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…
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.
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?
Web comics were a big part of what I used to like about the old - pre-social-media - Internet. Diesel Sweeties, Penny Arcade, PVP, My Extralife, Nothing Nice to Say, Orneryboy, etc. I'm not sure exactly how it happened, but I just sort of forgot that web comics existed for a good decade plus. Sure … Continue reading What I Learned About The State of Online Creation While Building a Web Comics Feed Aggregator
I am about to write something that is extremely unpopular amongst my peers in 2019: I like Facebook and I think can can be part of a healthy and productive online diet. Facebook has been getting high profile negative press almost daily, for what seem like a solid year. A lot of it is well … Continue reading The case for Facebook… or something like it