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Rat-brain

June 5, 2017

Last week, I purchased a bunch of parts to build a high-end Ethereum mining setup, which I’m hoping will pay itself off in a matter of months, if the prices remain favorable. To fund it, I used a very large portion of the profits I acquired from mining and investing in Bitcoin. I decided I don’t want to use any real cash to fund this endeavor, and fund it purely with crypto-currencies that were mostly mined. I might as…


Finding my voice again

June 4, 2017

It’s been a long time since I’ve written anything that would constitute the normal length of a blog post. I couldn’t give you an exact word count, but more than a few paragraphs, I’d say. I used to love writing. I never really stopped loving it, but it became more bite-sized, digestible, shareable. I feel like, in a weird way, it made the weight of my words less valuable. I’m looking at you, social media.

Now, when…


Fresh site redesign

June 3, 2017

Ahhh…this feels good. I’ve been wanting to do this for years. It’s been just over three years since I’ve launched my website, and this is the first redesign. Before, I was using Kirby CMS to update my content. It was a nice option, and it was so very simple from a developer perspective to modify. But, it came at a big cost; it was not so great on the content-editing side, which really impacted the…


Specialization

July 21, 2014

Try to learn something about everything and everything about something. – Thomas Henry Huxley

No single person can learn everything about everything, which means we need to sometimes call on the help of those who are experts, or at least more knowledgeable, in a particular specialization. In terms of web development, this is usually divided between “front-end” and “back-end.” Front-end focuses primarily on the design and UX (User Experience) of the product, and back-end refers…


Breaking things down

May 10, 2014

Tackling a large, daunting project is something I have not been particularly good at. Being as impulsive as I am, I would start a new project, decide this new project isn’t really that fun to work on after a while, and drop it, only to do the very same thing again shortly after. I just never learn, do I?

Well, lately, I’ve learned how to stay on task. You want to know the secret? Of…