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A Look Back at 2015

To paraphrase Bill Gates, most people overestimate what they can do in a day and underestimate what they can do in a year. I definitely underestimated my 2015 and...

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Goals Comments

Shit Google Voice Says

A few years ago, I wrote a blog post called Shit Recruiters Say, where I shared some of the funniest and most ridiculous recruiter messages I had seen. Today, I’m...

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Humor Comments

Running Docker on AWS from the ground up

Docker is an awesome tool. In a previous post, I showed how you can use it to package your code so that it runs exactly the same way in development and in product...

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Should I start a company or work for one?

My blog post on O’Reilly Radar: Should I start a company or work for one?

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A Crash Course on Design for Developers

This is a talk I gave at TechHub Riga that introduces the basic tools of user-centered and visual design. It’s targeted at developers and any other design newbies...

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Design Comments

Introducing Atomic Squirrel and The Startup Checklist

Update: Atomic Squirrel has merged with Phoenix DevOps into a new company called Gruntwork! Check out the Introducing Gruntwork blog post for more info!

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From California to Italy

In one week, my girlfriend and I will be leaving California. We’ve sold just about everything we own. Our remaining earthly possessions fit into the back of my Co...

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Travel, Home Comments

Ping-Play: Big Pipe Streaming for the Play Framework

I’ve just open sourced a library called ping-play which brings BigPipe streaming to the Play Framework. It includes tools for a) splitting your pages up into sma...

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Play, Open Source Comments

Moving to Italy: Our Digital Garage Sale

This summer, my girlfriend and I are moving to Florence, Italy. It’s exciting. It’s scary. It’s insane. And it’s going to take a lot of work.

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Home, Travel Comments

A productive development environment with Docker on OS X

In this post, I'm going to explain why the way most programmers install, configure, and manage software in development, testing, and production environments is a ...

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