• A couple things I've learned lately

    Here are some thing I’ve learned lately, in no particular order or category: Melatonin helps me sleep, but gives me vivid and disturbing dreams. I really enjoy working on the back-end, and I’m...

  • L'Shana Tovah

    It’s a (Jewish) new year, and I’m turning a new leaf. I’m ready to spend this year on self improvement and new experiences. I’m going to bear down on some of the things I’ve always been meaning to, I...

  • Taking A Look At Alexa Skill Usage Data

    About 8 months ago I was doing some cooking and had recently purchased an Amazon Echo. I pulled out my phone to Google the safe cooking temperature for pork, something I do literally every time I’m...

  • An Update On My Personal Finance Part 2

    Here’s personal finance update #2. This time around I’ve been a bit more active on Robinhood by picking up some solid big name stocks, as well as some dividend growth ETFs. I’ve also added a new...

  • An Update On My Personal Finance Part 1

    At the end of last year, I made a post here about a new plan for saving my money. I was going to get agressive with my investments and with my diversification. Now, six months later, I’m happy to say...

  • The Problem With Dev Boot camps

    Programming boot camps are becoming more popular than ever, and in the past few months I have seen the effects first hand. Friends of mine are changing career paths with boot camps, and recent grads...

  • Takeaways From a Big PC Upgrade

    This month I made the biggest upgrade to my PC that I’ve ever made. I installed a new CPU, motherboard, PSU, RAM and video card, essentially transforming my rig into a whole new machine. My old CPU...

  • Why I Love And Hate Webpack

    Everyone knows about the state of web development and the over-saturation of tools. We all know it’s rediculous and impossible to keep up on. However you can’t deny that some awesome tools have...

  • Thoughts On The Drupal Community From an Ex-Drupaler

    I’ve been following a story recently regarding some serious drama in the Drupal community. One of its oldest, and highest contributing leading members, has been “ejected” by the leaders due to some...

  • New Year New Site

    It’s a new year! And what better way to kick it off than with a new personal website. This time around, I’m using the lightning fast static site generator Gatsby, which is built in react. I used to...

  • New Years Resolutions That Dont Suck

    I’ve always been a big proponent of self-improvement, and the new year is a great time to re-evaluate your goals and do some good self-reflection. In my opinion, the key to new years resolutions is to...

  • Getting Serious About Saving

    I’m a few months into my new job and have decided to get aggressive and more serious about my saving. Previously it had been difficult for me to truly allocate money into my savings. Now I have a 40...

  • On Learning New Programming Languages

    Here’s something I know about myself: I learn best when I’m forced to. Usually this will require a situation at work, or within a side project that has me saying to myself, “Welp, I need to learn this...

  • One Week With an iPhone 7

    It happened, I finally got an iPhone. Thanks to my awesome new job I’m the proud owner of a shiny new matte black iPhone 7. Ever since smartphones became a thing I’ve been an Android guy. I’ve gone...

  • Reflections On My Career

    Last week, I started a new job. The third of my professional career, and what appears to be the most serious and legitimate of them all. This is the job that will truly propel me into the second stage...

  • From 100 to 1 - How my second job search was 99% better

    While writing a post on a recap of my career, I realized something amazing: during my previous job search, I applied to over 100 jobs before I got one. During this job search, I applied to 1, and I...