Mary Knize

As a little kid I made little programs on the TRS-80. I spent my teenage years viewing source code, and learned how to reverse-engineer websites. Now I'm a Development Team Lead at BlueToad doing full-stack development with JavaScript and PHP on a daily basis.

I'm currently working on sharpening my skills in web accessibility, learning Rust, and tinkering with IoT and home automation projects. I also make generative and glitch art. I also love cooking and baking, and sometimes I add new recipes to my blog.

Latest Blog Posts

Moving my blog from Netlify to Gatsby Cloud

Employing Reactive Site Generation on my site by moving from Netlify to Gatsby Cloud

Thai Coconut Ramen

Quick and easy coconut curry ramen noodles.

Creating a Wordle command line clone in Rust

Hopping on the Wordle craze a little too late, I decided to create a command-line Wordle clone in Rust called NOT THAT WORD GAME.

Updating drivers again for Ubuntu 21.10

How updating to Ubuntu 21.10 and the Linux 5.13 kernal broke the Realtek 8812au driver for my Wi-Fi dongle and how I fixed it.

Shape packing with P5.js

Generating non-overlapping shapes that fill an area with P5.js.

3D printing generative art with P5.js and Blender

How I use P5.js, Inkscape, Blender, and Cura to create simple 3D prints of computer-generated art.

Things I did in 2021

Accomplishments, achievements, and random things I did in the past year.

Book Review: 'The Immortalists' by Chloe Benjamin

My review of the novel 'The Immortalists'.

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Featured Posts

Creating a Wordle command line clone in Rust

Hopping on the Wordle craze a little too late, I decided to create a command-line Wordle clone in Rust called NOT THAT WORD GAME.

3D printing generative art with P5.js and Blender

How I use P5.js, Inkscape, Blender, and Cura to create simple 3D prints of computer-generated art.

Things I did in 2021

Accomplishments, achievements, and random things I did in the past year.

Rust, WebAssembly, and FCKed Editor, a cursed markdown editor

Another intentionally useless website! This time, I'm using Rust to create a markdown parser that returns emojified text.

Quick and dirty fan hacking with a Raspberry Pi and a 433MHz transmitter

How I made a quick prototype to control my remote-controlled fan with my phone in less than two hours.

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Favorite Recipes

Grogu's Half-Batch Macarons

A smaller recipe that makes enough macarons for two or three people.

Mary's Famous Vegetarian Biscuits and Gravy

I've been making these vegetarian biscuits and gravy for over a year. The recipe is constantly evolving, but always delicious.

Easy One-Pot French-Style Scrambled Eggs

Easy and delicious creamy and buttery scrambled eggs.

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Currently Reading

Star Wars: The Princess and the ScoundrelThe Joy of x: A Guided Tour of Math, from One to Infinity

2022 Reading List

Shadow of the SithJackpot: How the Super-Rich Really Live—and How Their Wealth Harms Us AllCode: The Hidden Language of Computer Hardware and SoftwareOne Hundred Years of SolitudeHow to Be Perfect: The Correct Answer to Every Moral QuestionThe Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good LifeStar Wars: Thrawn Ascendancy #3: Lesser EvilSmarter Faster Better: The Secrets of Being Productive in Life and BusinessHit Makers: The Science of Popularity in an Age of DistractionStar Wars: Thrawn Ascendancy #2: Greater GoodStar Wars: Thrawn Ascendancy #1: Chaos Rising