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This site was originally created as a learning exercise. Then I decided to post some things. Then I quit. Then I started back again.

Hi, I’m James. Welcome to my website. I work in manufacturing. I’ve held positions as a manufacturing engineer, engineering manager, and quality assurance manager, but I’ve been in corporate management for some time now. That means I no longer work on the fun stuff. I make up for that through my hobbies. I have wonderful children that want to learn everything. I have to stay on my toes to keep up with them. I enjoy robotics and that has pushed my interest in design, mechatronics, and most recently, 3D printing. My main printer is a Prusa MK3S. I post some of my designs and prints at PrusaPrinters.org.

Everything I post, both blogs and projects is free forever. If you like my work and want to show your support you can offset some of the hosting costs by donating at paypal.me/jwhevans or you can help keep me caffeinated at buymeacoffee.com/jwhevans. You can be assured that I will use 100% of the proceeds from the first link to support this site and development of new projects. I might buy beer with proceeds from the second link.

The site has changed regularly since its inception. I like to tinker with things and I’m never happy with the style. One thing is constant. My domains are always registered with Hover. Here’s a short change log in reverse chronological order:

v0.4 - 2020

  • Hosting: linode
  • Server: nginx
  • Software: statically generated by hugo
  • Theme: fork of anubis
  • Power: grid

v0.3 - 2020

  • Hosting: local raspberry pi 4
  • Server: nginx
  • Software: statically generated by hugo
  • Theme: anubis theme by Dmitry Kolosov
  • Power: solar

v0.2 - 2019

  • Hosting: local raspberry pi 4
  • Server: nginx
  • Software: statically generated by static-purity
  • Theme: generic css theme
  • Power: solar

v0.1 - 2017

  • Hosting: linode
  • Server: apache
  • Software: dynamically generated by Wordpress
  • Theme: twenty-seventeen
  • Power: grid

If you want to chat or have a comment I am on Twitter and Micro.blog.

A note on affiliate links: I like to read and I post the books I am currently reading. I also post a yearly recap of books that I have read. I link to Bookshop.org, a book seller that supports local booksellers in your area. I may receive a small commission if you purchase a book through a link on this site.