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  • Why I'm not interested in self-driving cars

    I can definitely appreciate why folks want to solve the self-driving cars problem. But I personally believe that it's an overly complex problem which is not worth solving.
  • Why I left a job I loved

    After 8 great years at GoDaddy and still loving my job, I left to join a small San Francisco startup, Brave Software. Why? Read and find out :)
  • An introduction to hosting

    What is hosting? This post answers that question by sharing examples and also explaining how your web browser communicates with hosting accounts.
  • Sharing my love for programming with kids

    Pictures and info about a talk that Matt Smith and I did. We talked about programming with two classes at Madison #1 Middle School in Phoenix, AZ.
  • Lessons I’ve learned in the last 12 years

    Life changing lessons I've learned in my career as a software engineer. TL;DR: there's always room for improvement :)
  • OCD and anxiety: a closer look

    I live with Obsessive-compulsive disorder. I have it mostly under control, but sometimes there are bad days. This post elaborates on some of my challenges.
  • The meaning of life

    Discussing Viktor Frankl's book "Man's search for meaning". Reading this book helped change my perspective about everyday life.
  • Thinking about life goals

    Reflecting on where I am now in life, what I'd like to accomplish in the years to come, and realizing I have to drop some goals in order to focus.
  • 2013: A year of releases

    The past few months have been life changing in a lot of ways. In my free time over the past 2 years, a group of friends and I formed a company and have been working hard to finish creating a game that some of us had originally started in 2002. We made great progress, this …
  • Living with OCD and anxiety

    Reflecting back on my personal struggle with OCD and anxiety.
  • Why I quit drinking

    An overview of why I quit drinking. Includes a journal of my experience in the Maricopa County "Tent City" jail back in 2005.
  • Our honeymoon

    Our honeymoon travelogue. We cruised California's Scenic Highway One starting in Orange County and following the coast up to San Francisco.
  • GoDaddy TechFest 2009

    Pictures from the 2009 TechFest that GoDaddy does every year for its technical staff. This year I got to meet Candice Michelle, the original GoDaddy girl.
  • Connecting with the designer of C++

    C++ has played a huge role in my professional career. On a whim, I reached out to its creator, Bjarne Stroustrup. He replied and even sent me an autograph!

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