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This page is part of the /now page movement. Last updated: May 1, 2023

[As soon as I have the time, I’m converting this to an RSS-only blog series. I just can’t stand using web pages as a white board, even though I thought I’d be ok with it…]

After asking around a bit, I signed up for a Mastodon account on Fosstodon. Thus far, the stuff I’ve seen there is interesting. As Twitter appears to edge closer to death—or at least irrelevance—I want to make sure I still have a good online community for tech and WordPress news/advice/chatter. Follow me at


April was a big month for me!

I launched three rounds of exciting updates on We’ve made improvements to link accessibility, keyboard accessibility, screen reader accessibility, and more! These changes were a long time coming, and it feels so good to make them, especially as hiking season starts soon. People will have an easier, more beautiful, and more useful experience finding hikes this year.

I also gave my first presentation at the Nonprofit Technology Conference, which was very exciting! That was a long time coming, and I thought it went well. I got some really nice feedback from folks. I was a virtual attendee but really hope to go in-person next year!

I’ve got other website redesigns going right now, both big and small, and will share details when I can.


I missed posting in April, which is a reflection of the pace of life these days.

We took a fun family trip to Portland where we stayed in a hotel, enjoyed the pool and continental breakfast, and gorged ourselves on good Portland foot. Mama Đút did not disappoint on our first trip, Nong’s Khao Man Gai, was as good as I remembered, and Obon Shokudo was a great discovery thanks to a friend who grabbed lunch with on the way out of town. (On the drive down, Burger King was extremely mediocre but we had a great time zooming the 1-year-old around in the very zippy and sturdy high chair!)

I had been running twice a week since January—a goal for the year—but feel off the wagon due to work, a conference, and taking care of sick people in the family. I got two short runs in last week, though, and I can’t wait to get back out in the nicer weather.