A decade ago, I watched a ted talk about Kiva and made my first kiva loan. The first few loans were kind of random but I eventually settled on the goal of giving a loan in every country. Kiva officially works with lenders in 76 countries and I typically gave one loan per month, so …Continue reading "I have made 83 kiva loans in 72 countries and I’m not sure what to do next"
If my count is correct, this is my 1000th post on this blog. Since the blog just turned 10 years old, that means that I have been averaging 100 posts per year but there have been years where I only posted one or two things for the whole year.Continue reading "1000th Blog Post!"
It has been exactly 10 years since I posted Changes on this website. This blog has never had a singular focus. It has always just covered what I am interested in at the time. So far, I have published 988 posts (including this one and a few that are scheduled out into the future). I …Continue reading "This blog is 10 years old!"
Over the past few weeks, I have mainly been posting content related to the State Parks App and work on that project is not stopping at all but there is some additional content that I really want to work into the weekly schedule. Last week, I posted an update about my preferred coding tools and …Continue reading "The summer 2021 blogging forecast"
This is going to be a pretty quick post. I am really excited to announce that I just accepted a new job at Bader Rutter, here in Milwaukee. Bader Rutter is an almost 50-year-old full service agency with offices in Milwaukee and Chicago. I am joining their team as a senior full-stack developer.Continue reading "I accepted a new job!"
On June 6 of 2016, I started working for the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee again. It genuinely feels like I just started yesterday. When I started at UWM, I had been writing ColdFusion code for a decade and I was looking for a little bit of a reset. I was explicitly looking for something that …Continue reading "Five years at UWM"
Back in 2011, I wrote a post about my top 5 favorite podcasts. I figured that a decade later, an update was in order. Since 2015, I have apparently listened to 108 days, 3 hours of podcasts so I definitely know what I like. This time, I want to try to break it out a …Continue reading "Joe’s Favorite Podcasts"
Back in December, I was talking about posting regularly on this blog but there hasn’t been any new posts since March. So, what happened? Back in April, I started looking at moving the blog over to Jekyll or Gatsby. After a few weekends of research, I decided that this was too complicated for a hobby …Continue reading "What happened, Joe?"
I am sitting here in the back of a coffee shop in December 2019, thinking about what I want out of 2020. In August, I turn 40 (which is slightly frightening). I want to move my career forward in 2020. I do not particularly know how to do that but by the time you read …Continue reading "2020 Time Capsule Post"
We apparently made it to the end of 2020. It was a hell of a year. On Thursday, my 2020 “time capsule” post should be auto-posting. This year, I set a goal of posting something coding related every week. In the end, I settled on a cadence of posting something related to web development every …Continue reading "Future plans for this blog"