Climbing Mountains or Digging Coal

I was talking to my manager today about what I want to do, specifically about how much of my time I want to spend coding and I came up with a new metaphor! Coding, especially in Ruby, isn’t the same challenge it used to be. Do I still like it? Sure, it’s fun, and I… Continue reading Climbing Mountains or Digging Coal

Developer Vocabulary Additions

This is my 20th year as a full-time professional web developer. I’ve learned a lot over the years… and at this point, forgotten more than I remember. My favorite thing about being a developer is that we’re the heroes and villains of our story at the same time. We create the bugs and then get… Continue reading Developer Vocabulary Additions

I’m on Team #OfficeHours

Inspired by Matt’s tweet, I’m trying out offering office hours. You grab half an hour of my time and we can chat about whatever you think I can help you with. If you’re in Savannah, I also like to do coffee meetings weekdays between 8-9, but you should email me about those. Some rules, because… Continue reading I’m on Team #OfficeHours

My Friend Cindy Li

I’ve worked with hundreds, if not thousands, of people over the years.  I’ve liked most of them, been friends with a lot of them, and loved many of them.  Cindy was definitely in the last category. Cindy Li and I became fast friends and co-conspirators while we both worked at AOL.  We were on the… Continue reading My Friend Cindy Li

For Further Learning… Web Development Style

I sent this list out to yesterday’s RailsBridge students as next steps if the introductory class lit a fire and they want to learn more. And then I realized it’s a pretty good list, so I’ll share it here too! Local Savannah Things February’s RailsBridge The TechSAV Meetup Group Request an invite to the TechSAV… Continue reading For Further Learning… Web Development Style

Switching Your Primary Google Apps Domain In Not Too Many Steps

It happens. You rebrand (like we did at Planted last year) and need to change your email addresses. You use Google Apps because you need video conferencing that kind of works, document sharing and email and… whatever else they do. You figure, hey, it’s Google, how hard can this be? And then you google for… Continue reading Switching Your Primary Google Apps Domain In Not Too Many Steps

Letters to My Congressman

My local congressman, Buddy Carter, sends out a weekly newsletter and this week’s was a doozy. I don’t normally write to him, because I’m not sure it does any good, but I had to in this case. Here’s what I wrote. Feel free to use it and write to your representatives. In your latest newsletter… Continue reading Letters to My Congressman