New Website
It’s been almost 4 years since I last posted to a blog. I’ve been learning quite a bit over the past couple of years, so I thought I might give it another shot. Some of the things that I’d like to write about: Go (golang) Docker Kubernetes Dotnet Core IdentityServer OAuth and OpenID Connect Also, I’m ditching Wordpress in favor of a static site generator. Specifically, I’m using Hugo.
Trying out Windows Live Writer
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Scott Hanselman has been trumpeting Windows Live Writer for some time now. I’ve been hesitant to try it out because I’m a control freak and I was convinced that Live Writer wouldn’t do things correctly. Well, he blogged about it again today so I’m giving it a try (with this post). It was the comments on his post that swayed me. Live Writer has improved quite a bit since last time I tried it. is new
website has been updated. It’s something I’m messing around with, along the lines of a “lifestream”. I don’t like to call it that, however, because it’s not my “life”. It’s really just a summary of my online activity.
What I’m Working On
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Here’s what I’m working on What I worked on. Right now it’s just a basic display of feeds from some of my social networks. I’d like to fancy it up a bit at some point, perhaps with some nice jQuery tooltips. I’m using the SimplePie PHP library to fetch the feeds (each one asynchronously). The design is borrowed from Popurls. I know it’s not that interesting, but it’s fun for me.
Welcome to
This will be the new home of my “blog”. I have moved it here for several reasons. Mainly, the novelty of personal blogging has worn out and I’d really like to try out some cool new stuff on my base domain ( That’s not to say I’ll never write anything again. I’ll continue to update this blog on occasion. It’s just that I’ll be shifting focus to some other experimental things, like aggregating my web activity for display, showing photo albums, etc. Again
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I updated my page. See it here.
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This is basically what I wanted to do with my web site. I wonder if I should just relinquish and call my new home?
I Know…
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…this web site is way out of date. I’m working on a replacement that is less of a blog and more of an aggregator. It’s slow going due to my lack of free time lately, but it will be here one day. Meanwhile, try the links in the header for more up to date Kevin data. What’s going on? We’re attempting to sell our house and move closer in to Portland.
New Look
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I found the Aeros wordpress theme, downloaded it, made some modifications, added my photos/movies/music widget, and here it is! I’ve only tested in Firefox 3 and Internet Explorer 7. The font looks a bit strange in IE7… Anyway, I’ll be fiddling with it some more over time. Let me know if something doesn’t look right in your browser. I know the sidebar isn’t very elegant (especially the photos/movies/music links). I am soooo bad at design.
BitNami WordPress Stack
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I’ve just installed the BitNami WordPress Stack on my laptop and it was so easy, and so cool! After the install, I had a fully functioning WordPress up and running locally – complete with Apache, MySql, and PHP. After installation, I exported all of the data from and imported it locally – again, super easy. As a result, I have a copy of my web site running locally that I can play around with.
Thinking About Another Redesign
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I’ve been pretty happy with the current state of, but I think it’s time for a redesign. I would like to de-emphasize the blogging portion of the site and instead create something more like a portal. I use quite a few web sites that provide activity feeds (Facebook, Delicious, Amazon, Netflix,, and Flickr to name a few). Since I rarely blog anything of interest, I’m thinking that the main content on cleverswine.
I’ve added a long overdue feature to a Contact form. Now you can actually contact me via email from this web site. You can use the Contact link in the navigation bar at the top, or just click here. The page is sort of ugly at the moment. I might pretty it up at some point.
Wedding Update
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Location We’ll be looking at two potential wedding locations this weekend. Our preference is for an outdoor ceremony, so that’s where we are starting. First, we’ll be looking at the Abernathy Center in Oregon City. We like the photos we’ve seen. There are lots of gardens and gazebos and we would have the reception outdoors under a large tent. Second, we’ll be looking at Viewpoint Inn in Corbett. This place is really nice and upscale, and has a fabulous view.
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I finally joined the revolution. You can see all of the music that I listen to on right side of my page. I realize that the page loads much slower, but the cool factor is worth the wait. My name is dolcex if you want to be my friend.
You Can Text Message Me
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I added a tool to the side bar on the right from which you can send a text message to my cell phone. Pretty cool, eh?
Another New Theme
I’ve always wanted to go with a dark theme for my web site, but, as I’ve said before, I’m not a designer. Well, I happened upon a giant list of themes that I could use, and so I chose one. What do you think? I personally like it better than the last one.

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