Katy DeCorah

June 20, 2022
2022 Spring
The books, music, and recipes I enjoyed this spring.
June 16, 2022
A Zoom of one's own
On video calls, I receive a lot of compliments about my plant wall. Before the pandemic, people asked if my background is real live plants, and now they ask if it’s virtual.
June 1, 2022
Switch from Lambda to GitHub Actions
This year I migrated my scheduled bots (like Weatherbot and Weather status) from using AWS Lambda to GitHub Actions.
May 16, 2022
Last year, I met my goal of reading 52 books in 52 weeks and then some. I owe it all to audiobooks, mainly, but also Libby, friends with great book suggestions, Roxane Gay’s audacious book club, and learning that New York State residents can apply for a New York Public Library card.
March 20, 2022
2022 Winter
The books, music, and recipes I enjoyed this winter.
February 18, 2022
Pain au chocolat
As I write this, I have already eaten two pains au chocolat (chocolate croissants). Since I am new to having a fresh-out-of-the-oven croissant, it only seemed reasonable to try it twice.
January 26, 2022
Build your metadata library
Last year, I started to track new recipes I tried and books I read by saving their metadata to YAML files. I had already been saving Spotify playlists in the same way and then this year I started saving Wordle games. I have found something deeply gratifying about maintaining metadata libraries.
January 23, 2022
Doughnut holes
This weekend I made Molten Chocolate Doughnut Holes. Was it a cure for -15℉ morning? Maybe.
January 16, 2022
Wordle to yaml
I’m playing Wordle. I love a word puzzle and like many have been hooked by the daily game. I wrote wordle-to-yaml-action to archive my Wordle games to a yaml file.
December 31, 2021
Ballston Lake
The last day of 2021 was all fog, from sunrise to sunset. We were lucky to capture the fog at the Ballston Lake public dock.