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Technology

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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Life

Work They Would Miss

Next week is my last one full-time at ye olde web agency. It has me a bit emotional because the is the first job I’ve left where I feel like I’ve truly left a mark. I’m proud of my earlier jobs too but in all of them I think I was a cog in a […]

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Life

The Year of Refactoring

At the beginning of 2018, I recommended an episode of Cortex that was all about discussing “yearly themes.” I’ve genuinely been working on this idea in my head all year. The closest I ever really came to making a theme for this year was “the year of flexibility.” I wanted to become more open and […]

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Life

No One Ever Tells You

No one ever tells you your well seems dry and you should do what it takes to fill it back up. No one ever tells you to work on your framework technology instead of their project. No one ever tells you to stop the unpaid overtime you’ve worked for them. No one ever tells you […]

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Technology

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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Fatherhood Fitness Life

Another Day, Another Deadlift

Today Second trip to the new gym. Deadlifts and overhead presses plus walks there and back. Made some decent choices about food – the only irresponsible thing being a trip to Dairy Del in the evening. Grocery shop, dishes, laundry folding, straightening up the house all as a matter of course. Tons of time with […]

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Fitness

Back at the Gym

UofL has a small gym about a 15 minute walk from my house. We’ve meant to join it ever since we found out just how much cheaper it is than the Y. We finally joined on Monday night. Tonight was my first workout there and I had a blast. The walk itself is just enough […]

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Life

Library Haul

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Technology

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 […]

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Life

6 Months at Makespace

And they finally put me on the website. To be fair we’ve been so swamped with client work this whole time I have no idea who would’ve had time for the photo editing or page updates anyway. But it’s nice for people to know I don’t just make up my job. Also, check out that […]