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    Welcome to My New Office

    My first professional web development was at a small print shop where I sat in a windowless cubical all day. I suffered that boxed in environment for almost five years before I was able to find a remote job where I worked from home. The first...

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    Goals for 2019

    Every turn of the year is a new opportunity to start over, set goals, and renew optimism that time can heal wounds and drive us to change and achieve. I did really well with my 2018 goals: I started a fun podcast with

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    Hello DevTools!

    When I was a 17 year old noob, going to technical college in my home town, I was introduced to a browser called Firebird, which would later be renamed Firefox.  I was immediately drawn to this new browser; Firebird was fresh, exuded excitement, but most of...

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    Goals for 2018

    Every turn of the year is a new opportunity to start over, set goals, and renew optimism that time can heal wounds and drive us to change and achieve.  For me 2018 is my most important year in a long time; 2018 needs to serve as...

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    10 Years

    A full decade ago I was a rookie web developer at a small web shop in Madison, Wisconsin.  When I left college, all I knew was CSS layouts and confirmation boxes.  In short:  I was as green as could be, much greener that kids coming out...

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    Welcome to My Office

    For many developers their office is their home away from home -- hell, some developers are at that office more often than they're at home.  For that reason most of us take great pride in our offices, keeping them as tidy (...or not) as we'd like and injecting as...

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    Stylish, Secure Forms with Wufoo

    I've said consistently over my entire professional career that I absolutely hate working with web forms.  Forms have always been a pain to style, you usually have to write server-side and client-side logic, you need to write spam prevention logic, there's security (especially if you take payment) and XSS prevention...

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    Professional & Personal Goals for 2015

    The turn of the year is a natural time to get deep, think about how the past year went and put together goals for the new year.  Most goals become "pie in the sky" but it's important to aim high, right?  I've been thinking about the past...

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    6 Reasons to Go Treehouse

    There are quite a few tech video tutorial websites on the internet but Treehouse is the web's best.  Of course it's easy to make that claim but here are some of the numerous reasons why that can only be true. Trying Treehouse is FREE Treehouse's sponsorship...

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    Try Treehouse!

    Treehouse has been a mainstay of web learning for a few years now and I'm amazed at how they've grown.  You'd expect them to teach basic stuff like web design and JavaScript, but they've moved on to broader but important topics like...