Spicy Garlic Dill Pickles

Jars of pickles

Besides making hot sauce, another kitchen staple I like to have on hand are pickles. These are relatively easy to make and the spiciness of the peppers combined with the zesty garlic and dill really make these delicious. They last quite a while in the fridge and will perk up any dish as a side.

Chasing Waterfalls

Finally got to get out and kayak a little bit after the state’s parks opened back up. It was great to get some much-needed vitamin D and get some exercise. It had rained so much recently that the area around the falls where we had previously walked was now high enough that larger boats were able to pull right up to them.

Can I Kayak?

Can I Kayak home page screenshot

Or more specifically, “Can I Kayak the Harpeth River in Tennessee, Generally?”

Icebreakers

My team at work begins each planning session with an icebreaker– it’s a great way to get to know everyone a little better, especially since we are all remote and located around the globe. Each time it’s my turn to come up with a question, I end up googling for “icebreaker questions” and have to sort through decent ones (“What skill do you think everyone should have?") to semi-not-great-for-work-ones (“Name something you hate about your boss.") to inappropriate ones (“What do you like best about women’s bodies?") to outright illegal ones (“Are you religious?").

Cozumel Scuba Diving

Eric and Rachel diving

Rachel and I set off for Cozumel to do some drift diving and have some R & R. Unbeknownst to her, I was also planning on proposing to her during this trip.

Dominican Republic Scuba Diving

Rachel & Eric diving

Rachel’s inaugural dive! We traveled to Punta Cana and went out for a day of diving.

Belize Scuba Diving

Sharks!

Diving in Belize was amazing. I ventured out to the Blue Hole as well as a few other sites near the Half Moon Caye nautral monument.

Aruba Scuba Diving

View from my room

First day for diving! I met the divemasters who would be with me for the rest of the trip, Allen and Canicio. Allen would be guiding me and a handful of other folks who were there for the “Discover Scuba Diving” course, a way for people to experience scuba diving without having to get certified first.

Half Hour Hot Sauce

Hot sauce

Fresh hot sauce is easy to make and is an enjoyable process, at least for me. All you need is some veggies and some vinegar. Here’s how I made my most recent batch.

Git Bisect and You

git bisect can be extremely helpful for tracking down changes that were created, but you’re not exactly sure where or when. An example– I tried to create a new feature on an existing page, and after clicking a button, a modal window opened and immediately closed. I knew it used to work properly at some point, but it wasn’t now.