from all of my classes including history, theology, English, Spanish, etc.  I remember…