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2021-03-04: Web Professionals is now offering a Remote Working Professional certification. Did you know? Remote workers make 8.3 percent more than non-remote workers with the same experience …

2021-03-04: One of the things I enjoy most about retirement is the opportunity to do what I want on my schedule. …

2021-02-27: Great afternoon for a walk. Did part of the East Peoria to Morton trail (Illinois). Roughly 4 miles.

2021-02-23: Another couple of photos from my walk in the woods at Farmdale Patk near Washington, IL this …

2021-02-23: Great day for a walk in the woods at Farmdale Park near Washington, IL. Trails were quite soggy with …

2021-02-23: Small turnout for Illinois primary voting today in Washington. I just voted and I was number 202. …

2021-02-22: One year ago today, my wife laid down for a nap. She never woke up and died 41 days later. Enjoy …

2021-02-18: Working with Watercolor Artist Photoshop Action Set. @AdobeCreate Central Illinois scarab beetle …

2021-02-18: Another attempt using Watercolor Artist Photoshop Action Set. @AdobeCreate Bolivian beetle …

2021-02-18: Touchdown confirmed. Just watched NASA live stream of Perseverance landing on Mars and first image …

2021-02-16: I am so ready for spring. Here is what my side deck looked like this morning. #centralIllinoisLife

2021-02-14: I am feeling a bit old today. My grandson drove me around town for the first time.

2021-02-13: Presently -4 in central Illinois. Wind chills make it feel like -25 to -30. Just came in from …

2021-02-12: Happy birthday Abe and Charlie. Both born Feb. 12, 1809

2021-02-09: Interesting article. A new form of magnetism.

2021-02-07: Might there be a bug in the weather app? How is it possible for 0 to be negative?

2021-02-07: Coldest morning of 2021 (so far). Wind chill makes it feel like 18 below. For those in warmer …

2021-02-04: Here is an interesting SPAM which made it past my filters this morning. Of course, the attachment is …

2021-02-03: February SANS OUCH newsletter is now available. Topic is what to do when you have been hacked. Full …

2021-01-30: Looks like we are due for a “wild ride” weather wise in central Illinois for the next few hours. …

2021-01-29: I found this article fascinating. Who knew that you could find well preserved beetles inside wood …

2021-01-28: Interesting web page. Click on any bird and you can hear them. Since I can’t get out for walks …

2021-01-26: Looks like I had an overnight visitor. Keep in mind I live one block from the city center. Critters …

2021-01-25: This is a rather novel error. Never seen this before. Me thinks someone did not fully test. It is …

2021-01-21: Another calendar observation. Today is the 21st day of the 21st year of the 21st century. Wow!

2021-01-20: Just noticed today’s date. I think this is the first palindrome of the year 1-20-21

2021-01-18: Refreshing a few dusty brain cells today. Modified local hosts file to test the new server. …

2021-01-15: I have officially started the migration process to a new server. 35 domains and sub domains with …

2021-01-14: Beginning the process of migrating to a new hosting provider for my many domains and sub domains. It …

2021-01-13: I ask out of curiousity - what new JavaScript frameworks are you investigating this year? And, why …

2021-01-12: It is great to see the sun today. I believe this is the first sunny day in 2021 in central Illinois. …

2021-01-11: Thought this was unusual packaging. Note transparent nature of container. Angie - thanks. I am …

2021-01-07: Farmdale Park near Washington, IL today. Trails were quite slick.

2021-01-07: More central Illinois photos today. Little thawing so far.

2021-01-07: Thought I would post a few more central Illinois winter wonderland photos. Went for another drive …

2021-01-06: Just came across this article from a couple years ago. Interesting read. Who invented moveable type? …

2021-01-06: AI is impressive/ scary at the same time. DALL-E is a pretty interesting example. Spoiler alert - AI …

2021-01-05: I have to share one of the “gag gifts” I got from my son and daughter-in-law at Christmas. Yes, I …

2021-01-04: I like this overview regarding ordering CSS properties . Many thanks to @redcrew for making me aware …

2021-01-03: Winter wonderland in central Illinois today. Here are a few photos from yard and a drive I took in …

2021-01-03: Somehow I missed this – Space Needle in Seattle – ushering in 2021. Incredible virtual experience. …

2021-01-02: Quite the ice storm/ welcome to 2021 in central Illinois.

2021-01-02: Walking Decided last year to track the steps and miles I walk each day. For 2020, I walked 2,352.3 miles …

2021-01-01: Happy #2021. As we begin 2021, let’s remember that we have 365 days to make new mistakes. And we …

2020-12-31: First post in a long time. Still recovering from eye surgeries & procedures. Burning a candle …

2020-11-07: Finally!

2020-07-31: I will be going silent for a while due to medical issues. I appreciate your understanding. I will …

2020-07-27: Happy birthday grandson. You are growing up so fast. I hope you have a great day!

2020-07-13: Went for a nature hike this morning. Everett Dirksen Park near Pekin, Illinois. Who knew there would …

2020-06-18: Felt like I was visiting deserts in the southwest even though I never left Illinois. Here are some …

2020-04-29: Did a bit of playing with twirl effects in Photoshop today. Original “bird of paradise” flower was …

2020-04-22: A few sidewalk art photos I encountered on my morning walks recently. Hope you enjoy.

2020-04-22: When you realize you live in rural America. I encountered this view while walking within our city …

2020-04-10: I want to share some photos of our 2019-2020 Hawaii trip. Here is a chance to see a bit of Hawaii. …

2020-04-08: I know these are tough times for many. As I struggle through as well, I take solace in the small …

2020-04-05: Today would have marked the start of the 6th week my wife was in the hospital. She passed away …

2020-02-12: Happy birthday Charlie and Abe (Feb. 12, 1809)!

2020-02-08: Good overview article on color theory and contrast ratios by @teleject Should be especially useful …

2020-02-07: Interesting article - why mosquitos find your warm blood so appealing.

2020-02-06: Our next central Illinois Web Professionals group meeting will happen on Tuesday, February 11 at 6 …

2020-02-05: February SANS OUCH newsletter is now available. Focus is on social media privacy. Disclosure - I am …

2020-01-28: The one that got away (and there is fossil evidence). Squid - pterosaur battle evidence. Short …

2020-01-28: For those using the free Avast AV program, this article might be worth reading. Reminder, if you …

2020-01-23: Great article - Standards for Writing Accessibly #a11y (also applies to writing in general, in my …

2020-01-22: Just learned that Google has plans to do away with 3rd party cookies in Chrome. Curious to see how …

2020-01-21: Just learned about the Clark center (free cybersecurity curriculum). Statistics on bottom of their …

2020-01-19: This has been an interesting experience. Tried to update a Creative Cloud app (Audition in this …

2020-01-16: Indeed - PayPal was kind enough to let me know about some unusual activity on my account. I would …

2020-01-14: Priority of methods for labeling a control. Good overview article by Adrian Roselli. #a11y

2020-01-11: Discussing Micro.blog on Tuesday, January 14, 2020. Details can be found on our Meetup page. If you …

2020-01-08: Latest SANS OUCH newsletter is now available. Subject is digital inheritance. Something no one wants …

2020-01-03: Good morning Hawaii. Looking forward to another great day on the big island.

2020-01-01: High surf as we start 2020 on the Kona Coast. This is a swimming pool/ tidal pond today.

2020-01-01: ‪As 2019 draws to a close, Jeri and I wish everyone a happy 2020 from the Kona Coast of the big …

2019-12-24: Merry Christmas to all. From Jeri and Mark DuBois

2019-12-22: Trying out a browser I recently found (and it is based on Mozilla, not Chrome). Cliqz (what are your …

2019-12-21: Grumble. 218 million “Words with Friends” players data reportedly stolen in Zynga hack. …

2019-12-19: Fun fact on this cold December morning - there is only one endemic species of insect in Antarctica. …

2019-12-18: Another useful resource - Easy WP Guide (also has been recently updated for WordPress 5.3).

2019-12-18: Looks useful - front end developers handbook. Anyone have experience with this?

2019-12-17: Good overview article on getting started with web performance. Article includes an overview of the …

2019-12-16: I know this will shock many, but the FBI has determined Russian apps may be a counterintelligence …

2019-12-13: This has got to be one of the “best” sites I have encountered in quite some time. …

2019-12-12: This seems to be an interesting approach - turn JSON into URL friendly strings. JSONCrush (project …

2019-12-11: Since I am on a roll with humorous articles today, here is another. This time a comic (instead of a …

2019-12-11: This is a great article to read (and it has a number of humorous photos to make various points) …

2019-12-10: This was definitely news to me. The elaborate structures on treehoppers (Membracidae) use wing genes …

2019-12-09: Who knew? Apparently some plants make ultrasonic sounds when they are stressed.

2019-12-08: Jim Thatcher passed away yesterday (December 7, 2019). Although I never met him in person, he was a …

2019-12-07: Just learned that Adobe acquired Oculus Medium. Curious to see what 3D magic happens now. …

2019-12-06: Great article by @AaronGustafson on A List Apart on “Caching Strategies in the Age of …

2019-12-05: Just finished reading “That Wild Country” by Mark Kenyon. Excellent book which clearly reminds all …

2019-12-05: HTTP Archive’s 2019 “State of the Web” report makes for some interesting reading.

2019-12-04: December, 2019 SANS OUCH! newsletter is now available. Focus is on messaging/ smishing attacks. …

2019-12-04: Common Weakness Enumeration top 25 most dangerous software errors. As 2019 closes, I am amazed that …

2019-12-03: Wonder about color contrast? Just learned about WhoCanUse.com (try out different color …

2019-12-03: Nice overview article about Gutenberg (block editor in WordPress) accessibility (#a11y). …

2019-12-02: “One always has time enough, if one will apply it well.” – Johann Wolfgang von …

2019-12-02: Nice overview article (with video and audio examples) - What is a screen reader?

2019-12-01: Just finished reading “Dance of the Dung Beetles.” Learned that one species, Thorectes …

2019-11-30: Just learned about ZenScrape.com visual web scraping tool (yes, there is a free version). There is …

2019-11-29: Just finished reading the book “Sandworm: A New Era of Cyberwar and the Hunt for the …

2019-11-27: NYPD fingerprint database touched by ransomware. Details in this short article

2019-11-26: This article is well worth reading. It confirms many things I have been thinking about for some …

2019-11-25: I support the Contract for the Web, do you? The web is one of the most powerful tools we’ve ever had to transform our lives for the better. …