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Fitness Technology

Weightlifting Cheatsheet

I’m procrastinating real work, so here’s a project I made that I’ve wanted for a while. Alex’s Max Cheatsheet

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Technology

You Need a Mustache

Our household recently switched to You Need a Budget (YNAB) after many years of using Mint. YNAB is missing a report I’d find useful: Savings Rate. That metric is the most important consideration in Mr. Money Mustache’s “Shockingly Simple Math Behind Early Retirement”. YNAB has a well-documented API so I was thinking of making a […]

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Daily Coding Problem

I signed up at dailycodingproblem.com and I’m posting my solutions in a Codepen.io collection. Four questions in, three were not tough at all and one completely stumped me. I bought this book to compensate: Introduction to Algorithms, Second Edition I got an old edition because it’s 20% the price and but it’s the same edition […]

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Sticker Game

When I went solo, I felt good to sticker up my laptop again. For Christmas my wife got me the kick-ass React and elePHPant stickers seen below.

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Warming Up with Coding Cardio

One of my favorite resources to point front-end people to is Wes Bos’s JavaScript30 course on YouTube. In particular two of the videos which he calls “Array Cardio.” While most of the videos are little projects you can make in about 30 minutes, those two days have less of a result and are mostly about […]

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Life Technology WordPress

What You Do and How You Do It

When examining my career, I describe most of my efforts both ways. It’s why I’ve pushed so hard to improve on a craft I believe in. Until today I don’t think I’ve ever sold myself that way. What I do: WordPress developer, front-end developer, full-stack developer, PHP developer. How I do it: on time, just-in-time, […]

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Todoist: My Current Toy for Tasks

Speaking of toys, one of my latest favorite toys is the task manager Todoist. At work we had project management software and I made a point to route most of my day through that, but all my personal notes, todos, reminders and whatnot have been through Todoist since August. Now that I’m flying solo, I’m […]

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Toys

My boss liked to poke at me because of how much I enjoy my “toys:” the little tools, tricks, and habits I’ve picked up over the last five years. But I’m starting to learn the toys I play with have a profound effect on the decisions I seem to make.

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Better Alfred Hotkeys with Karabiner

One of the better decisions in my work was pushing as many of my workflows as possible through Alfred. My brain is now configured that if I ever think “I need to do…” it just immediately opens Alfred and muscle memory takes over from there. Tonight I downloaded Karabiner and this is definitely going to […]

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CSS Grid Course from Wes Bos

I’m turning into a bit of a Wes Bos fanboy. He’s about my age, but been in the game much longer than I. His development career seems to match a lot of what I’m trying to make mine: advanced WordPress and full stack JS. But most recently I’ve enjoyed his (free)¬†CSS Grid course. The more […]