Dec

31

Pre-New Year Excitement!

What a year it’s been. Just about a year ago, December 24th, 2014, I got my first job back in the computer field after deciding that the medical field was no longer for me.  Not to dwell on the past any longer than I have to, but I was held back from my original intentions of being a doctor all those years ago because of not being able to pass all the board exams. Even after I received my degree and finished my education and all that was expected of me. I was down an depressed for so long. I even entered the medical imaging field thinking I should just […]

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Nov

27

Flexbox – Ever check it out?

Just a blurb but I finished checking out a CSS Flexbox course on Treehouse just now and it’s such an awesome tool in CSS, we all really should have looked into it sooner.  Admit it, you’re like me, you’ve been using display: flex; and / or inline-flex for the longest time yet all you knew was, “Oh wow, I like the way it looks this way!”  Flexbox containers and items along with the ability to make each element both if needed have opened up the doors of my mind! I really love 3 column layouts actually, I love the way they look and feel and how much information you can […]

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Nov

25

Working on IE11 W10

My Rant on Internet Explorer Development

So my big success if you can call it that this week in development is trying to solve an issue (one of many) that internet explorer has with CSS code in my development.  So at work, I created a “breaking news” treatment for stories for a news client and for some reason, a complaint came by my desk that it wasn’t working right on Internet Explorer? Really? Nah, that couldn’t be! I honestly don’t even test on IE if I don’t have time because I program on macs and my Windows on Parallels on my laptop refused to install correctly and I have not had time to debug it. My […]

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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

myCube

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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