Stop generalizing web development ideals

My family and I traveled to <some remote, third world country> a few months ago, and I took my work with me. Getting any kind of work done over the 14 baud dialup connection we had in the village we stayed in was nearly impossible. Every web application…

Generate a Word document from Markdown on OS X

TLDR Install Pandoc with Homebrew: $ brew install pandoc Convert your Markdown file to Word (docx): $ pandoc -o output.docx -f markdown -t docx markdown-file.md To say that I'm not a fan of Microsoft Office would be an understatement. There are alternatives out there that I much prefer. But, using…

Impress your friends with a custom animated gif search

For a long time, text-based communications have used emoticons to express various emotions. More recently, at least in the nerd community in which I work, the use of animated gifs has become a popular means of going beyond emoticons. The problem is...often times the challenge of finding the right…

But, how is it supposed to work?

UI/UX developer. Its kind of an interesting title, isn't it. My experience has been that it often seems that people make the assumption that because our work is on the user interface, we're really only concerned with delivering stuff that looks a certain way. Well that seems like a…

He was a great man

Years ago, after months of prayer and challenging conversations, my beautiful wife had the privilege of praying with her father as he confessed Jesus Christ as his Lord, asked Him into his heart and received Him as his savior. That moment, while exciting and meaningful at the time, means so…