O beatissime lector, lava manus tuas et sic librum adprehende, leniter folia turna, longe a littera digito pone.*

A lot of moving parts are inherent to the development of a blog, journal, website, or other digital artifact. This describes the tools and components used, and the usage rights applied in the development, management, and publishing of Tandem Realty's digital presence. This page also contains our brief privacy policy.

Your Privacy

We use MailChimp to manage subscribers and a mailing list. We will not sell your data and we will not abuse the relationship we have with you by bludgeoning you with spam and offers for services and such (we will lightly reach out to you). We'll keep the relationship to news and occassional announcements and the occasional plea for business. If you feel we are pinging you too much, please send us feedback. Your data will stay with us except for the data MailChimp needs to operate. They promise something similar (not to abuse this data). Check out their privacy policy here:

We're just a husband-wife real estate team who sometimes writes about stuff. Some of you find our ramblings interesting enough to subscribe. We appreciate your interest. That's the extent of our privacy policy. We just hope you enjoy our photos, ramblings, and whatnot. Have a wonderful day. And . . . if you ever need to buy or sell a home . . . :)

Content Licensing

    Only one thing is impossible for God:
    To find any sense in any copyright law on the planet.
    —Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain)

Unless otherwise indicated, all content found published to this website is available under the Creative Commons Attribution NonCommercial ShareAlike 4.0 International license, or any later version.

A summary of the terms of this license is available, as well as its detailed terms.

Rights associated to the trademarks and service marks of In Tandem and Tandem Realty, as well as the look and feel of this website, are not licensed under the terms mentioned above. However, we support you making full use of your rights under fair use, fair dealing and other exceptions and limitations.

Technical Construction

Basic Infrastructure

Development Tools

  • Todd's laptop: Fedora Linux workstation
  • Image manipulation: GIMP and Inkscape
  • Offline document creation and brainstorming: Joplin
    Instructions for installing Joplin on Fedora Linux can be found here.

Images, Text and Fonts, Color Pallet

Image formatting

JPG and PNG predominate. Complex imagery is generally sourced from a SVG graphic developed using Inkscape and perhaps tweaked by GIMP.

Image dimensions for the website

  • Article header images and those that span the breadth of an article: 800px wide.
  • Cover: TBD
  • Icon: 60x60px
  • Logo: 600x72px
  • Profile: 600x600px
  • Post/Entry images: 1000px+ for full width
    . . . more to come . . .

Content formatting

This site's content (articles and blog/journal entries) is developed offline (see Joplin above) and formatted as Markdown, which is then uploaded directly to the Ghost platform CMS with little or no adjustment.


Content fonts are customized, but most other fonts are governed by the chosen Ghost platform.

Main content: Crimson Pro

Monospaced content: Fira Mono

Headers: Fira Sans Book

Other fonts will be applied dependent on article or use case.

Ghost publishing platform theme

Current theme: Casper theme (heavily modified). Other themes are currently being explored (the Casper theme is really only fine for extremely simplistic websites).

The site structure has been customized to lead with a landing page. While pages remain pages, /blog/ follows native blog-ish structure.

General color palette

Shades of gray with occasional splashes of color. Dark surrounding background. Light foreground (content region). Black text.


The Chicago Manual of Style is adhered to, until it is not.

* Translation: "O most gracious reader, wash your hands and touch the book only like this: turn the pages softly and keep your finger far away from the text". —source: Colophon (publishing), Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia

Published November 27, 2019 || Updated May 18, 2020