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Some of the ways we make coffee in Seattle

Was chatting with some friends the other day about how many ways Seattle people make their (hipster) coffee. Decided to walk into the nearest coffee shop and take a photo of all the coffee brewing methods they offer. Half of them I do not even know the name of.

There are 11 different methods represented here!
(Edit: added more beneath these photos from other coffee shops)

Not pictured at this coffeeshop, but here is a 12th way that is also popular here

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Halloween fun with spiders

This morning I had a sudden powerful itch to do something “spooky” for Halloween on this site. I thought spiders running across the screen might be interesting. I ran across a javascript library for insects and slapped together a plugin for WordPress that puts out a bunch of spiders on the browser window. It came out quite well!

Check out an example here http://bugs.sirgecko.com
Note: This example site will go down at some point

The plugin is available at https://github.com/blobaugh/wordpress-spiders

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2015 Email Stats

Continuing the tradition of posting a yearly count of email stats, here are the numbers from this year. These numbers reflect only the emails from my personal email account after being filtered for spam.

Interestingly 2015 saw a 37% drop in received emails. Remaining unread emails at the end of the  year was significantly higher as well. Sent emails continued to decline.

Sent: 569
Received: 2703
Unread: 800

Visual representation of email since 2009

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Knot your flower

2014 Email Stats

Continuing the tradition of posting a yearly count of email stats, here are the numbers from this year. These numbers reflect only the emails from my personal email account after being filtered for spam.

Sent: 736
Recieved: 4303
Unread: 399

With the mountain of incoming emails it is easy to understand why I am so bad at responding to emails…

Here are the pretty charts:

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