August 21, 2018
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Let Me Tell You About This Cat

The events of this story took place several months ago, but let me tell you, they are as vivid to me now as they were then. It's going to sound a bit ridiculous, but I had a chance encounter with a cat that I don't think I'll forget for the rest of my life. I'm hoping you'll find the story quite…
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February 05, 2018
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I am often asked to share the story of how I went from being a Christian pastor to a software engineer. Now that I've started Second Career Devs , I am being asked this question so often that I thought it wise to write it down and answer it once and for all. Where I Believe the Story Begins Unlike…
December 29, 2017
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My goals in no particular order are: Get Better at Prolific Creation, Worse at Prolific Consumption This thought has been on my mind a lot lately. It's a bit too easy to be a prolific consumer these days. Youtube, Netflix, Twitter, Facebook, Slack, Discord, tutorials (yes, learning can be thrown in…
December 26, 2017
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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…
November 27, 2017
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Back in September, I tweeted: I'm proud to say that I finally was able to launch the podcast. I welcome you to follow Second Career Devs on iTunes and subscribe. 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…
November 10, 2017
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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
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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…
September 07, 2017
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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…
August 02, 2017
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Update: I eventually committed every day for a year. I don't think it was worth it. I want to say this up front, I did not intend to do this. I never had a plan to get a streak of commits going. Frankly, I noticed that I had done it naturally for a few weeks and decided to keep it up. Now it's…
July 12, 2017
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Recently at an interview I was asked to write a custom component from scratch with vanilla JavaScript. I thought I'd take a few minutes to write part of that code for you. It's not as scary as it might seem at first. There are three basic parts to any DOM element: the type of element it is, any…
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