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The pen is mightier than the pad - Sep.17.2016

My handwriting has been atrocious my entire life. I’m a lefty, so I constantly have to deal with smearing ink. Fortunately, as a developer, I can stick to the computer and use type. I still prefer using pen and paper to figure out dev and design prob...

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Programmer Disrupt - Nov.30.2015

I was having a conversation with a colleague of mine and we got on the topic of having to switch gears during the course of a work day, and how disruptive it can be.  Many programmers, once focused, get into a “groove” while coding where everyth...

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The Cloud doesn’t float on its own. - Jul.03.2012

This past weekend, AWS suffered a huge outage on its east coast data center located in Virginia, which resulted in a multitude of sites, such as Instagram and Pinterest, going down or becoming unresponsive. The main cause of this outage is ...

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Thoughts on Facebook Places - Aug.19.2010

So yesterday, facebook announced “Places”, its answer to foursquare, yelp,gowalla, etc.  The idea is the same as all the others, check into places via your mobile device and let your friends know about it, tag it, leave comments, the whole ...

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“Social” Meetups - Aug.19.2010

I’ve been thinking a lot about social the past few days, and naturally from that I began to think of social meetups.  We have tweetups, beerups, refreshes and all sorts of other things, and out of all the ones I’ve been to, I’ve noticed a centra...

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Why I Left Facebook. - Jun.21.2010

We all know that facebook is a behemoth. I’ve used it since it was www.thefacebook.com and in the beginning i loved it. It was a closed site that required you to be in college, and even then, that college had to be supported. That wouldn’t last for l...

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We're not really friends, you and I. - Feb.24.2010

While i was at wordcamp miami this weekend, i was listening to John James Jacoby of BuddyPress and what needed to be done to update it when he said something that kind of resounded in my head, when talking about the “Fri...

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Everything in its right place. - Jul.03.2009

Recently i’ve had a great opportunity at work to take on a new language.  Turn outs it what i’ve been looking for. My background in programming started off in high school in which i started off using an express version of Microsoft Frontpage ...

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