The Stranger Things Wall

I love it when a plan comes together! Yes, my project that I’ve been working on was this awesome nod to the wall from the Netflix series “Stranger Things”. It started out as an idea for a website, but much like the Demogorgon, it manifested itself in...

Rubber Duck Debugging

What is rubber duck debugging? Have you ever spent hours trying to figure out what the hell is wrong with your code, only to find out later on that you forgot to put a comma somewhere, or you spelled the function name wrong? I sure have. In fact, debugging is one of...

Working with the Bloomsky API in PHP and Javascript

Have you heard of BloomSky? Up until a month ago, I hadn’t heard of them either until my brother clued me in to their existence. The tl;dr is that BloomSky is a solar-powered weather station that connects to the web and updates weather data for your station....

Thoughts on Code Schools

  Every week, it seems like I hear about a new code school opening somewhere in the country. As someone who has been a programmer for a long time, it’s very exciting to see these types of programs popping up. NY and LA are the hot spots for rockstar...

WTF Are Twitter Cards?

Twitter is awesome, no doubt. I’ve been on there since 2007, and with the amazing 59 followers I’ve amassed over the past 7 years, I’ve learned a little bit about how it works. Facebook gets a lot of the attention when it comes to development, but...