Been a little while since I’ve had the chance to update the IoT tinkering. In this update I went through and got Home Assistant up and running on Ubuntu 18.04 as well as configured it to use MQTT to receive sensor readouts.
I had first heard of the Ancient Lakes, WA from the Washington Trails Association page a year or so ago and knew it was a hike listed relatively close to the Tri-Cities. Finally had enough free time to go check it out this past weekend. After a couple hours on the road I had arrived there around 10 in the morning. The trip out was pretty much what was already described on the WTA article with the gravel road in good condition.
Just added the plugin for the editor and have been having a pretty good time with it so far. Really liking how easy its making it for me to customize the various parts of the post without having to hunt down the odd menu settings.
Been making some minor changes to the current wordpress theme- Twenty Seventeen. Learned more about creating child themes, adding stuff to the php files (mainly the functions.php), and modifying the theme’s CSS files.