Brass & Bass, Strava, FFVPN – The greatest things of all time… This Week…

B-Complex - Beautiful Lies (Riot Jazz Brass Band Cover) Yeah, yeah, I know jazz band covers are one of those things that high school band nerds get all obsessed with, but whatever! Riot Jazz Brass Band's cover of this Drum & Bass track is a real earworm (I'm calling this Brass & Bass). https://soundcloud.com/davejecker/riot-jazz-brass-band-beautiful-lies-prod-by-b-complex I've … Continue reading Brass & Bass, Strava, FFVPN – The greatest things of all time… This Week…

Three of the greatest things of all time… this week…

This past week I've made three minor tech-adjacent discoveries that have the potential to change my life in small but important ways. None of these are groundbreaking on their own, but together they're actually making me a little excited about "tech" again. In sort of a strange way. Stoop I've always had two related problems … Continue reading Three of the greatest things of all time… this week…

Dev.to: The most Pleasant Online Community.

Earlier this year, the developer centric social network DEV started popping up regularly in the portions of The Internet I frequent. And for the past month or so, I've been loading up the home page almost as frequently as Reddit. The site itself is like some sort of impossible hybrid combination of Twitter, Stackoverflow and … Continue reading Dev.to: The most Pleasant Online Community.

Is Modern Web Development Too Complex?

As someone who has been in the industry for nearly as long as the industry has existed, the trajectory of modern web development is concerning. Oftentimes the "modern" tools seem overly abstract, interdependent and complex. The "modern tools" I'm referring are a range of technologies designed to improve development processes: dependency management (NPM, composer, etc), … Continue reading Is Modern Web Development Too Complex?