04 March 2016

Business name

If I was to start a moving company, I would name it "301 Movers". "404 Movers" does not fill me with confidence.

16 January 2016


I get asked this question quite a lot. I mean not from random people on the street or people sitting next to me at the bar but from recruiters, IT managers, and other developers. I've read tons of articles about what is a "Full-Stack" developer and do they exist or not and i'm not going to argue this point. I think it's completely stupid to debate this because the IT community has determined "Full-Stack" is back-end + front-end and if you think it should include dba, devops,etc... well good luck trying to change that. I think you would have better luck trying to get those "hoverboards" renamed to something that is more accurate.
Anyway, i've always considered myself a full-stack developer. I liked working all the way from the database queries up to the html and jquery. I was proud of it too. I've met so many java developers that can't do anything in javascript, but like many java developers i thought that front-end development was simpler than back-end. Since i've started working with AngularJS at work, i have changed my mind completely. To even illustrate my point i helped court write a reporting application that used nothing but javascript. Angular handled our front-end and i wrote a small pass-through api server in nodejs to get our data from a jira database. The longer i'm in this field and the more i notice that most of my jobs are going to be java web developer jobs, the more i find the back-end side of that to be SUPER boring. I think when the time is right for a transition, it's going to be for a front-end angular position or maybe just a javascript dev (node is pretty sweet). I've moved passed my "front-end" bias and i think that angular blurs the line of front-end and back-end and also pushes the limits of what the responsibility of the front-end should be. I will always like java but i think javascript is where some exciting new development is happening.

13 January 2016


In December I hit level 36. It hasn't been as depressing as i thought it would be. I thought that making it over the halfway mark to 40 might put me in a soar mood but i think i'm ok. It was good birthday. Court had made a reservation for a group of us to go to taverna plaka and then after that we went to church bar in Edgewood. Just want to say thanks if anyone ever sees this to the people that came out to celebrate my leveling up.

17 July 2012

Trip to Asia

I really want to take a trip to Asia. Mostly Japan, but i would take any Asian country. I think it's mostly the huge difference in culture. I think it would be awesome to visit some place that is completely "alien" to me. The culture shock is what i really want to experience. Airline tickets that far are crazy pricey! Too much for me to spend right now. I wish my job required at least a tiny amount of travel. My previous one did but i think that's pretty unusual for a software developer. Companies don't normally need to send out a developer to fix an issue. Bug reports are submitted and patches are developed. And anyways software is moving away from being client-side and it's all going web based now. Boooo! That's even more reason for me not to have to travel. Guess i'm just going to have to save up some money for that trip to Japan. And don't I wouldn't want work to interfere with touristy stuff i'm doing. Oh yeah, screw that normal touristy stuff when i'm there! I'm there for an experience, not fucking Tokyo Disney. Don't give me the same shit i can get at home with a Japanese twist.
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