Keith Wagner

Quarantine Update

Posted March 31, 2020 07:20 pm

Well, just like many others across the country and the world, I’m now practicing social distancing and staying home just about all the time. While I’m fortunate in that I have a job that allows me to work from home, I can’t help but to think of all those who aren’t as fortunate and have either lost their job or have to go to work and potentially put their health and life on the line. Doctors, nurses, first responders and others are braving this and they deserve nothing but praise and respect for working through these tough times.


Tracking My Fitness Journey

Posted January 21, 2020 07:30 pm

One of the things I’ve been trying to do while getting in shape is tracking my progress. Weight is obviously one of the metrics I track, but it’s not the only one.


Yearly Wrap-up and Retrospective: 2019

Posted January 5, 2020 07:00 pm

Another year has passed and it’s been a tradition of mine as of late to look back on the year that was to see what I hoped to have done, what I did, and where I might improve. I really wish I knew where 2019 went because it seemed to have just flown by. It seemed like it was just yesterday that I was writing about 2018, looking onward to 2019. Now 2019 is gone, the new decade has maybe? begun, and I’m a year older.


Reading List 9/23 - 9/29

Posted October 1, 2019 10:00 am

This week we look at a historical close call with our nuclear weapons, the OLPC laptop, the NSA going after ISIS, good CSS design tips, and ES2019.


Reading List 9/2 - 9/8

Posted September 8, 2019 10:00 am

This week I read about Firefox improving users’ privacy by default, why the GOP and conservatives are wrong about “censorship” on social media, nuclear energy, and a weird bit of tax policy.


Reading List 8/26 - 9/1

Posted September 3, 2019 10:00 am

This week I read about a spouse’s experience with the aftermath of an NFL career, Apple at least partially embracing the right-to-repair, and the benefits of code deletion.


Reading List 8/19 - 8/25

Posted August 25, 2019 10:00 am

This week I read about Javascript, jQuery, terraforming Mars, baseball cards and more.


Reading List 8/12 - 8/18

Posted August 18, 2019 10:00 am

This week I read about changes in the US Navy, another nuclear accident in Russia, a prank gone wrong, and more.


Continuing My Side Project & Learning React

Posted August 15, 2019 10:00 am

Lately, I’ve been making steady progress on my side project, which I’m currently calling Digital Family Cookbook. I’m making it as a content management system for cooking recipes. As I’ve mentioned previously, I’m writing it using Node.js, React, & GraphQL. It’s been quite a learning curve, but I’m definitely glad I’ve been working on it. The tools are pretty cool and easy-ish to use once you get used to the syntax and some of the idiosyncrasies of React and JSX.


Reading List 8/5 - 8/11

Posted August 11, 2019 10:00 am

I’ve decided to start this back up. Some interesting thoughts about making the data social media has on us transferrable, DIY Phone Farms, and a new software development podcast I’ve found.