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Started a new podcast! My co-host @cleverdevil wrote an intro about the podcast over on his site. Take a read and check out our podcast, We talk about tech, family, faith and more.

Two Dads Talking, Episode 1: The Kids' Funk

In the premiere episode, Jonathan and Eddie embark on an epic journey of talking. Along the way they discuss themselves and their families, salivate over new iPad Pros, attempting to sleep a full night despite being fathers, getting derailed talking about their pets and how they influence their families, and finally why they don’t want to give Google information on their website visitors.

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@Luke is enjoying his new Gingerbread Man teether
Took some fall family photos Luke Ash
Even the incredible’s need to sleep 😴
I know we’re supposed to gain an extra hour tonight, but with a baby I feel like we don’t really gain an extra hour, it just means either Ash or I have to spend an extra hour in the night time awake 🥴
The youngest IndieWebCamp remote attendee at IndieWebCamp Berlin: 3 months and 6 days old and already learning how to display responses on his website.
Halloween Parade for Luke! at Villages Of Urbana Community Center with Luke and Ash.
For those that were concerned I would turn into an ice sculpture, I would like to assure everyone that my house’s heat is fixed 😅
Uh oh... the furnace decided to stop working this morning... 😦
Watching Luke’s first episode of The Flash together. 🤗
Saw a bunny on our walk 🐰 with Ash and Luke.
Here’s a kitten... everyone loves kittens 😁 At least I do
Teaching @Luke how to take @Ash out. It’s never too early to start training them 😁 at The Greene Turtle
Went for @Luke’s first walk around the neighborhood, as the weather has finally cooled down more like fall than summer. Ash
@Luke, @Ash and my first Starbucks outing #family at Starbucks
Couldn’t sleep because of the little man. Took him downstairs only to be greeted by a centipede on the wall that I had to kill and shortly after that a big huge black and yellow spider hanging out in our garage. My monster killing duties are done for the evening 💤
Excited to have picked up our Equinox today!! First car I’ve ever purchased, and first car that my wife and I have purchased since we’ve been married.

30 and Counting, Episode 16: Trying out Over-the-Air TV

In this episode, I talk about trying out Over-the-Air broadcasts and other options to replace my family's cable TV subscription.

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The theme music is Day 90 of Aaron Parecki’s 100 Days of Music project.

August 2018 Monthly Review

TL;DR: Luke turned one month old, purchased a new car, joined a book street team and built a new resume site.


Purchased a Chevy Equinox

We found and purchased a Chevy Equinox for our growing family, but it won’t arrive at our dealer until early in September. I’ll have some photos in the next monthly review.

Luke turned one month old

Look turned one month old and we took a small photo shoot.

Got accepted onto the Rise of the Mystics Street Team

Ted Dekker, my favorite author, is releasing a new book in October and I got accepted on as part of the street team. I’m super excited and I got an early release version of the new book!

Built a new Resume site

I built a new resume site that is integrated with my standard website here, rather than having a separate website like I used to.

Enjoyed grilling

Enjoyed the summer by grilling, especially some steaks!

Podcasts Recorded

Due to the birth of my son, I did not have as much time as normal to do podcasts. I recorded and published 1 episode of 30 and Counting. I also recorded the first episode of a new podcast that I have yet to announce. Hopefully that will be announced and published in September.

Episode 15: The Hardest Experience Ever

In this episode, I talk about the hardest experience I’ve had and what it means for us as humans.

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Articles Written

I wrote 3 articles in August.

Thinking through hooks versus event callbacks

I have tried to keep my website's functionality pretty separate and clean, but there are definitely some areas I want to clean up. First is my "routing" modules that create and respond to the individual url calls. Second is my Micropub handling code.

July Monthly Review

My first child was born, Luke Timothy Hinkle! Ash and I celebrated our 5th year anniversary, I started writing two blog series, bought a HomePod and was a guest on a Podcast!

How I send webmentions to

If you use completely from the native apps, everything works smoothly. If you communicate via the IndieWeb through webmentions, everything (mostly) works smoothly. But there is a big hiccup that is still being worked out when you communicate via Webmentions to The current functionality is described here, however it's not exhaustive and it doesn't work 100% of the time.



For the month of August, I tracked my mood between 1 and 5 every evening. My average mood for the month of June was 3.5, which is a bit lower than normal. There are two factors that can account for that. First, I missed 11 days of mood tracking which if they were 4 or 5 days probably would have greatly adjusted my mood. Also, with a newborn baby this month, my wife and I haven’t been sleeping well. Lack of sleep could have had a negative effect on my mood. In September, I’d like to start tracking my mood 3 times a day, In the morning, afternoon and before bed.


My average sleep in August was 8 hours and 25 minutes, which is interestingly increased from my normal average of 8 hours a night. Not sure if this is accurate or if this is a glitch from the fact that I haven’t been wearing my Apple Watch as often. My average bedtime is 1:30 AM which is not that different than normal.

Running Miles

I didn’t do any running this month.


Uh oh, I didn’t take any Multivitamins this month.


I logged a total of 79 items that I drank in August. Of those, 69 were cans of Mt. Dew. I only drank 1 bottle of water, which is pretty bad and very far from my target. Besides that I drank Dr. Pepper, a Mocha Frappuccino and a Lemonberry Slush.


I logged 135 items that I ate in August. Some of the items I ate were: Doritos, Ham Sandwich, Cavatappi and Meatballs, Olive Garden House Salad, Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies, Drumsticks Ice Cream Cones and lots of Chicken Alfredo!


My average weight in August was 144.01 which is a decrease from July which was 145.67 lbs. Probably nothing to note unless I lose weight again next month.



In total, I watched 165 tv show episodes this month. I started watching season 2 of Santa Clarita Diet and 13 Reasons Why. Ashley and I binged Beverly Hills, 90210 seasons 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9 and started season 10. We also started season 8 of Suits. I watched season finales for Marvel’s Cloak and Dagger, SEAL Team, Quantico, Designated Survivor, 9-1-1, The Good Doctor and Altered Carbon.


I watched a couple movies that were just playing on the tv: Footloose, The Pacifier and The Pregnancy Pact.


I am working on finishing the 49th Mystic so that I can start the sequel: Rise of the Mystics.


I listened to 120 podcast episodes this month. I’m working on setting up so that my website can show me which shows I enjoyed the most.