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From Albright to Albright

January 15, 2021 — Gideon Mayhak

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We interrupt our regular broadcast to bring you a late Christmas treat: a new addition to the CD collection--by an artist I hadn't heard of before--received as a gift.

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Tags: cd-listening, christmas, music

Photo calendar, 2021

December 31, 2020 — Gideon Mayhak

This year, I decided to start what I hope will be an annual tradition: a photo calendar sent to friends and family. If you did not receive one, please don't be offended: I kept the list fairly short because of the cost of printing and shipping. However, let me know if you'd like one, and I'll gladly have one printed for you.

In the meantime, I figured I'd share the photos here.

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Tags: meet-the-mayhaks, new-year, photography

Season's greetings, 2020

December 24, 2020 — Gideon Mayhak

Sarah and I celebrate Christmas in a fairly traditional way: trees, lights, presents. She carefully arranges our commemorative ornaments on the main tree, and I set up an aluminum Christmas tree from my dad's childhood. Most years, Sarah puts together a nice card to send out to friends and family, and I thought I'd share a digital copy on this blog.

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Tags: christmas, meet-the-mayhaks, photography

Adding a simple dark blog theme using CSS

December 22, 2020 — Gideon Mayhak

I've started using dark themes on some of the devices I use, including my phone, and I was struck by my blog's default black-on-white theme when viewed at night. I like the ligher theme as a default, but I wanted to accommodate folks (including myself) who prefer a less bright look.

Since I've gotten used to some sites automatically adjusting based on the device's theme settings, I figured I'd see if it would be easy enough to do the same for my blog. Here's my bare minimum attempt at implementing it using only Cascading Style Sheets (CSS).

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Tags: blog-info, how-to

From Computer Magic to Costa

December 19, 2020 — Gideon Mayhak

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More of my CDs and why I have them. These sort of hit on opposite ends of my life, from recent adulthood to early childhood.

WARNING: This episode may contain a tangent of love.

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Tags: cd-listening, meet-the-mayhaks, music

From CAKE to Cars

December 11, 2020 — Gideon Mayhak

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This time, we have two bands from the collection. One I have a little, one I have a lot. Don't be fooled by the CDs that I've got: I'm still, I'm still avoiding disc rot.

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Tags: cd-listening, meet-the-mayhaks, music

Migrating to CentOS Stream

December 08, 2020 — Gideon Mayhak

A short one to talk about moving my server to CentOS Stream. This is precipitated by the recent announcement that the traditional CentOS Linux releases that followed official RHEL releases will be going away by the end of next year as they focus on CentOS Stream that precedes RHEL releases.

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Tags: how-to, server-info

From Bowie to Brubeck

December 03, 2020 — Gideon Mayhak

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This one brings us two artists who shouldn't need any introduction, and about whom I feel woefully underqualified to write. As with previous entries, I'll focus mostly on what they mean to me and how their albums made it into my CD collection.

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Tags: cd-listening, meet-the-mayhaks, music