Toolkit Upgrade

Like most developers, you’re refining your core toolkit based on new tools you find and ones that lose their effectiveness. I’ve updated my developer toolkit page reflecting that, plus adding some new tools (for APIs and Passwords). Give it a peek if you’re interested:

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Five Tips for Remote Developers

When I first shifted my career to one as a remote developer, it was admittedly a bit daunting. I was transitioning from a slower paced government position to a fast paced consulting firm. I was jumping heavy into PHP (alongside my .Net work) which I wasn’t fully versed with yet, and I even switched from PC to Mac to be on the same page with the development setup at the main office. Five and a half years later I’m still running strong and have a pretty good take on how to make it work. While my remote developer status will be coming to an end soon, here are the five key things that have helped me be successful. Continue reading “Five Tips for Remote Developers”


Behold! Christmas Advent Music is Here!

And the angel said to them, “Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.” (Luke 2:10-11 ESV)

If you want to get technical, Advent technically started on Sunday, but I’m more of a December 1 kind of celebratory person. Nevertheless, Christmas Advent is here and one of the ways I love to celebrate is through music. Here’s a plethora of options to get you started, thanks to the power of shared music online! Continue reading “Behold! Christmas Advent Music is Here!”


Review: The Mither Mage Series by Orson Scott Card

A kid that discovers that he has amazing powers. An epic struggle between good and evil. Teenage drama. Coming of age. Magic. Perspectives on life, the universe, and everything. They’re all packed into an urban fantasy setting in the three novel Mither Mage Series (The Lost Gate, The Gate Thief, Gatefather) by Orson Scott Card. Here are a few thoughts on the series… Continue reading “Review: The Mither Mage Series by Orson Scott Card”