Writing is a huge part of my life, ranging from newspaper articles, coding posts, or my personal blog. I've grouped my favorites here, added filters for your convenience, and invite you to enrich your mind with them. Armchair and green tea not included.
Negativity is Like GravityDecember 3, 2018
My mind’s first reaction to tough events is almost always negative. It’s not hard to understand why, since negative thinking is easier on my…
You Can Be a Casual BloggerNovember 5, 2018
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 HadOctober 23, 2018
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 HelpOctober 15, 2018
Asking for help is important, but so is learning how to give problems your best shot beforehand.
Three Lessons From a Luxury VacationSeptember 30, 2018
In August I did the unthinkable - I went on vacation to an all-inclusive resort. It’s unthinkable for someone with so little self-confidence…
How to Give Birth to OneselfSeptember 12, 2018
Discovering ourselves means finding activities to fuel our productivity, empathy, and sense of empathy.
Never Trust Your Future SelfAugust 29, 2018
Willpower is less about 'powering through' lazy moments and more about evading them with careful planning.
The Shell Introduction I Wish I HadJuly 16, 2018
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 YouJune 21, 2018
When getting feedback from coworkers about your code, don't let your ego stop you from doing better.
Individuality Is A JobJune 10, 2018
Is uniqueness something natural for us, or does it take work?
Lessons Learned from a Failed CSS TalkMay 25, 2018
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 LineMay 23, 2018
Inspirational-sounding goals seem good, but have gotten me nowhere. Measurable goals force me to step up and try.
Three Lessons about Verbal AbuseMay 18, 2018
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 HeadMarch 20, 2018
When I arrived at Ember Conference 2018, I found something vital for long-term success as a developer.
The May 1st RebootFebrurary 15, 2018
Two months after redesigning my site, a big event makes me do it all over again.
Don't Just 'Start a Conversation'Februrary 6, 2018
People 'just trying to start a conversation' are never worth listening to.
How to Refactor an Anime NewsletterJanuary 28, 2018
I revisit my first real Node program to refactor it with more ES6 syntax, asynchronous functions, and anime wallpaper feeds.
Answering to OurselvesDecember 30, 2017
It's amazing how many worries vanish by thinking 'I have the benefit of not caring what they think.'
Your Attention is a CurrencyDecember 21, 2017
Something I always marvel at with today’s society is just how in-demand everyone’s attention is. In many cases it’s in more demanded, and…
Outwitting our Horrible VoicesDecember 6, 2017
Despite being of a single mind, most people have inner voices pulling them different directions that we need to avoid.
Take Notes on EverythingOctober 31, 2017
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 WebsiteOctober 24, 2017
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 HadSeptember 24, 2017
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 DevsAugust 28, 2017
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 NewsletterJuly 30, 2017
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 SyndromeJune 21, 2017
All web developers will fight Impostor Syndrome at some point, and find their own way to fight back.
How to be a Perfectly Unhappy DeveloperMay 16, 2017
I've found I'm not a happy person. I wouldn't have it any other way.
Tips for Making Maintainable Pattern LibrariesFebrurary 17, 2017
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 OpinionFebrurary 13, 2017
Before you share an opinion on any topic, ask yourself the following questions. Have I invested enough research into this opinion? Did I…
Rest is not LazinessJanuary 20, 2017
Don't feel lazy and undeserving for taking the time to rest. One can't be productive without rest.
Swears, Religion, and the ZooOctober 16, 2016
Common language influences us a lot. Could our swear words affect our beliefs?
Death, Dogs, and DistanceJuly 1, 2016
Being so close to death is terrifying, but being far away from it is even worse.
Juice Jam 2014August 17, 2014
Some Storify coverage of Syracuse University's 2014 Juice Jam concert.
Networking with TwitterAugust 12, 2014
A SlideShare from my AmeriCares internship on using Twitter for career networking.
HealthCare HeroesAugust 7, 2014
Exploring how helping people plant gardens after a disaster can make you one of the #HealthCareHeroes.
Recapping the Tech CurveMarch 29, 2014
The Syracuse SPJ hosted our first of two events for the Spring 2014 semester, the Tech Curve panel.
Conscience of SocietyMarch 27, 2013
Professor Alejandro Garcia’s own altruistic actions are being recognized with the 2013 Daniel and Mary Lou Rubenstein Social Justice Award.
With Open ArmsFebrurary 27, 2013
Vast spiritual opportunities lie within campus Chapel; Hendricks illuminates need for diversity.
Stephen Barton, panel of experts open discussion on gun controlFebrurary 20, 2013
The gun control discussion has officially begun at Syracuse University, with the 'Guns and America: Joining the Conversation' event.
Such Great HeightsAugust 28, 2012
On Point For College helps students reach new levels of achievement