By day, I code payment, enrollment, and quoting web applications for some of the industry's top health insurance companies, whilst striving for Pragmatic Programmer perfection.
By night, I play guitar in three bands, camp, kayak, hike, play video games, read fantasy, sci-fi, & programming books, and ponder Life, The Universe, and Everything.
I live in Manchester, NH.
I was working on a new Laravel app locally with Homestead, using MySQL. I later decided to use PostgreSQL. This took a bit longer than expected. Here is how I did it.
This is the comical looking back of my adventurous history as a web developer, my goofs, my successes, my failures, my hopes.
We need books, time, and silence. Thou shalt not is soon forgotten, but Once upon a time lasts forever. ― Philip Pullman
I have the hardest time with creative writing. Producing a continuous flow of words should be easier than this.
“Don’t Make Me Think” is a classic book on web usability. This is what I learned from the book, reduced down to a three minute read.
All programmers should post a sign at the precipice descending into their old code: “Abandon all hope, ye who enter here”.
Documenting database design just seems to be one of those things that web developers tend to suck at.
SQLite consists of a single file as the database and a set of CLI commands. “Like all magnificent things, it’s very simple.”
Installing You Need A Budget (YNAB) on the average Linux distro is a no-brainer, but Arch Linux requires a few extra strokes to get purring.