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Eclectic Bedside Table

Eclectic Bedside Table
Bedside table support

Pia inherited a small antique file cabinet piece from a friend and immediately knew she wanted it to be a bedside table. Just the right size, and two small drawers with a sliding divider inside, make it the perfect fit next to her bed. But how to attach legs without having to make extensive changes to the old piece? Turns out the bottom of the cabinet is inset about 3/8" from the bottom of the sides. Inspiration struck: We can loosely rest the cabinet on a 3/8" plywood platform.

Run Your Drupal Site over HTTP/2 in 3 Easy Steps

Earlier this year the HTTP/2 protocol was ratified, and by now all major browsers are supporting it. HTTP/2 promises to speed up page load time by 12% to 47%, and has thus generated quite a bit of buzz in the web community. Most browsers will only support HTTP/2 over TLS, which makes encryption de facto mandatory, although the HTTP/2 standard itself does not require encryption. This raises the concern that implementing HTTP/2 is an exercise best left to highly technical folks.

Getting to know Drupal

Here are the presentation slides for my SANDcamp 2015 session Getting to know Drupal.

My site is slow - now what?

Here are the presentation slides for my SANDcamp 2015 session My Site is Slow - Now What?.

Choose your food wisely

Produce sticker codes tell you whether it is organic, conventional, or GMO

Even though California voters decided that they don't want labeling of food sourced from genetically modified organisms, you can still tell. Just learn the codes on the standard produce stickers and choose wisely.

A 5 digit code starting with 8 is GMO food - avoid. A 4 digit code is conventionally grown produce - keep moving. A 5 digit code starting with 9 is organic produce - bingo! It's as easy as that. I may just learn to love those stickers after all. (I have a long standing hatred of stickers on food and in my compost.)

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