Recently I went about updating my portfolio site to follow the "Mobile First" design philosophy because I came to realize that most people will probably end up looking at it first on their phone. Believe it or not I made a few mistakes along the way. I've come to realize, far too late in life,... Continue Reading →
This idea of balance has been one that I have struggled with for longer than I care to remember. I am one of those guys who is a Jack of all trades and has yet to master any of them (maybe all is a stretch, but the point stands) . I had thought until very recently that I would need to buckle down and decided on something to "master" so that I could either be happy, or make money, or....whatever.
I've heard a lot of people for a long time saying "Follow your passion and find a way to profit from it", and "Do you what you love and you'll never work a day in your life". Lately I've been hearing and reading about an alternative perspective, and I have to say I think it... Continue Reading →
Since I first began my venture into coding, first as a CS student, then as a general interest, the one thing that has spent more time driving me nuts was a what think of as "what the hell is this and what does it do?" Sure I could distinguish HTML and CSS, and I knew... Continue Reading →
One of the things that I have beat my head against a wall repeatedly about was the difference between class and ID Selectors in my CSS code. It has taken me a long time, and I still need reminders (which I keep on a sticky note on my desk), of which Selector indicates class and... Continue Reading →
Hey guys, back for round two. Last time I wrote about how I came to want to learn how to code and a little bit about the route I took to get to where I am now. Now I'd like to look a little bit at some of the differences between a platform like freeCodeCamp... Continue Reading →
About two years ago I decided to make a fairly significant change to my career trajectory and start preparing to leave the military. I went through a few different options, starting with Electrical Engineering, then moved on to Software Engineering, both through traditional university programs online. After about a year or so of taking traditional... Continue Reading →