From Pushing Pixels to Handmade Products

On December 15th I turn 30, people make a big deal about certain ages; 16, 18, 21, 30, 40, et al. The thing is, birthdays don’t mean much to me, I like my peace and quiet so I don’t do any kind of celebration, and I prefer to treat it like any other day. Family…

Why build when you can buy a CNC router?

I’ve been interested in CNC routers for a while now, but because of the high cost of even the most basic kit it hasn’t been something I’ve really put a lot of thought into. The largest X-Carve only has a working space of 29.5″ x 29.5″ and a Z-axis capable of just 2.5″ with a…

Changing API Tokens in Paw

If you deal with API’s and use Paw for testing, chances are you have at one point or another setup a request that authenticates a user. That’s easy but what if you needed the API token generated by authentication request as a header value for all other requests? Well, that’s also easy, you can set…

Paper Goals

I used to keep my daily todo lists in an app or service; I used Things.app, Well, Basecamp, Notes.app, Talllly, Remember The Milk, and various other apps and services that I can no longer remember. Here’s the thing, I never stick with them with the exception of Well; that little app was awesome and had…

Goals not Resolutions

I’m not making resolutions this year, I’m just going with goals. Goals are easier to achieve and even if I don’t reach them 100% of the way at least I can make progress towards reaching them. So in 2016 I want to: Read 3 books per month. I have 10 books on my Kindle currently…

Hardware Design

I’ve been thinking about hardware a lot more recently, between iBeacons, Raspberry Pi’s, and Arduino’s there are a lot of ideas and things I want to build. There are a lot of ideas I have that probably can’t be built using a combination of those things, but I want to learn more about hardware design…

A PHP Project with a Rails Shop

I had the opportunity to work on an ExpressionEngine project recently with a company that predominantly does Rails development. This was the first time in a while that I was working with a team that didn’t consist of my just my business partner or other local team members. This was also the first time in…