Sep

11

Reply to Atlantic Article

My reply to Atlantic Article on pens and writing:  http://po.st/saveWriting Contrary to what some have said, I care about fountain pens! I started writing with one in my first year of college. It was a modern Parker ink cartridge fountain pen. I loved to write at that time and wanted to write more and more.  After college, I got into healthcare and everyone knows the multitude of forms and the stacks of forms with carbon paper that you have to write through even in other fields. It was so nice to write with the fountain but it couldn’t make it’s way all the way through the stack and you couldn’t […]

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Sep

05

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First 2 Weeks as a Front End Web Developer

Just wanted to update everyone on my story since my post about leaving Mezzobit. I’ve got to say, after 2 weeks as, finally, a full time front end web developer, I am really enjoying it a heck of a lot!  I’m now a FE Dev for Worldnow and it’s a dynamic and exciting place with co workers that seem like really good natured, friendly people. I honestly like spending time with them and we all do the best we can to keep the stress down for each other while getting things done. At least that’s the way it feels so far. Finally, no more meetings and worries about having to […]

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Aug

30

Gun Control? How about Gun Education instead?

I saw an article today on Facebook on how a father took time to either take his daughter out to a gun range to shoot or had someone else teach her to shoot. This was my response: “Education and experience is the best “gun control” we can give our friends, our kids, and our family. It’s the best shield against foolishness of our own. Sadly, I can’t say the same about protecting ourselves from foolishness of others though. At least one experience at a gun range with training should be mandatory in our country right now, even if we aren’t allowed to buy or conceal carry where we live. Don’t […]

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Aug

04

What the best web technology to use on a personal website?

This was a question posed on Quora yesterday. The questioner received no answers at the time so I thought I’d give him a suggestion (in my humble opinion). Here is my reply: I don’t think there is a best technology for a personal website. You should just use what you know or what you want to know. I’ll give you my example, I am a career changer and I did go to a code academy to beef up my coding skills. I needed a personal portfolio site in order to get a job.  I had just learned Ruby On Rails so I thought I’d use that but I didn’t have […]

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Jul

25

Moving on from Mezzobit

Just a post to share some amazing news that makes me excited as well as a little jittery!  Last year, for those who know, I decided to make a big change in my life. I was very tired of the monotonous life I had as an MRI technologist making very little money and giving up all my time to “the company.” I had been longing to be back in technology for a long time and my times as a kid coding and working with technology all through school made me wonder what happened and why I was where I was in life. I had gotten enticed by the world of […]

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Jun

11

Reply to article: The Procrastination Doom Loop—and How to Break It

This was my reply to the Atlantic article: The Procrastination Doom Loop—and How to Break It The article can be found at: http://ow.ly/ObfH1  for those who want to read more on the matter. “I think this article actually lends credence to the fact that everyone’s choice strategy nowadays seems to be to “gamify” everything. Make everything seem like a game and you’ll never think you’re working. I personally don’t back the strategy or think it helps out at work very much. Some games are really annoying and I don’t want to play them, I just delete them from my devices. You can’t do that with work though, might as well just going […]

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