How I Made Sense of Music

Posted 2015-02-23

I've always loved music, as long as I can remember some of my fondest memories as a child and young adult revolved around music. I've always had a strong desire to play music, to be able to play it well and to really understand how it all works together.

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Avoiding Burnout

Posted 2014-07-23

Writing software is an incredibly gratifying profession; the idea that you can take a problem and find creative solutions through the use of technology is what drives a lot of us forward. What happens though when the drive is gone? What happens when that nifty little side project, training course, blog post or book goes from being nifty to being a drudgery?

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Have A Conversation

Posted 2014-05-11

The last few days have got me thinking, like seriously thinking, not so much about mental illness; but about people with mental illness.

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Dealing With Over-exposure

Posted 2014-04-30

Some thoughts about my experience at Lone Star

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Seeking Real Interactions

Posted 2014-01-26
Category life

So I had this epiphany the other day as I was scrolling through my Facebook timeline, I will never talk to some of these people ever again. I mean, I probably knew that deep down, but having those words pop into my head really hit me.

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Getting Talks Selected

How to get your talks selected

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More than the language

Posted 2013-11-10

My community works

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How Twitter Took Over My Life (and what I did about it)

Posted 2013-07-02

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Lonestar 13

Posted 2013-07-02
Category code

My thoughts on Lonestar PHP 2013

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Picking up another language

Posted 2013-06-04
Category code

My quest in learning python

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Moving on

Posted 2013-05-26
Category jobs

Moving on is hard to do, my thoughts on some recent changes.

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Connecting to a remote screen session

Posted 2013-05-15
Category code

I was recently introduced to using screen to remotely connect to team members session. This is a post about how to do just that.

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Agent of Change: Part 2 Presentation

Posted 2013-01-09
Part 2 in this series deals with the presentation of your pitch.

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Agent of Change: Part 1 Preparation

Posted 2012-12-25
Category code
Part 1 of a 4 part series regarding being the Agent of Positive Change in your organization

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Mocking SoapClient

Posted 2012-12-21
Category code
Don't let the fact that you have to use SOAP deter you from writing tests, here's you can mock SoapClient

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TDD For the Unconverted

Posted 2012-11-16
Category code
Keywords tdd testing

So you want to start using Test Driven Development, but you're mired in a past that paid no attention to tests or testability; you aren't alone!

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Using BDD Language In Your Tests

Posted 2012-10-22
Category code
Behavioral Driven Development frameworks like Behat and Mink have a very specific set of language that they use, you can use this style of language to keep your tests focused and organized. 

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Using Comments

Posted 2012-10-16
Category code
Keywords comments php
Rarely are comments used well, so I'm going to talk about how I like to see comments used and why.

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Using Selenium2 with PHPUnit

Posted 2012-09-19
Category code
When it comes to using Selenium, you have options. In this post I'm going to talk through using the PHPUnit_Extensions_Selenium2TestCase.

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ShrimPHP

Posted 2012-08-23
Category code
ShrimPHP is a project I started as a way to practice test driven development.

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Headless Selenium From Your VM

Posted 2012-08-23
Category code

Since I started trying to run it on a VM, I figured I'd bring it on home.

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Starting with Selenium

Posted 2012-08-23
Category code
My first experience with Selenium

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Dew It! Half Marathon

Posted 2012-08-18
Category running
Dew It! Half Marathon: August 18, 2012 - Oakridge Prairie - Griffith, IN

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Data Providers

Posted 2012-08-15
Category code
Keywords tdd unit testing
Often times in our tests we need to check a data set rather than a single example. PHPUnit offers us data providers to make this process a little bit smoother!

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Testing SugarCRM Customizations

Posted 2012-08-09
Category code
Ran into an issue with a Unit Test; but at the end of the day I implemented the feature and found some unresolved issues.

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