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On Taking An Extended Leave From Twitter

April 28, 2018

I went nearly two years without tweeting from my personal Twitter account. That was mostly for the good, but I'm missing some opportunities.

R.I.P. Parker 'Pacho' Jackson, 2003-2017

September 19, 2017

Parker "Pacho" Jackson, our beloved 14-year-old black lab, lived a long, happy life. Rest in peace, old friend.

Practicing Mini Habits to Achieve Great Things

May 12, 2015

I did 20,720 push-ups in 2014 and wrote over 47,000 words for a book by practicing mini-habits and keeping track of them in a simple iPhone app.

Eight Years and Counting

October 14, 2014

It's been eight years since I've had a cigarette. Since then I've run a half marathon and chewed an awful lot of watermelon gum.

The Paradoxical Commandments

June 2, 2014

I recently rediscovered the "Paradoxical Commandments." I think they're a positive shot in the arm for anyone.

The Value of My Time

May 20, 2014

Having kids opened my eyes to understanding the value of my time. Although I have a lot less time to devote to my job and profession, if I stay focused and work on the right things I'll be able to accomplish more with less.

Peers Conference 2014: Lamplighter.io on Laravel Slide Walkthrough

May 12, 2014

This is a presentation slide walkthrough for my talk at Peers Conference 2014 titled "Building Lamplighter.io on Laravel." There is no audio or video of the talk, so I thought annotations and notes relating to the slides would help better explain the talk.

Peers Conference 2014: A Recap

May 2, 2014

Last week I had the good fortune to attend (and speak at) the ‚Äč2014 Peers Conference in Washington, D.C. which was a great experience. This post is a simple recap of events, conversations, and things I did, as well as an exercise in relentless name-dropping.

Peers Conference 2014

April 16, 2014

I've been invited to speak at the 2014 Peers Conference in Washington, D.C, where I'll discuss Masuga Design's decision to build Lamplighter, our new SaaS application, using the Laravel framework.

My Brush with Fame as the Silhouette on the Left

April 10, 2014

I once got to participate in a photo shoot for a spread in Entertainment Weekly's Best of 1998 issue.