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whoami:  I’m a web developer

whoami: I’m a web developer

Just over six months ago, I decided I wanted to become a programmer. Now, I’m working as a web developer for a great company.  It’s amazing to me how much has changed in such a short amount of time.  I get to work with PHP, ReactJS, and a smidge of NodeJS/npm, Ruby on Rails and … Continue reading

Don’t look at me… my struggle is showing!

Don’t look at me… my struggle is showing!

At my software development bootcamp (Epicodus), we work in a style called “pair programming.”  Pair programming refers to a practice where two people share the same computer, working together to write and debug their code.  Each person in the pair takes turns on the keyboard and each person contributes by talking through the code whether … Continue reading

My text from the Easter Bunny

My text from the Easter Bunny

Not just anyone gets a text every year from the Easter Bunny… the real Easter Bunny.  At my house, we do. This text is from this past Sunday, but it started years ago when my boys were little and believed in all things make-believe and magical, especially if those things involved candy and/or celebrating.  So, they were … Continue reading

What blog am I reading?!?

For those who were reading my blog a couple years ago, my last post (I Kinda Get Git…) may have you wondering what blog you inadvertently subscribed to back then. I haven’t added much on here for awhile, but have continued to think in “blog posts” and write them in my mind when funny or … Continue reading

More yarn, wires, and life

More yarn, wires, and life

I think I might come back.  I haven’t posted on here in so long, but I still sometimes find myself thinking in “blog speech” as I’m reconstructing something funny that just happened or silently reviewing an app to myself.  I never intended to wander off for so long, but once I left I wasn’t sure … Continue reading

The Sabbatical

I stink at my sabbatical right now. I keep thinking of things I want to say…like that “I’ve finally cracked it…!” [the way to make packing less of a nightmare, that is]. I think that post is my next App of the Week. At any rate, I just want you to know that I reserve … Continue reading

Chickens

Chickens

I am NOT a bird person. However, I am an egg person (with the right amount of cheese). It’s my weakness for eggs and the vision of a beautiful little variety pack of “home grown” eggs from my own little urban homestead (I think that’s the trendy term), that made me think that somehow I … Continue reading

Apps of the Week: House Hunting Apps

Apps of the Week: House Hunting Apps

I currently have nine apps on my iPad and iPhone that I have been using (a lot!) in this process of looking for where we want to live in Portland. Rather than highlight each of them separately in their own weekly reviews, I decided to combine them all into one here today. Even if you … Continue reading

Pack it up! But don’t.

Ahhhh, packing. When you move out of one house before the other house is sold, there are some issues… two mortgages being the obvious one. However, there is a lesser known but similarly sinister problem (similar in that really neither of them are sinister, but I liked the way it sounded)… Common folklore (realtors, friends, … Continue reading