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Pippin Williamson

PHP developer and lover of fine beer

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Fiber internet, aka triumphs of rural broadband

Two years ago I wrote about the Trials and Triumphs of Rural Broadbad. The post detailed some of my experience in obtaining a decent internet connection in a pseudo rural part of central Kansas. In the end, after six months of work, my wife and I were able to get a decent connection that gave […]

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Black cherries in the Sandhills

Shortly after moving back to the central Kansas Sandhills, my dad and I discovered a Black Cherry tree in the woods near our house. At first we thought it was probably the only one but we then quickly discovered there were not only dozens of trees, but hundreds spread across a few acres. We found […]

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Green space

Abundant research has been done that shows the value of green space within our cities. The presence of green can have a profoundly positive effect on the mental and physical health of a city’s citizens. Unfortunately the total green space within cities tends to shrink as a population grows. While there are examples of cities […]

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Grace Hill Winery

As the brewery project my brother and I are working on progresses, the time comes to buy equipment, some of which includes a large series of wood barrels from wineries and distilleries from around the country. Today I drove to Grace Hill Winery, a local winery just an hour from the brewery, to pick up the […]

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Remember babbling brooks

At one time or another, we all face difficult decisions. Today I was faced with one of the most difficult and heart-wrenching decisions I’ve had put before me. Shortly after making a final decision, one that I’m sure will continue to haunt me for months to come, I remembered something I wrote many years ago. As poetry […]

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Hiking in O’Fallon Park

The Rocky mountains have a special place in my heart, having spent a lot of time exploring them during my childhood. To wrap up my trip to Denver for WordCamp Denver, 2016, my wife and I took our two kids for a short hike at O’Fallon Park, 45 minutes west of Denver.  It’s an area […]

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