My 3/15 Week in Lessons: Embrace the Play
This week was learning about balance - balance of work and play, and balance of explore and exploit.
My 3/8 Week in Lessons: Please Mansplain that to Me
My Week in Lessons for 3/1
My first (of hopefully many) weekly lessons learned covers brittle tests, complex components, stupid questions, and existential emotions.
The Testing Introduction I Wish I Had
Testing is a topic I overlooked too much early in my career, which may have hurt my progress the most. This is everything I'd have told my past self about testing.
Any Circle Can Be a Square
Look at anything from a narrow enough perspective, and it can be whatever your mind wants.
What Good Can a Blog Post Do?
As a coder and a writer, I've often felt inadequate with what I'm giving back to the world. But there are ways I can give back, however small they are.
Dissecting my Ruby Project Skeleton
My project skeleton is a base starting point for simple, vanilla Ruby creations. I examine how the basic parts work together for fellow Ruby newbies.
My First Taste of Ruby Task Automation in 22 Lines
Automation has always been a sensitive spot in my coding career, but I finally took a solid first step.
Fundamental Attribution Coders
Many priviledged coderss make a common mistake when thinking other coders should simply 'try harder.'
Negativity is Like Gravity
My mind's first reaction is often negative, and I try to work around these carefully so they don't pull me down.
You Can Be a Casual Blogger
Seeing so many professional writers emerge on Dev.To has helped me see, and accept, my casual blogger habits.
The Web Accessibility Introduction I Wish I Had
Another message to my past self, this time on the importance of accessibility, how to achieve it, and how to test it.
Seven Things to Do Before Asking For Help
Asking for help is important, but so is learning how to give problems your best shot beforehand.
Three Lessons From a Luxury Vacation
Three useful lessons taken away from my first, and possibly last, actual luxury vacation
How to Give Birth to Oneself
Discovering ourselves means finding activities to fuel our productivity, empathy, and sense of empathy.
Never Trust Your Future Self
Willpower is less about 'powering through' lazy moments and more about evading them with careful planning.
The Shell Introduction I Wish I Had
I write a letter to my past self about the Shell's importance I wish I'd focused on earlier in my career.
It's Not About You
When getting feedback from coworkers about your code, don't let your ego stop you from doing better.
Individuality Is A Job
Is uniqueness something natural for us, or does it take work?
Lessons Learned from a Failed CSS Talk
Despite confidence in my 'Maintainble CSS' talk, a lack of focus made it go long. Here's how I don't plan to repeat those mistakes.
Give Your Goals a Finish Line
Inspirational-sounding goals seem good, but have gotten me nowhere. Measurable goals force me to step up and try.
Three Lessons about Verbal Abuse
Verbal abuse shouldn't be dismissed as silly or unimportant. There's easy ways to recognize and handle it.
How EmberConf Reenergized the Little City in my Head
When I arrived at Ember Conference 2018, I found something vital for long-term success as a developer.
The May 1st Reboot
Two months after redesigning my site, a big event makes me do it all over again.
Don't Just 'Start a Conversation'
People 'just trying to start a conversation' are never worth listening to.
How to Refactor an Anime Newsletter
I revisit my first real Node program to refactor it with more ES6 syntax, asynchronous functions, and anime wallpaper feeds.
Answering to Ourselves
It's amazing how many worries vanish by thinking 'I have the benefit of not caring what they think.'
Your Attention is a Currency
Outwitting our Horrible Voices
Despite being of a single mind, most people have inner voices pulling them different directions that we need to avoid.
Take Notes on Everything
With so much to keep learning as a junior dev, I've remembered not to trust my brain to hold onto all the new info.
Building the new SeeClickFix Website
As you’ve (hopefully) seen by now, we have completely overhauled the SeeClickFix homepage and corporate website. I share my favorite code from the new site.
The Git Rebase Introduction I Wish I'd Had
If you don't know what rebasing in Git is, read this before it's too late. Especially if you love cupcakes!
Three Helpful Rules for Junior Devs
Part of being a junior dev is controlling the overwhelming pressure I put on myself to learn as much as possible.
How to Make an Anime Newsletter
For my first web project that wasn't a website, I broke down a goal that involved Node, scheduled functions, the Twitter API, and a feed of anime wallpapers.
Fighting off Impostor Syndrome
All web developers will fight Impostor Syndrome at some point, and find their own way to fight back.
How to be a Perfectly Unhappy Developer
I've found I'm not a happy person. I wouldn't have it any other way.
Tips for Making Maintainable Pattern Libraries
It's easy to see why pattern libraries are useful, but tough to successfully maintain them over time.
You Have no Right to an Uninformed Opinion
Before you share an opinion on any topic, ask yourself the following questions
Rest is not Laziness
Don't feel lazy and undeserving for taking the time to rest. One can't be productive without rest.
Swears, Religion, and the Zoo
Common language influences us a lot. Could our swear words affect our beliefs?
Death, Dogs, and Distance
Being so close to death is terrifying, but being far away from it is even worse.
Networking with Twitter
A SlideShare from my AmeriCares internship on using Twitter for career networking.
Exploring how helping people plant gardens after a disaster can make you one of the #HealthCareHeroes.
Conscience of Society
Professor Alejandro Garcia’s own altruistic actions are being recognized with the 2013 Daniel and Mary Lou Rubenstein Social Justice Award.
With Open Arms
Vast spiritual opportunities lie within campus Chapel; Hendricks illuminates need for diversity.
Stephen Barton, panel of experts open discussion on gun control
The gun control discussion has officially begun at Syracuse University, with the 'Guns and America: Joining the Conversation' event.
Such Great Heights
On Point For College helps students reach new levels of achievement