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"
The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a toll on both my physical and mental health. I don’t think that I am alone in that.Continue reading "Fitness in 2020"
Today is November 3 in the United States and that means that today is election day. I hope that you have voted by now but if you haven’t, you are going to need to know where to go. Vote.org has a very nice site for finding your polling place. Usa.gov has a perfectly usable one …Continue reading "Election Day in America"
Every now and then, I’ll get a question along the lines of “How do I get into computers? Is there somebody willing to train me?” That isn’t an easy question to this answer. A lot of people don’t seem to like this answer and some even consider it to be derogatory. No matter what profession …Continue reading "How to “get into computers”"