Keeping up with what's next

2 min read
development
introspection

Had an interesting conversation today with a buddy of mine. He was telling me about how he’s mastered gulp and right on cue, I asked “why not webpack”? No, I didn’t triage that into a lecture about how superior Arch Linux is or anything. Quite the opposite, I got to […]

Six months with the 7 Minute Workout

1 min read
self improvement
health
fitness

January 1st, 2018, hung over from New Year’s Eve, I started doing the 7 Minute Workout. For those unfamiliar, the 7 Minute Workout is a series of 13 exercises that are done for 30 seconds each with a 10 second break in between. I’m still unsure where the name “7 […]

Encouraging entrepreneurial spirit in kids

5 min read
parenting
personal finance
entrepreneurship

Most entrepreneurs share similar stories about their earliest entrepreneurial adventures from their youth. These stories are often about selling something to their classmates and/or door to door in their neighborhood. Don’t think I’ve ever heard one about selling lemonade though. So how does one encourage their child to make similar […]

How to calculate United States holiday observances

3 min read
php
javascript

Usually around a holiday I will do a post that’s somehow related to the holiday. Seemed kind of silly to do a post on how to calculate Independence Day in the United States since it’s pretty straight forward. It always lands on the 4th day of the month of July. […]

Stop blaming your hosting company for downtime

2 min read
hosting
devops

I was struck with downtime last week. Linode’s Fremont data center went offline in a big way. Service was interrupted for nearly 4 hours. Did I panic? OF COURSE I DID! At first at least. Thing is, when a site of mine goes down, I just assume that I had […]