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Why I'm not interested in self-driving carsI 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 lovedAfter 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 hostingWhat 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 kidsPictures 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 yearsLife 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 lookI 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 lifeDiscussing Viktor Frankl's book "Man's search for meaning". Reading this book helped change my perspective about everyday life.
Thinking about life goalsReflecting 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 releasesThe 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 anxietyReflecting back on my personal struggle with OCD and anxiety.
Why I quit drinkingAn overview of why I quit drinking. Includes a journal of my experience in the Maricopa County "Tent City" jail back in 2005.
Our honeymoonOur honeymoon travelogue. We cruised California's Scenic Highway One starting in Orange County and following the coast up to San Francisco.
GoDaddy TechFest 2009Pictures 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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