Yearly Wrap-up and Retrospective: 2019

Posted January 5, 2020 7:00 pm

Another year has passed and it’s been a tradition of mine as of late to look back on the year that was to see what I hoped to have done, what I did, and where I might improve. I really wish I knew where 2019 went because it seemed to have just flown by. It seemed like it was just yesterday that I was writing about 2018, looking onward to 2019. Now 2019 is gone, the new decade has maybe? begun, and I’m a year older.


Reading List 9/23 - 9/29

Posted October 1, 2019 10:00 am

This week we look at a historical close call with our nuclear weapons, the OLPC laptop, the NSA going after ISIS, good CSS design tips, and ES2019.


Reading List 9/2 - 9/8

Posted September 8, 2019 10:00 am

This week I read about Firefox improving users’ privacy by default, why the GOP and conservatives are wrong about “censorship” on social media, nuclear energy, and a weird bit of tax policy.


Reading List 8/26 - 9/1

Posted September 3, 2019 10:00 am

This week I read about a spouse’s experience with the aftermath of an NFL career, Apple at least partially embracing the right-to-repair, and the benefits of code deletion.


Reading List 8/12 - 8/18

Posted August 18, 2019 10:00 am

This week I read about changes in the US Navy, another nuclear accident in Russia, a prank gone wrong, and more.


Continuing My Side Project & Learning React

Posted August 15, 2019 10:00 am

Lately, I’ve been making steady progress on my side project, which I’m currently calling Digital Family Cookbook. I’m making it as a content management system for cooking recipes. As I’ve mentioned previously, I’m writing it using Node.js, React, & GraphQL. It’s been quite a learning curve, but I’m definitely glad I’ve been working on it. The tools are pretty cool and easy-ish to use once you get used to the syntax and some of the idiosyncrasies of React and JSX.


Reading List 8/5 - 8/11

Posted August 11, 2019 10:00 am

I’ve decided to start this back up. Some interesting thoughts about making the data social media has on us transferrable, DIY Phone Farms, and a new software development podcast I’ve found.


Getting Stronger

Posted July 30, 2019 9:00 pm

At the beginning of July, I decided to change up my gym routine. I had been running a variation of the P.H.U.L. routine, but decided I wanted to try something a little more intense since I felt like I was plateauing with both deadlifts and bench press.