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

31

How to Learn New Languages (IMO)

This was in response to a question a colleague asked about what the best way to learn new coding languages are. I thought that I had created a good process, at least for me, and I hope others will be helped by being able to build a good framework of studying new languages for themselves as well using my example. ——–  I can add that when learning new languages, just go right in however you feel you can learn the best. I’ll give you an example using my current experience. I have to get at a deeper knowledge of XML / XSL / and refine my javascript skills as much as […]

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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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Jul

19

Object Oriented CSS

http://po.st/oocss – Original Article I read on Object Oriented CSS A colleague of mine told me about OOCSS a few days ago and I was intrigued and wanted to know more so I started reading about it around the web.   It’s funny, I didn’t have a “Eureka!” moment or didn’t say “Wow, this is cool!” I’ll tell you why! I actually felt like I was cheated a bit and lost some time developing my own CSS styling in this manner.  When I got back into coding around 2 years or so, I instinctively started styling with classes for the most part instead of ids because instinctively I thought, this […]

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Jun

13

Having Fun with Mongo DB

Thought I’d put together a short blog post about coding in MongoDb.  I’ve been back into coding for a bit longer than a year now and after learning Ruby and Ruby on Rails with ActiveRecord, remembering my HTML / CSS / Jquery, and of course getting into WordPress, Bootstrap, and a myriad of other technologies, I wanted to learn some Mongo DB.  We use it where I work so I was excited to hear from my manager that if I learned some Mongo, I’d get the keys to get inside our database.  Developing is something I’ve wanted to do more and more of and something my current place of employment […]

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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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Jun

10

First thoughts on the Apple Watch

I’ve spent about 2 days with my Apple Watch now, I must say, as most Apple products are, it’s very easy to use. It’s also very easy to set up. After opening up my watch and turning it on, it took less than 10 minutes to input my information and tell it that I did not want it to bring all the apps I had on my iPhone that could be imported to my watch. After that, it was ready to go. It came with about 60% power and I was off to the races. Throughout the day, I did things like bring over some apps, set up my “glances,” […]

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