Recent Articles

Server Refresh

Welcome to the new-ish website! Same site, hopefully new commitment to keeping it updated. Had to make some updates (updated to Font Awesome 5 for example) which required a bit of redoing of my custom templates. Also transitioned to a new Droplet to take advantage of Digital Ocean’s upgraded plans. I’ve been wanting to learn and use Docker, and the upgraded storage capacity of these VPS’s seemed like a good time to learn.

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My Cure for Imposter Syndrome

Imposter Syndrome. It is a dreaded thing, and it has been talked about over and over and over again. And those are just three examples I’ve personally looked at. There are literally hundreds of thousands more results if you search Google. Everyone has self doubt. Everyone worries they aren’t as good as their peers. Its a fact of life in pretty much any and all types of situations, not just in technology.

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My Experience Learning Hugo

So, this website has been built using [Hugo]. I have no experience with Go, I still consider myself new to writing in [Markdown], and I didn’t even really have anything specific I felt the need to share with this world. So why [Hugo]? Mainly, I heard it was fast. Currently, with the 7-ish pages currently within my site, [Hugo] generates the entire site in 19ms. That’s right, milliseconds. I never quite felt right using [Jekyll], but I feel this might be more of an issue of me just not finding the right workflow.

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Louisville.io

On June 6, 2015, I participated in a local event as part of the National Day of Civic Hacking in Louisville, KY. While I was there, the project that I decided to work on was a website that would consolidate all the different calendars of all the different Technology related groups meeting around Louisville. And that was also the day that Louisville.io was born. I was about 5 weeks into my first session as part of Code Louisville, which was also the location that hosted the event, and I honestly didn’t know what how useful I would be.

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