traversing the narrow road
with the Word of God
I take pride the life I’ve dedicated to the Lord and the things that I write. Over the past 20 years I’ve been writing stories, poems, rambling thoughts some inspirational, and have accumulated “several” unfinished books. For ten years I’ve been working as a front-end web developer learning how to shape and craft amazing web experiences.
February 7, 2015
One useful part of owning a Mac is the ability to quickly show and hide hidden files so that you can make quick adjustments. For my own workflow that meant starting a Google search for “Show Hidden Files on Mac” all the time when I needed to see and edit a hidden file, then open a terminal window and paste the command that they provided on the page in order to complete that particular workflow. Not the best and quickest solution I know. So at one point I figured that I would set up an alias for both showing and hiding files quickly using terminal with commands that I could remember easily. Read more.
February 1, 2015
January 28, 2015
Every day I write code and love building feature “x” for web sites. I enjoy the projects and people that I work with that inspire me to write clean and highly functional code (in any browser, yes, even Internet Explorer). However, in a recent discussion with a good friend and colleague I realized that I need to start doing more than code at work and then code at home. There are far more interesting things to do than learning to be better at a skill while completely missing the point of unplugging and doing something different that allows your passions to deepen in new ways. The challenge he had setup for himself was to take up a hobby and while talking more about hobbies he mentioned that he wanted to learn to build a drone using [Arduino](http://www.arduino.cc/), which is an open-source electronics platform. For him it was a way to connect and have fun with his family which bridged the gap between his need to unplug from work related coding projects and to learn something new. For developers we spend far too much time plugged into an online medium and it definitely drains our batteries not having the ability to do something different. We code in our spare time, start personal web projects, take on a few clients on the side, and eventually go back to work for 40+ hours to do the same thing over again. It burns you out when your personal and work lives collide in such a way that you can’t see the dividing line. Read more.
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