December 26, 2017

A Retrospective on 2017

or Mostly Ups With Some Lingering Downs

As 2017 comes to an end, I find that I am compelled to write a retrospective on the year. I hope that there might be something useful, valuable, or at the very least, entertaining in these words for you.

It has taken me a few days to gather my thoughts and notes on what I think might be worth mentioning about my year. It would be rather presumptuous of me to assume you'd want to know everything. Therefore, it makes sense to try and distill…

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Web Development
November 27, 2017

I Started a Podcast

or the Awesome Stories Y'all Need to Hear

If you're not a fan of iTunes, you can listen either via the Second Career Devs website or on Soundcloud. Whatever way you can, I encourage you to listen, leave a review, and if you know of someone who'd be great on the show, please let me know!

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Web Development
November 10, 2017

Four Years In

Saturday, November 11th, marks my fourth year as a professional web developer. It's been a crazy journey. One that has already taken me further than I could have imagined. I wanted to take a moment and write down some of my thoughts about these four years.

Gratitude

The first thing that comes to…

October 31, 2017

Time Well Spent

or You Want to Learn From the Best, You Gotta Go Where the Best Are

Warning: This is not a technical post. This is an introspective post that you may or may not find useful. Thought you should know.

I have been thinking a lot lately about the future of my career, asking myself many quasi-existential questions. Questions where my life does not depend on their answers…

October 12, 2017

The Twitch Stream!

or How I Can Teach Others and Feel Less Lonely While Working on Side Projects

I want to let everyone know that I am now streaming on Twitch! Not this very moment of course (or maybe, depends when you read this), but at this general period of time.

I've made a channel over on Twitch and a few times a week I am going to do some #livecoding. I'm going to focus mostly on teaching…

September 07, 2017

Not All 'Just JavaScript' is the Same

I'm going to start this post with what will appear to be a tangent. I assure you, it's not.

My wife, wonderful as she is, is not a very technical person. She is very caring, though, and will often listen to me talk about the technical things I am working on. This often means I need to use metaphors…

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