Jan

01

Successful Akamai Purge

New Years Success

Just a short post because I am excited for all the challenges coming in this year.  I was able to write a script in Node.js for use in purging Akamai files. Long story short, my company set a long TTL on files on a certain directory and I needed a way to get my files updated. I created the working purger yesterday but today I wanted to make it more dynamic. It will now ask you on the command line what file you want to purge and then do it once you hit enter.  No more changing the url in the javascript file itself. Stoked, and glad it works.

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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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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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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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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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