My Second Mid-Life Crisis

October 04, 2015

Over 6 years ago, I separated from my then wife, choosing to live a separate path—albeit an overlapping path as we co-parent our two boys. This was my first crisis. Now, years later, I find myself struggling with something different. Growing up, seeing what those around me did, I saw a familiar pattern: you work hard and consistently until your 60s and hope to have enough saved up to support ...

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August 14, 2015

“If there’s more than 200 characters, we’ll put an ellipsis and add a Read More link.” And then you click on that Read More link and, well, you’re underwhelmed that it only showed three more words. If there were only three more words, why not just show them! As a developer, it’s really easy to see a spec like “no more than 2 lines” and do something like this: if ( conten...

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Just Right For Me

May 27, 2015

You’re doing it wrong. OMG. I can’t believe you still use jQuery. You’d be stupid to use Angular. OOCSS is horrible for building websites! It leads to classitis! Or, you know… maybe it doesn’t really matter. I can be opinionated about how I build things. I have tools and approaches that I prefer over others. I willingly (and hopefully not forcefully) share those opinions. ...

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Just Write For Me

May 26, 2015

She said, “Just write for me.” Yes, I don’t blog very much anymore. To think I’ve run out of things to talk about couldn’t be further from the truth. I have plenty to talk about. But I seem to have lost my ability to put those thoughts into words and to do so eloquently. “This isn’t blog worthy,” I’d say. I have a list of a dozen blog posts that I’ve wanted to write....

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